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Athens, Greece

National Historical Museum

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Today: 8:30am-2:30pm
This Week
Cost: $3.52 USD (3.00 EUR)

The Making of Modern Greece

For a change, this museum doesn't concentrate on the ancient glories of Athens, but on more 'modern' Greece, from the 15th century onwards. It's set in a lovely, green district with good restaurants nearby, and housed in the old parliament building which is interesting in itself. You can even sit in the former debating chamber.

The museum is a manageable size and the fee for entry is modest. It's quieter than many of the Athens tourist sites. Learn about the 19th century war of independence and the making of modern Greece.

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