The Institute of Contemporary Greek Art (ISET) donation to the National Gallery – Museum of Alexandros Soutsos was completed in March 2021. It includes the building facilities of ISET, equipment, and a substantial archive, which records the course of Greek art from 1945 until today. It is the largest archive for contemporary art in Greece. The following sections comprise it: Exhibitions of Greek artists in Greece and abroad, archives of Greek Artists, archives of Greek Writers (art historians, critics and theorists), material for public and private Art Institutions, daily and periodical Newspapers, rich Audiovisual material and a modern Library.

The National Gallery, appreciating the valuable work done by ISET, welcomed this donation with great satisfaction and joy. The timing of the merger of ISET with the National Gallery, in March 2021, at the same time as the opening of the latter’s refurbished building, contributed significantly to the symbolism of the new era of the National Gallery and its work to promote and highlight the research of Greek art and contemporary art production.

Contemporary Greek Art Institute

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00

Bank holidays:
1st January, Epifany (6th January),  Ash Monday, 25th March, Good Friday, (open 13.00-17.00), Easter Sunday, Monday after Easter, 1st May, Holy Spirit, 15th August, 28th October, 25th & 26th December

ACCESS

Address: 9a Valaoritou Street
106 71 Athens, Greece
Tel.: 210 3616 165

Inaugurated on May 5, 2004, the Nafplion Annex is housed in a wonderful neoclassical building, ceded to the National Gallery by the Municipality of Nafplion through the mediation of the Chairman of the Board of the National Gallery, Honorary Chairman of the Hellenic Supreme Court of Audit and distinguished citizen of Nafplion, Mr. Apostolos Botsos. The building was renovated and equipped at the expense of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

It houses historical paintings from the National Gallery collection, related to the Greek War Independence (1821-1829), thus giving the historical character of the city of Nafplion, as the first capital of Greece, palpable form. The annex also comprises a temporary exhibition gallery. Educational programmes for the schools of Primary and Secondary Education of Greece.

Annex Curator: Lambrini Karakourti
[email protected]

 

National Gallery Nafplion Annex

OPENING HOURS

Mon     10.00 – 15.00
Tue       Closed
Wed     10.00 – 15.00 & 17.00-20.00
Thu       10.00 – 15.00
Fri         10.00 – 15.00 & 17.00-20.00
Sat        10.00 – 15.00
Sun       10.00 – 14.00

Bank holidays:
1st January, Epifany (6th January), 1st Febrouary,  Ash Monday, 25th March, Good Friday, (open 13.00-17.00), Easter Sunday, Monday after Easter, 1st May, Holy Spirit, 15th August, 28th October, 30th November, 25th & 26th December

TICKETS

5 €

General admission

3 €

Reduced entry ticket

Please consult the list of beneficiaries here.

Free admission

Please consult the list of beneficiaries here.

Free admission for all visitors (without fee payment), on the following dates:
every first Sunday of each month
6 March  (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April  (International Monuments Day)
18 May  (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

ACCESS

23, Sidiras Merarchias Street
21100, Nafplion
+30 27520 21915
+30 27520 21935

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Browse the permanent collection and discover the artworks of the Nafplio annex.

The Coumantaros Art Gallery of Sparta is the first Annex of the National Gallery outside of
Athens. The Annex was founded in 1982 after a donation of the neoclassical building and the art
collection of Ioannis Coumandaros by his children, Dolly Goulandris and Georgios Coumandaros.

On the ground floor is housed the collection of I. Coumandaros, consisting of works by European
painters with various subjects from the 16th to the 19th century.

The first floor, renovated in 2018, houses a new permanent exhibition of works from the
National Gallery, which presents a concise diagram of the history of Modern Greek art, based on
the main artistic trends and the most important themes developed from the first years of the
creation of the Greek State to the present day.

The permanent exhibition consists of eighty-two works, paintings (71) and sculptures (11), by
important Greek artists. Their themes include historical painting, portraiture, antiquity, genre
painting, symbolism, plein air painting, reflections on the Greek light and Greekness, as well as
abstract art.

