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The Best Museums in Greece for Families

20/02/2019

Greece has some of the best museums in the world, documenting it’s rich history and ancient civilizations. Here’s the best museums in Greece.

The Best Museums for Kids in Greece

Unless you are visiting Greece purely for a sun and beach holiday (and there’s no better destination in the world for that!), you’ll want to get to know some of the ancient past of Greece.

With 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites, thousands of other archaeological sites, and hundreds of museums, it’s a cultural extravaganza. The one small problem that families face though, is that not all kids love museums!

That’s why we have listed the best museums in Greece for families here. Each one appeals to kids on a different level, and when combined with one of our exclusive Kids Love Greece tours, you can be assured of a fun and memorable experience.

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The Acropolis Museum in Athens

Karyatids statues in Acropolis museum Athens

We’ll start with the Acropolis Museum in Athens. This museum is often described as one of the best in Greece if not the world, and beautifully displays the artefacts found at the Acropolis which is nearby.

Kids will love this museum for many reasons. Younger one have the chance to go on a treasure hunt through the museum (treasure hunt kits available at the ticket desk), and older ones will appreciate curiosities like the Sorcerers Ball.

The best way to truly appreciate the Acropolis museum is during a kid-friendly tour. Find out more here: Percy Jackson Tour of Acropolis and Acropolis Museum.

Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, Crete

disk of Phestos archeological museum of Heraklion

No visit to the incredible archaeological site of Knossos is complete without also visiting the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion. It’s here you will find out more about the ancient Minoan civilization, the importance of Knossos, and see some of the artefacts discovered at the site.

The collections in the museum cover nearly 6000 years of history, spanning from the Neolithic era through to the Roman times. It gives a fascinating insight into the importance of Crete to the ancient Greek world, and also includes its fair shares of mysteries such as the Phaistos Disc, which still remains undecipherable despite the best efforts of countless experts over the last hundred years. Will your kids be the ones to reveal the meaning behind these mysterious ancient words?

Find out more about private family tours: Private Family Tour Archaeological Museum Heraklion in Crete.

Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia

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When visiting Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese region of Greece, make sure to allow enough time to visit the Archaeological Museum. It’s here that many artefacts found on the site are displayed, the majority of which were left at the site as offerings to the various Gods.

Your kids will be amazed at the armour and the weapons such as swords which are on display at the museum. In addition, perhaps the most outstanding display, is a series of sculptures which depict the Legend of Hercules. If your kids love Greek Mythology, then this is a place they won’t want to miss!

Find out more: Visiting Olympia with the Family

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