Museums in Central Greece


Two museums in one building, the Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi reflects life in antiquity including commerce, burial and more, with findings dating grom the Bronze age to the late antique period.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: +30 22650 41910             Email: N/A
Important sculptures from Livadia and Chaironia such as Demeter, Kyveli, a portrait of emperor Hadrian, a stone sphere with reliefs of the sun and moon, and Athena Kranaia can be seen at the museum.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
One of the most important museums in the country, displaying the history of Delphi and its powerful oracle. Stunning statues, architectural sculpture and gifts to the sanctuary are exhibited.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: +30 22650 82313             Email: N/A
Housed in a historic structure itself from the 1830s and built by King Otto, the Archaeological Museum of Lamia will walk you through ancient history from Neolithic times (starting from 6,500 BC) to Helladic/Mycenaean times, then to Geometric, Archaic and Classical/Hellenistic era.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Constructed in 1890, this is the earliest museum in Viotia. It contains findings from the cemeteries of Tanagra or which had been retrieved in the field, and also finds from the first excavations conducted by the Archaeological Society.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
This museum has salvaged and recovered numerous objects that have to do with the customs and traditions of the region.
Photos: (1)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Housed in a historic structure itself from the 1830s and built by King Otto, the Archaeological Museum of Lamia will walk you through ancient history from Neolithic times (starting from 6,500 BC) to Helladic/Mycenaean times, then to Geometric, Archaic and Classical/Hellenistic era.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Delve into the heritage of this area through this delightful museum which showcases the professions of the previous century, as well as the tools and equipment used.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Spridon Trikoupis was a well-known Greek diplomat and historian from Mesolongi, while his son Charilaos is considered the founder of Modern Greece. Their mansion was built in 1840, one of the oldest in the town. The understated grandeur of the mansion – now a museum – is characteristic of true Greek architecture.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Yet another folklore museum that reflects the character, identity and heritage of the area. It will certainly shed light on recent history in this mountainous part of Greece.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
This collection is found in the town hall of the Thespies, where many findings are presented such as those from the archaeological area of the ancient city by the same name, architectural parts of the ancient city's buildings, sculptures of classical years, and remains from the archaic and the roman years.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
The museum contains finds from the district of Aitolo-akarnania, ranging from the Prehistoric to the Roman periods. It was erected in 1960 and is a donation of the Papastratos brothers.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Because this region was inhabited for thousands of years, there are many objects to appreciate at this museum. In addition, there is a mausoleum known as Hamaithanasis worth visiting nearby.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
The island is rich with finds dating from 2,800 BC to the 1st Century AD. Amazing pottery from the Helladic, Mycenaean, Protogeometric and Geometric periods are on display. Ancient jewellery, vases and statues are also impressive. Many artefacts are from the site of Palamari.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Rare collections from around Viotia outline local civilization from Palaeolithic to post-Byzantine eras. There is also a medieval Frankish tower in the museum's courtyard, once part of a castle erected by Nicholas II de Saint Omer, Archon of Thebes in 1278. The city's northern gates may have stood at the very spot.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
The museum contains funerary stelae and other finds, mainly from the cemeteries of ancient Thyrreion and Anaktorion and various finds from the region of modern Vonitsa. Noteworthy are the marble funerary relief from the 4th century BC and an inscribed stele on the alliance between Thyrreans and Romans from 94 BC.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
If you're an ancient history buff, you'll certainly enjoy the Mycenaean pots, inscriptions, clay figurines, Roman steles and other objects found in the regions of Chryssovitsa, as well as the temple of Apollo Thermios in ancient Calydon.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Covering the history of the region through its many exhibits, this museum houses photographs household and work-related articles and items from bygone days, as well as old weapons, jewelry, religious items and more. The collection is quite extensive.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Trilofo has quite an interesting religious museum called H Vivlos – or The Bible – with many religious artefacts and intriguing collection related to Orthodoxy.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Housed in an old building from 1835 in Mesolongi, this gallery-cum-museum houses significant sculptures and paintings tied to Greece and its history.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
The ancient Phocean city of Ambrossos, located now where Distomo is and beyond, features many findings from the Mycenaean up to the Early Christian era. The findings are on display at the old primary school, a preserved stone building from 1903. There's also a photo exhibition from the Nazi massacre in 1944.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
A generous archive of photographs and a lot of old objects will enlighten you on how people used to live here. A visit to this museum will strengthen your connection to this magical area of Greece.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
If you're in Efpalio, you can visit the folk art or popular art museum which reflects the works and handicrafts of the people of this area.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
This is a private collection dedicated to the Greek Revolution between 1821 and 1829, liberating Greece from the Ottoman Empire, with focus on Nafpaktos. Visitors will marvel at the traditional costumes, swords, manuscripts and other memorabilia from an explosive era in a city that is now serenely quiet.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Here's an original museum for bread lovers. The Folklore Bread Museum located in Amfikleia will surprise you with shapes, types and sizes of different breads.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Learn about the area's past through the items and articles on display at this modest local museum and show your interest in the area by paying tribute to the efforts of the locals to set up this modest museum.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Found at the entrance to the little 'isand' in a stone-build little building that was once an olive mill, it houses objects, tools and clothes that formed part of everyday life in Aitoliko over the last two centuries.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Photos: (0)                     Phone: +30 22660 51810             Email: N/A