Idea – Coordination: Marina Lambraki Plaka, Director of the National Gallery – Alexandros
Soutzos Museum

Museological study, Exhibition Curation: Efi Agathonikou, Head of the Directorate of
Collections, Museological and Artistic Programming

Collaboration: Monika Diamanti, Curator at the National Gallery – Annex of Sparta
Museographic Study: Christine Longuépée, architect

Annex Curator: Monika Diamanti
[email protected]

Coumantaros Art Gallery Sparta

OPENING HOURS

Mon    8:00 – 15:00
Tue      Closed
Wed    12:00 – 19:00
Thu      8:00 – 15:00
Fri        8:00 – 15:00
Sat       8:00 – 15:00
Sun      8:00 – 15:00

Bank holidays:
1st January, Epifany (6th January),  Ash Monday, 25th March, Good Friday, (open 13.00-17.00), Easter Sunday, Monday after Easter, 1st May, Holy Spirit, 15th August, 28th October, 26th November, 25th & 26th December

TICKETS

5 €

General admission

3 €

Reduced entry ticket

Please consult the list of beneficiaries here.

Free admission

Please consult the list of beneficiaries here.

Free admission for all visitors (without fee payment), on the following dates:
every first Sunday of each month
6 March  (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April  (International Monuments Day)
18 May  (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

ACCESS

123, Konstantinou Palaiologou & Thermopylon Street

Αccess for disabled people: entrance from Thermopylae 95

+30 27310 81822
+30 27310 81557

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

The permanent exhibition contains eighty two [82] artworks, paintings and sculptures (eleven), of important Greek artists: Vryzaki, Drossi, Kounelaki, Halepa, Lytra, Gyzi, Volanaki, Iakovidi, Partheni, Dimitriadis, Maleka, Nikou, Nikou , Bouziani, Triantaphyllidi, Gounaropoulos, Kontoglou, Theofilou, Tsarouchi, Diamantopoulos, Morali, Avramidi, Kapralou, Spyropoulos, Stamou, Efthymiadis-Menegaki, Mitara, Fasianou, Gaiti.

JOHN COUMANTAROS COLLECTION

The Kerkyra (Corfu) Annex of the National Gallery, in Kato Korakiana, was inaugurated in 1993. It is housed in two renovated historic buildings, Castellino and Castelleto. The annex houses a permanent collection of Modern Greek art dating from the beginnings of the independent Greece until today. Temporary exhibitions and other events are also organized. A range of educational programmes for all school levels is offered daily.

Annex Curator: Marina Papassotiriou
[email protected]

National Gallery Corfu Annex

OPENING HOURS

Mon    8:30 – 15:30
Tue      Closed
Wed    8:30 – 15:30
Thu      8:30 – 15:30
Fri        10:00 – 14:00 & 18.00 – 21:00
Sat       8:30 – 15:30
Sun      8:30 – 15:30

Bank holidays:
1st January, Epifany (6th January),  Ash Monday, 25th March, Good Friday, (open 13.00-17.00), Easter Sunday, Monday after Easter, 1st May, Holy Spirit, 15th August, 28th October, 12th December, 25th & 26th December

TICKETS

5 €

General Admission

3 €

Reduced entry ticket

Please consult the list of beneficiaries here.

Free admission

Please consult the list of beneficiaries here.

Free admission for all visitors (without fee payment), on the following dates:
every first Sunday of each month
6 March  (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April  (International Monuments Day)
18 May  (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

ACCESS

Kato Korakiana
49100 Corfu
+30 26610 93333

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

A journey through time and art through the permanent collection of Corfu Annex of National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum.

The six halls of Christos Kapralos’ workshop in Plakakia district, Aegina, began operating as a museum in 1995, two years after the sculptor’s death. In 2006, the Christos and Souli Kapralos Foundation, via a Presidential Decree and after the unanimous decision of its Board of Trustees, became part of the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum; since then, the Christos Kapralos Museum has been operating as an annex of the National Gallery. In its halls and outdoor areas are housed and installed wooden, stone and marble sculptures, as well as paintings, all created by the sculptor on Aegina. A number of his terracotta and bronze figurines are also on display. Among the most important exhibits are the plaster cast of Kapralos’ forty-meter porous-stone frieze The Monument to the Battle of Pindos (1952-1956), as well as the wooden complex Parody from the Pediment of Olympia (1971-1972).

[email protected]

Kapralos Museum Aegina

OPENING HOURS

Mon    Closed
Tue      Closed
Wed    08:30 – 15:30
Thu      08:30 – 15:30
Fri        08:30 – 15:30
Sat       09:30 – 16:30
Sun      09:30 –16:30

Bank holidays:
1st January, Epifany (6th January),  Ash Monday, 25th March, Good Friday, (open 13.00-17.00), Easter Sunday, Monday after Easter, 1st May, Holy Spirit, 15th August, 28th October, 9th November, 17th December, 25th & 26th December

TICKETS

Free admission

ACCESS

Nikou Kazantzaki
180 10, Aegina
+30 22970 22001

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

The National Glyptotheque is housed in the twin buildings of the former Royal Stables at the Army Park, Goudi. Moreover, it covers an outdoor area of 6.500㎡, which hosts a sculpture park, where large-scale works are on display. The buildings were leased from the Ministry of National Defence, renovated with the help of EU funding and converted into exhibition venues thanks to a Stavros Niarchos Foundation grant.

