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EUREKA Exhibition of Ancient Greek Technology - Herakleidon Museum

Benefit: Entrance to both buildings with one ticket
Regular Price: Adult USD 8.14; Child USD 0.00
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Attraction Highlights

  • 10-minute walk from the Acropolis Museum, 8 minutes from the Ancient Agora
  • Explore the functional model of Antikythera Mechanism
  • Learn about Therapaenis, an ancient Greek robot-servant
  • Unique activities for the entire family
  • Travel 3,500 years back in History to see what Thorax really was
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Benefit:

Entrance to both buildings with one ticket

Important Notes
Tickets must be redeemed at any of the two buildings. Please have your iVenture Card present.
Address 37 Apostolou Pavlou str, Athens, 118 51 and 16 Herakleidon str., Athens, 118 51
Phone +302103461981
Email: [email protected]
Work Hours March to September:
Monday and Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00pm (last admission)
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm (last admission)

October to February:
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm (last admission)
Closed Days 1st January 28th - 29th April, 15th August, 25th and 26th December
Website https://herakleidon-art.gr/

What to expect

The museum consists of two separate buildings, 150 meters distance from each other. In Apostolou Pavlou street, war technology of ancient Greeks is illustrated via models, including Trireme, the famous Athenian war ship, catapults, siege towers, walls, armors, light weapons and even canons. Meanwhile in Herakleidon street, you can see a small collection of Automata from the Hellenistic period of Alexandria, Egypt. Automata are machines or tools that move or function with no obvious cause. A large scale functional model of Antikythera Mechanism, the first analogue computer, is also available made from plexiglass so one can see the mechanism itself.

Things to look out for

Do not miss out on the exhibits especially the wall prints. Read them carefully and watch the videos available in every exhibit. Feel free to ask the Museum's staff, or better yet, arrange a guided tour with them.
You can choose to visit any of the two buildings, but starting with one from Apostolou Pavlou street is highly recommended.

Helpful Tips

The museum closes at 18:00 but please arrange your visit not later than 17:00, as you will need at least 60 minutes to go around the whole exhibition. Please have in mind that both buildings are two floors with stairways and no lifts or elevators. The walking distance between the two buildings is approximately two minutes.

Important Notes

Tickets must be redeemed at any of the two buildings. Please have your iVenture Card present.
Address 37 Apostolou Pavlou str, Athens, 118 51 and 16 Herakleidon str., Athens, 118 51
Phone +302103461981
Work Hours March to September:
Monday and Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00pm (last admission)
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm (last admission)

October to February:
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm (last admission)
Closed Days 1st January 28th - 29th April, 15th August, 25th and 26th December
Website https://herakleidon-art.gr/