The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, thus displaying their historical, cultural and artistic value.
Museum building, a protected historical monument, was founded in 1866 on a plot donated by Eleni Tositsa. Its construction was based on designs by the Architects L. Lange and P. Kalkos. The final form of its facade was the work of the E. Ziller, who also supervised the work until 1889, when the west wing was completed. The present building took form gradually in the 20th century with a series of additions on the east side. In its galleries can be traced  the long evolution of ancient Greek culture. The Museum Collections - Prehistoric and Egyptian Antiquities, Sculpture, Vases and the Minor Arts and Bronze - are amongst the most comprehensive in the word. See photo album here.
44, Patision str, 10682 Athens