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Epigraphic Museum

Visit the Epigraphic Museum for free with the Athens City Pass and save € 15.

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The Epigraphic Museum in Athens is the only one of its kind in Greece and one of the largest in the world. Its artifacts include 14.078 inscriptions and tablets which document Greek history. In the rooms that are open to the public the visitors can see or read (!) inscriptions from early historic times to the late Roman period.  

Opening hours Epigraphic Museum

Mondays: closed
Tuesday to Sunday: 08:00AM–03:00PM

The Epigraphic Museum is open daily from 08:00AM to 03:00PM – apart from Mondays. Since only four of its rooms are open to the public, the opening times are more than enough to explore its collection.   

Admission fee Epigraphic Museum

Unified ticket- Full: €15
Reduced: €8
Minors (under 18 years old) do not need to pay an admission fee.

Valid identity card or passport is needed to confirm the age. 

Ticket Epigraphic Museum

By ordering the Athens City Pass Complete, you have free access to the Epigraphic Museum. You will receive your ticket enclosed in the Athens City Pass package, at home before your trip or you can pick it up at our local pickup station, at Athens International Airport.

Address Epigraphic Museum

Address:
Tositsa 1
Athens 10682
Greece

 +30 210 8232950, +30 210 8217637

Directions Epigraphic Museum

Metro line 1 to Omonoia or Victoria
Metro line 2 to Omonoia
Bus line Β5, Α7, Α8, Β8, Β12, Γ12, 022, 035, 046, 060, 224, 605, 608, 622
Trolley line: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19 

The Epigraphic Museum is located centrally in downtown Athens. Many bus and trolley lines stop directly at the main entrance of the museum. If you come with the metro from Omonoia then choose the exit that says Patission/28is Oktovriou. Walk up Patission Str. and after 7-8 blocks (ca. 8-10 minutes) you will see the small park outside the National Archeological Museum. Next to it stands the Epigraphic Museum. From Victoria walk upwards at Heyden Str. and turn right on Patission. After 6 blocks (ca. 8-10 minutes) you will see the small park outside the National Archeological Museum and next to it you will see the Epigraphic Museum.

Note: Greek buses do not have an announcement board for the stops. We advise you to ask the driver to notify you when approaching your stop. 

HIghlights Epigraphic Museum 

  • More than 14.000 inscriptions 
  • Documents Greek history until the late Roman period
  • Next to the National Archeological Museum
  • Free with your Athens City Pass

Special conditions of use

You can profit from free and priority entrance to the Epigraphic Museum with the Athens City Pass Complete.

The site is closed on the following days: Jan. 1st, Mar. 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday (Greek Easter), Dec. 25th/26th

Special opening times: Jan. 6th 08:30AM–03:00PM, Shrove Monday 08:30AM–03:00PM, Good Friday (Greek Easter) 12:00PM–03:00PM, Holy Saturday (Greek Easter) 08:30AM–03:00PM, Easter Monday (Greek Easter) 08:30AM–03:00PM, Pentecost 08:30AM–03:00PM, Aug. 15th 08:30AM–03:00PM, Oct. 28th 08:30AM–03:00PM

Nearby Epigraphic Museum

Directly next to the Epigraphic Museum stands the National Archeological Museum with its impressive permanent collections of Greek antiquities. The surrounding area of Exarcheia is an interesting neighborhood of down town Athens due to its intellectual and political character. Visitors can see some typical examples of the Modernist Movement of Greek architecture in the inter war period, such as the Blue Building on Exarcheia Square. 

The collection Epigraphic Museum

The Epigraphic Museum in Athens was founded in 1855 and it is the largest of its kind in the world. It contains 14.078 inscriptions and tablets documenting Greek history. Since most of them originate from Attica, visitors can have an overview of civic and private life in ancient Athens. The vast majority of the inscriptions is carved in stone or marble and is written in the Greek language. 

There is a small amount of Roman and Hebrew funerary inscriptions. The exhibits include decrees, laws, letters, alliance treaties, financial accounts etc. In the courtyards the visitors can see funerary monuments.

The Athens City Pass Complete entitles you to free access to the Epigraphic Museum with priority entrance. Simply, buy it online.