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THE MUSEUM
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  Administrative Information
 
 

Official Unit:
Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Athens

148 Ermou St., Athens, Athens (Prefecture of Attiki)

Telephone: +30 210 3463552
Email: efaath@culture.gr

 
 
Tickets
Full: €8, Reduced: €4
Valid for the archaeological site and the museum of Kerameikos. Tickets are available at ticket offices on site as well as online.
From 1st of November till 31st of March (1/11-31/03) each year, a reduced rate only for single-use tickets is valid for all state owned archaeological sites and museums
Special ticket package: Full: €30, Reduced: €Δεν προβλέπεται μειωμένο ενιαίο εισιτήριο
Valid for 5 days.
NOTE: As of July 1st 2019, reduced combined tickets will no longer be issued. Reduced combined tickets issued before this date which have not been used, remain valid.
In order to purchase tickets online visit the official e-ticketing service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports at www.etickets.tap.gr
Valid for: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Archaeological Site of Lykeion, Hadrian's Library, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of the Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis
Free admission days
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)
28 October
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Reduced admission for:
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
Free admission for:
Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and of military schools.
Holders of a free pass
Holders of a solidarity card
Holders of a valid unemployment card.
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS, upon presentation of their membership card
Official guests of the Greek State, after approval from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
Parents of multi-child families and their children up to the age of 23, up to the age of 25 if they are doing their military service or studying and regardless of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of a certified multi-child pass from the Supreme Confederation of multi-child parents of Greece (ASPE).
Persons with disabilities (67 % or over) and one escort, upon presentation of the certification of disability issued by the Ministry of Health or a medical certification from a public hospital, where the disability and the percentage of disability are clearly stated
Single parent families with minors, upon presentation of a family status certificate issued by the Municipality. In the case of divorsed parents, only the parent holding custody of the children
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
The police officers of the Department of Antiquity Smuggling of the Directorate of Security
Tourist guides upon presentation of their professional ID card.
Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.
 
  Open

As of November 5th opening hours are as follows:
08:00 - 17:00 (last admission: 16:45)

Holidays
1 January: closed
25 March: closed
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25 December: closed
26 December: closed
 
  Amenities for the physically challenged
The archaeological site of Kerameikos is accessible for the most part to visitors with reduced mobility and wheelchair users (with aid), via the main entrance at 148 Ermou str.
The archaeological museum of Kerameikos is fully accessible to visitors with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. A WC for persons with special needs is also provided. You can see the accessible passage at http://theheartofancientathens.gr/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/efaath_Kerameikos_accessibility.jpg

At the site information desk, at the entrance, tactile site plans and brochures in Braille in Greek and English are available for visually impaired visitors.
Moreover, our internet site presenting the Archaeological Sites that have been awarded the European Heritage Label (www.theheartofancientathens.gr), is fully accessible to blind and partially sighted people in Greek, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
 
  Access
For pedestrians the site is at the end of the pedestrians' Ermou Street towards Piraeus Av.
METRO and Electrical Railway: Thiseion station. By car parking is possible only at the area of Gazochori (Gazi, Piraeus Av.).
 
  Shop
The Site's bookshop sells a collection of items provided by the Fund of Archaeological Proceeds as well as other publications (books, leaflets, casts etc.)
 
  Suggestive Bibliography
Richter G.M.A., Korai. Archaic Greek Maidens, London 1968
Λαμπρόπουλος Β.Ν., Κεραμικά, τεχνολογία, διάβρωση και συντήρηση, Αθήνα 1996
 
  Services
 
 
See also
Other museums and archaeological sites in the same prefecture
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Western Hills
Aghia Triada, Megara (today Neo Meli)
Amphiareio, Oropos
Ancient Agora of Athens
Ancient Fortress of Aigosthena
Ancient Iera Odos (Sacred Way) - Estavromenou Square, Athens METRO - "Aigaleo" Station
Ancient Pagai (Alepochori)
Archaeologcal Exhibition in the METRO Station "Akropolis"