The National Glyptotheque was inaugurated on 26 July 2004, with a retrospective exhibition of Henry Moore and monumental wood sculptures by Christos Kapralos. On 27 June 2006, the Modern Greek Sculpture Permanent Display was inaugurated, providing, for the first time, a complete overview of the sculpture collection in a dedicated space. Also for the first time, a comprehensive catalogue was published, available in English.

The cost of the sculpture display and the catalogue publication was once again borne by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The exhibition consists of eleven sections, which trace Modern Greek sculpture from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Each section is accompanied by explanatory texts; furthermore, digital information stations and QR codes for mobile devices make more information about each sculpture available to visitors. In addition to the Greek artists’ works in the galleries, six iconic sculptures by major international artists are on display at the exhibition entrance.

National Glypthotheque

ACCESS

Army Park, Goudi
115 25 Athens
+30 210 77 09 855

Entrance from Panagiotis Kanellopoulos Avenue (Katechaki Avenue)

metro

Metro Line 3
Metro Station Katechaki

bus

Lines 140, 242
Station Nosokomio Aeroporias

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Take a tour of the permanent collection and discover the most important works of modern Greek sculpture.

OPENING HOURS

Mon    09:00 – 16:00
Tue      Closed
Wed    09:00 – 16:00
Thu      09:00 – 16:00
Fri        09:00 – 16:00
Sat       09:00 – 16:00
Sun      09:00 – 16:00

Admission up to one hour before closing. The use of credit cards is encouraged in all financial transactions in the Museum.

Entrance to the museum will be held by priority.

Bank holidays:
1st January, Epifany (6th January),  Ash Monday, 25th March, Good Friday, (open 13.00-17.00), Easter Sunday, Monday after Easter, 1st May, Holy Spirit, 15th August, 28th October, 25th & 26th December

TICKETS

5 €

General Admission

3 €

Reduced entry ticket

Please consult the list of beneficiaries here.

Free admission

Please consult the list of beneficiaries here.

Free admission for all visitors (without fee payment), on the following dates:
every first Sunday of each month
6 March  (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April  (International Monuments Day)
18 May  (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

Parking

Parking

Wardrobe

Wardrobe

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi

Since May 2021, the National Gallery-Museum of Alexandros Soutsou has welcomed visitors to its recently refurbished building. The new building complex, with its roots in the heritage of Greek modernism, is a contemporary cultural landmark in the heart of Athens. After the long absence of the main building of the National Gallery from the cultural life of Athens due to the expansion projects, the new facility aims to spread its work through an energetic connection between the urban and the museum experience.

The new modernized building complex of the National Gallery, an open space for access and familiarization with the history of modern Greek art, is articulated in an aesthetic and functional game of built volumes and outdoor spaces. Given the protected shell of the building, its total size was doubled to 20,760 m2: bigger exhibition spaces, contemporary art storage, a 240-seat auditorium, a two-storey art library, up-to-date conservation laboratories, modern offices, new educational areas, a large impressive lobby, where, in addition to the ticket office and the cloakroom, the museum shop and the digital information lounge are located, and finally, a garden-outdoor sculpture gallery and a stylish coffee shop.

National Gallery Central Building

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 10:00 – 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00

Admission up to one hour before closing.

The use of credit cards is encouraged in all financial transactions in the Museum.

We inform the visitors that there is a security X-ray scanner for baggage inspection at the museum entrance.

Entrance to the museum will be held by priority.

TICKETS

Permanent Exhibition

General Admission: 10 €
Reduced entry ticket: 5€

Please consult the list of beneficiaries here.

Free admission

Please consult the list of beneficiaries here.

Free admission for all visitors (without fee payment), on the following dates:
every first Sunday of each month
6 March  (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April  (International Monuments Day)
18 May  (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September (23 and 24 for 2023) annually (European Heritage Days)

LOCATION

50 Vasileos Konstantinou str.
116 34, Athens
+30 214 40 86 201

metro

Metro Line 3
Metro station Evangelismos

bus

Lines 550, 10
Station Pinakothiki

foot

20 minutes from Syntagma Square

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Browse the renovated rooms of the permanent collections and discover more than 1,000 works of modern Greek art.

