Most of the artifact unearthed at the Acropolis of Athens are now exhibited at the Acropolis Museum, including the most extensive group of Korai statues, and the sculptures that once adorned the Parthenon.
Athens National Archaeological Museum
The largest museum of Greece hosts the most important artifacts from the entire country under one roof. All eras of Ancient Greek history are represented from the stone age to the Roman Era.
Athens Agora Museum
The Archaeological Museum of the Athenian Agora is hosted in the Hellenistic Stoa of Atallos. The stoa was rebuilt in the 1950's from the ground up with the purpose of storing the artifacts unearthed in the Agora excavations, and to house the museum where the most important items can be exhibited.
The museum highlights include art dating all the way back to the stone age, every-day life objects, and artifacts directly related to the Athenian democracic functions.
The small archaeological museum located in the archaeological site of Delos and exhibits objects from the excavations there. Just like the archaeological site, it is accessible only by shuttle boat from Mykonos. Highlights include several excuisite mosaics found during exclavations.
The Archaeological Museum of Delphi is one of the top must-see museums of Greece. It exhibits artifacts unearthed from the ancient oracle of Delphi from Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece, including the Charioteer of Delphi, and the two Kouros statues known as Kleovis and Biton. The museum is located near the entrance to the Archeological site in an attractive buildings that also has storage and restoration facilities.
The archaeological Museum of Eleusis (Elefsina) is located on the hill above the Telesterion and houses artifacts from the excavations at the Eleusis sanctuary. Artifacts in its collection date from Stone Age to Byzantine times.
The Eretria Archaeological museum houses a small, but very important collection of artifacts found in excavations around Evia. Highlights of the museum include the unique terracotta centaur and other finds from Lefkandi, and the sculptures from the archaic temple of Apollo Daphnophoros that depict an amazonomachy. The finds from the Lefkandi heroon have shed new light in a previously little-understood period of ancient Greece: the Dark Ages.
One of the most important museums of Greece, the Heraklion museum displays artifacts from the numerous archaeological sites of Crete. The exhibitions span several millennia, beginning with finds from paleolithic Crete, and ending with the Roman occupation of the island.
The highlights of the museum include several ceremonial rythons, numerous Kamares pottery, several sculptures, and gold jewelry.
The Archaeological Museum of Marathon exhibits art and artifacts unearthed in the surrounding area. Marathon was inhabited since the stone age, so items on display date between the Middle Helladic to the Roman eras.
While the most imporant artifacts found at Mycenae are exhibited permanently at the National Museum of Athens, a host of other objects are presented here to provide context for a visitor to the archaeological site of Mycenae.
The Nafplion Archaeological Museum is home to objects unearthed in the Argolis area. Highlights include the bronze Dendra Panoply (15c. BCE), artifacts from the Franchthi cave (Mesolithic to Neolithic), items from the excavations at Tiryns (Bronze to Iron Age), and superb examples of ceramics from the stone Age to the 6th c. BCE.
The museum hosts Roman and Byzantine finds from ancient Nikopolis. It houses objects and art from the excavations in the expanded area around the ancient city founded by Augustus.
Highlights of the artifacts undearthed in the excavations at ancient Olympia are hosted in the Olympia Archaeological Museum. They include objects from Bronze Age, all the way to Roman and Byzantine times. Highlights are the sculptures from the temple of Zeus (Pediment and Metopes) from the early classical era, and the superb statue of Hermes of Praxiteles from the late classiclal period.
The archaeological museum of Sitia in is home to the major archaeological finds from the sites excavated in Eastern Crete. Its small size packs a large number of paleolithic, Minoan, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman artifacts.
The highlights of the museum of Sitia include several tablets of Linear A script, a large number of pottery, and the statuette pictured here.
Thera Prehistoric Museum
The Prehistoric Museum of Thera houses a large collection of artifacts from Akrotiri.
Highlights of the museum include several large wall frescoes such as the "Wall Paintings of Monkeys" and the "Wall Paintings of the House of the Ladies" (ca. 17 c. BCE), many cycladic statuettes, a multitude pottery, and every day artifacts that were buried in Akrotiri by the eruption of the Thera volcano.
Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki exhibits artifacts unearthed in northern Greece. The bulk of the collection is comprised of precious metal objects from the Hellenic Kingdom of Macedonia.