Founded by the women's society of the area, this museum will unveil Greek traditions and artisan skills to give every visitor an idea of what makes this part of the country so unique. Traditional costumes, embroidery, wooden sculpture, old photos, war medals, cloth and many other objects are on display.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: +30 210 9826565             Email: N/A
This is a delightful village and its modest museum hosts all sorts of oddities that mirror the life of the local populace over the years. A side trip to the Folklore Museum will put you right in the ambiance of the village where time stood still.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Here's a good array of tools and objects of everyday life, including looms, guns, musical instruments, books, lamps, costumes, weights and other odd stuff that have mostly been left behind by modern society. In this village, however, they seem perfectly in place and offer a moving experience of life as we once knew it.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
In the municipality of Domokos there is the modest Folklore Museum of Vouzio that sheds light on traditions and customs of the area.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Located in Agrinio and established by the prefecture's Women's Association, the museum covers everything 100 years between 1921-1920. This is a more cultural folklore museum covering local city life as well, touching on currency, philology, religious artefacts, history, local handicrafts and farming.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Book collections, artisanal objects, folk are and more grace the floors of this museum. If you're in Granitsa, take a peek into the past by visiting this place and see how different life was here compared practically to anywhere else.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
In the village of Gravia, the Gravia Inn has become a museum that shows how the Greeks succeeded in their revolution against Ottoman occupation. There are also graves of World War I soldiers in the town.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
The old factory in Maglara features a watermill, flour mill and cotton gin. Locals used to wash their woven carpets there as well. The museum now displays tools and household objects from yesteryear, used for weaving, farming, etc. One room shows the works of writer and historian Takis Lappas who hails from Livadia.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
This museum will be appreciated by those who speak or study Greek. It pays homage to the poet Kostis Palamas, with numerous publications, memorabilia and photographs related to the poet. Palamas founded the "New Athenian School" of thought, shying away from purism and embracing political liberalism.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
The museum pays tribute to Konstantinos Tsatsos, who was a respected Greek diplomat, scholar and professor of law. He was president of Greece from 1975 to 1980. Old maps and other paraphernalia can be seen at this museum.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Discover the history and culture of Skyros from the post-Byzantine era onwards. The museum lies on ancient Pelasgian walls and is one of the best folk museums in the country. Enjoy the unique ceramics, china, embroideries, wood carving, furniture, historical documents and more.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
This museum is home to traditional costumes, old household items and local artistic expression. It lies 14 kilometres away from Karpenissi.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
In a splendid two-floor building from 1931, once upon a time the Town Hall of Mesolongi, there is a collection about the small city's famous battle or 'sortie' as it is known. The works and photographs of Lord Byron, considered a beloved philhellene, are also on display.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Tied to Mesolongi's Cultural Association, this museum reflects the history and culture of the city through folk art and objects.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
A modest picture gallery that emphasizes the troubled history of this region and town, in particular the exodus of Mesolongi after the Ottoman siege of the city.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
More a theme park than a museum, this is a great place to learn about bauxite mining and take an old wagon train into the bowels of the earth to understand how important this mineral was for the people and commercial viability of the area. A great visit for families with children.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Located in old school building that has been renovated and declared as a protected monument itself, the museum displays photographs taken by Spyros Meletzis of the National Resistance. There are also remains of ancient fortifications and a gun-smiths’ workshop, as well as an old monastery nearby from 1650.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
This village suffered a landslide in 1963, and the museum has captured this calamity in photographic material. The resistance during the war and the areas struggles a couple of decades before the landslide are also highlighted. Costumes, ceramics and ancient oddities complete the exhibit.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
The monastery has a museum that boasts religious and historical artefacts, including manuscripts and books from as far back as the 15th century. A sword that supposedly belonged to Greek hero Karaiskakis is also on display.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
In the little village of Rovoliari not far from Makrokomi there is an excellent folklore museum that's worth the detour. A more modest one is found in the same area in Litosselo, providing a good chance to visit another relatively secluded village and delving into history.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
The enchanting brick and stone home that belonged to the poet Angelos Sikelianos and his wife Eva is now the museum that commemorates their work and the couple's attempts to revive the Pythian Games. They also staged Greek tragedies in Delphi's theatre in the 30s. The house offers spectacular views too.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: +30 22650 82175             Email: N/A
A library with over 600 texts forms part of this museum. Some of these texts were published in Vienna, Venice and other cities during the 16th century. A mosaic-laid icon called 'King of Glory' is also on display dating back to 1350 AD.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Procured by General Notis Botsaris in 1829 when the city gained independence, the tower features a museum regarding the 1571 Battle of Lepanto and many paintings, gravures, etc. There are also displays regarding churches and rulers of medieval times, as well as wall textiles weaved in Belgium.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
A modern building on Aitoliko island housing a comprehensive collection of this famous Greek artist's and engraver's work. Her unique style is a must see in what is possibly the only European museum on engraving and printmaking art.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
This is where the liberated government of Greece convened in 1944 at the end of WWII. The museum, as a result, houses much photography and texts related to the struggle and challenges during the war.
Photos: (0)                     Phone: N/A             Email: N/A
Sub Destinations for Central Greece
Other Activities for Central Greece
Share:
Tools:

Discover Greece by prefecture

Social
Media