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

AUDIO GUIDE

Explore the highlights of the National Gallery’s collections through audio descriptions.

Coming soon

   

MAPS

Browse the renovated halls of the permanent exhibition of the Central Building and discover the treasures of modern Greek art.

Cafe-Restaurant

Cafe-Restaurant

Shop

Shop

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi

Lockers

Lockers

Facilities for people with disabilities

Facilities for people with disabilities

Bicycle parking racks

Bicycle parking racks

CAFE – RESTAURANT

On the ground floor of the building is the ILISSOS Café-Restaurant, which offers a variety of drinks, snacks, and meals.

The opening hours of the cafe-restaurant are the same as those of the museum.

Tel: +30 210 72 10 800

CAFE - RESTAURANT
CAFE - RESTAURANT
CAFE - RESTAURANT
CAFE - RESTAURANT
CAFE - RESTAURANT

GARDEN

The planting of the garden area of the National Gallery is based on the principles of sustainability and resilience. The area occupies 2,287 m2 and comprises 99 plant species, mainly native, but also exotic which, over the years, have been acclimatized to the local climatic conditions and have been integrated into the Greek cultural heritage. 

The planting composition reflects seasonal change and is appealing throughout the year, as various ornamental characteristics of the plants are combined, such as diverse colors and textures of leaves and flowers as well as different flowering periods. Thus, the garden of the National Gallery forms a “living canvas” with a rich palette of shapes, colors and textures.

Among the selected species are plants that have been a source of inspiration for Greek artists and are depicted in actual artworks exhibited at the National Gallery, an aspect usable in the context of various educational programs organized by the museum.

In specifically selected places of the garden area, 8 important sculptures from the collections of the National Gallery have been installed. These works investigate some of the primary themes of modern sculpture: human figure (Avramidis, Kapralos), animal figure (Michalea), the object (Zongolopoulos), as well as principles from the wider field of natural sciences (Nikolaidis, Takis, Varotsos). At the main entrance of the museum, visitors are greeted by The Walking Man on Column, an emblematic work by the so-called “father” of modern sculpture Auguste Rodin, created in 1900, the year the National Gallery was founded.

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INFO

Facilities for people with disabilities

During the overall museographic design of the National Gallery, both the architectural design of the interiors and outdoor areas, as well as the design of the signage and the digital applications and producers have complied with the standards of the relevant ‘Designing for All’ guidelines. Ramps and elevators to all levels of the museum, double heights on the handrails and reception furniture, extensive marking and orientation system, texts, subtitles and audio messages make the use of the public space friendly to all.

The entrance to the museum for the disabled people, is facilitated by a special ramp
and their access to museum’s different spots, is served by special signage.

For the use of the wheelchair that the museum disposes for its visitors, a telephone reservation is required at +30 214 4086201.

To use a parking space in our parking area, for people with disabilities, contact us here:
Telephone: 2144086222, 2144086201
E-mail: [email protected]

Bicycle parking racks

There are  bicycle racks, along Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, where the main entrance of the museum is located.

National Gallery offices

Address

Telephone center: +30 2144086201

Secretariat
Konstantina Plaka, +30 2144086222
Email: [email protected]

Export Certificates of Artworks

The Export Certificates Office operates on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11.00-13.00.

In order to obtain an export certificate, it is necessary to present the following:

– two A4 paper sheets for each artwork to be exported, with a color image and the artwork’s basic data: name of the artist, title, year, material and dimensions.

– an application addressed to the National Gallery, to be found here

– a copy of the identity card or passport of the applicant.

Non-Athens residents can send the above documents by courier. After the export certificate is issued, they will receive it by courier at their own expense. 

Info: 2144086201

The National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum accepts and processes requests and questions related only to the works belonging to its collections. It does not opine about issues of attribution or authenticity, nor does it provide assessments or expertise on privately owned works.

“Onassis Foundation” auditorium rental

The auditorium has a capacity of 240 seats and is available for hosting conferences, lectures and corporate events.

The venue is equipped with the latest audiovisual technology and offers simultaneous interpretation. Specifically, the venue’s Shure integrated conference system supports, the chair, the podium, and the three interpreters’ cabins, offering wireless headphones to the audience. The audio signals are routed through a multichannel digital sound console. The auditorium is also equipped with a projector for presentations, high-resolution cameras for videotaping the events, a live-montage console and the capacity for live broadcasting via the venue’s broadband connectivity.

For additional information and reservations, please contact the secretariat at this email address: [email protected] or call +30 214 40 86 217.

Contact person: Ms Sofia Eliza Bouratsi