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Handicapped Access at the Athens National Archaeological Museum

The accessible entrance to the National Archaeological Museum is in the upper left corner of this picture.   Nearly all of the Athens National Archaeological Museum has good handicapped access. There is wheelchair accessible ramp on the north side of the building on Herakleios Emperor Road. This will bring you into the 1st (main) floor. There is a nearby elevator down to the handicapped accessible restroom an the café. There is step-free access throughout the museum.

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If you approach the accessible entrance coming from the main entrance you will have this ramp. There are English captions throughout the museum. There is no audioguide and no guided tours. The route from the Viktoria metro station is about 600 m and flat.

The National Archaeological Museum is the best museum in Athens. My favorite part was the display showing arrowheads excavated from the battle of the 300 Spartans who battled the Persians (made popular in the movie “300”). It is located to your left as you enter the accessible museum entrance. 

Is there a wheelchair accessible entrance? Yes, on the north side of the museum on Herakleios Emperor Road there is level access into the museum (shown in the photos below).
Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? You will need to knock on the door so that a staff member can open it from the inside.

This ramp leads to the accessible entrance. A slightly easier approach is to stay on the sidewalk on the street north of the museum so you don't have to go up this ramp and the slope leading to it.  Knock on this door and a staff member will let you into the museum.


Path along the street north of the building leading to the accessible entrance. Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people?
On Herakleios Emperor Road which is north of the museum. 

What are the nearby tube stations? Viktoria station is 600 m away

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Path from the Viktoria metro station to the National Archeaological Museum. Where is the closest disabled parking? Book an accessible hotel room here and I’ll find out for you

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? Slight uphill on the street heading east (4 star flatness)

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 100%

Which parts are not handicapped accessible? Use the elevator in Gallery 34 to visit Gallery 48 (finds from the historic site at Akrotiri on Thera) and Galleries 49-56 (Minor Arts) on the first floor of the museum. If you take the elevator next to gallery 19, you can reach the garden-atrium, restroom, gift shop, and coffee shop in the basement.

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Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes

Accessible restroom.  Accessible restroom.

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up steps? No guided tours

Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No, but you need to knock on the door
…loaner wheelchairs? No
…accessible tours? No guided tours

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Opening Hours: Monday: 13:30 – 20:00, Tuesday – Sunday: 08:30 – 15:00
How many hours do most able-bodied tourists spend there on their first visit? 2 to 5 hours, 3 hours on average

Address: 44, Patission Street, Athens 10682, Greece
Telephone: +30 210-8217724
Website: http://www. namuseum. gr/
Email: mailto:eam@culture. gr

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