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Frissiras Museum Tours

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Frissiras Museum
Home to the personal collection of attorney Vlassis Frissiras, the Frissiras Museum focuses on contemporary European art, with the emphasis on Greece. Works span the gamut from painting to sculpture. While many artists will be new to international travelers, the museum also has pieces by David Hockney, Frank Auerbach, Peter Blake, and Paula Rego.

The Basics

Travelers almost always visit the Frissiras Museum independently, either buying tickets at the door, prebooking online, or gaining access with one of a number of Athens city passes. Tickets are moderately priced and include access to both the permanent collection and exhibitions.

Besides the 4,000-odd paintings, drawings, engravings, and sculptures in the collection, the Frissiras Museum architecture is fascinating. The museum runs across two separate neoclassical buildings, one from the 1860s and a second from the early 20th century.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Frissiras Museum will be of interest to lovers of contemporary art, especially painting, and architecture fans.
  • The shop, café, and exhibition space are in a different building from the main collection.
  • The museum is wheelchair-accessible, with elevator access to the higher floors.

How to Get There

The Frissiras Museum is located on the corner of Monis Asteriou and Kydathineon streets in the Plaka district, in the heart of downtown Athens. It’s about a 0.3-mile (500-meter) walk south of Syntagma Square and less than a mile (1.5 kilometers) from the Acropolis. Catch the metro to Syntagma (line 2 or 3) or Acropolis (line 2); the museum is less than 10 minutes’ walk from both.

When to Get There

The Frissiras Museum is open from late morning to early evening Wednesday through Friday, with slightly shorter hours on weekends. (It’s shut on Monday and Tuesday.) While it doesn’t pull the crowds that Athens’ ancient attractions do, it can get busy on weekends if an exhibition has recently opened. The museum usually hosts two exhibitions a year.

Where to See Modern Art in Athens

While art lovers normally visit Athens for classical sculpture, the city boasts a thriving modern art scene. Besides the Frissiras Museum and the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), independent galleries of note include the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center and the Rebecca Camhi Gallery. Street-art tours cover downtown’s vibrant murals.
Address: Monis Asteriou 3 & 7, Athens 105 58, Greece
Admission: Varies
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Athens

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Great place. The building is amazing...
Dimitris M
, Mar 2018
Great place. The building is amazing , one of the first apt blocks in Athens. The museum houses the Frissiras collection of approx 4000 paintings of mostly figurative painting from European artistsGreek AND foreigners. The museum does periodic exhibitions approx 2 per year showing parts of the permanent collections approx 100 paintings per exhibition. If you want a break from the antiquities and appreciate contemporary painting it is a MUST.

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Skip the Line: Frissiras Museum Entrance TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Frissiras Museum Entrance Ticket

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Take a break from Athens’s ancient artifacts to peruse the largest collection of contemporary European painting in Greece at the Frissiras Museum. Visit any time during opening hours with your admission ticket, and freely browse four floors filled with works by 20th- and 21st-century visual artists from Greece and across the continent. Rotating special exhibits help bring the latest European art trends right to Athens.
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Athens Museum Unlimited Pass

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If you’re a museums fan, this is the only pass you’ll need in Athens. Save time and up to 45% on individual museum tickets with just one pass that provides skip-the-line access to 16 museums, galleries, and shows. Choose from attractions such as the Acropolis Museum and Athens War Museum; and spend three days exploring. Your pass also includes an Athens get-on get-off bus tour ticket valid for 48 hours.
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Should I book Frissiras Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Frissiras Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Frissiras Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Frissiras Museum 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Frissiras Museum costs USD 7.22. Guided Frissiras Museum tours start around USD 7.22 per person. See all 1 Frissiras Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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