You have come to relax and you are bored walking around the corridors of the museums. We understand you. A good starting point is to go to Syntagma Square and just before picking a place to enjoy a nice coffee, to observe the Archaeological Museum from the outside; this amazing stone-built Venetian three-storey building. It is one of the most beautiful and best preserved monuments from the time of the Venetian occupation of Greece. According to the marble inscription inlaid in its facade, the building was built in 1713, during the time of the second Venetian occupation, by the prefect of the fleet, Augustine Sagredo, to be used as a naval warehouse. It may intrigue you, and you might end up sacrificing your morning coffee for a useful glimpse on the history of the place. Here you will admire remarkable collections with historical exhibits from the Prehistoric and the Mycenaean Periods, coming from Mycenae, Ancient Tiryns, Ancient Assini and other areas.
Worth to see
The bronze armor of the 14th century BC found in a chambered tomb of "Dendra", the Mycenaean figurine of the 12th century BC "Archon (Lord) of Assini" and historical exhibits of Argolis on the second floor.
Closed: every Tuesday, 1st and 6th of January, Easter Sunday, 1st of May, Christmas (Dec. 25th and 26th).
General admission 6€
Reduced ticket 3€ for children under 12 and EU citizens over 65 years old, Students (not EU)
Free entrance for: EU students, Visitors with disabilities, Qualified guides, Unemployment card holders.
Free entrance on: March 6th (in memory of Mme Melina Mercouri), April 18th (International Monuments Day), May 18th (International Museums Day), on the last weekend of September each year (European Cultural Heritage Days), October 28th (National Day), and every first Sunday of each month from November 1st to March 31st
With a ticket's cost only 20€, you can visit within 3 days (duration of ticket) the following 6 archaeological sites and Museums:
-Archaeological site and Museum of Mycenae
-Byzantine Museum of Argolis
-Archaeological site of Tiryns
-Archaeological Museum of Nafplio
-Archaeological site of Assini
Syntagma Square, T +30 27520 27502 (ext. 6).