Hellenic Motor Museum
The vast majority of visitors come to the Hellenic Motor Museum independently while exploring Athens, perhaps after visiting the nearby National Archaeological Museum. Museum highlights include a Humber 10hp Two-Seater, a vintage Rolls Royce, and a classic Aston Martin, along with oddities such as an antique, horse-drawn carriage and a Flintstones Bedrock Buggy. Other brands represented in the collection include Ferrari, Chrysler, Mercedes, Jaguar, Porsche, Bentley, and Triumph. An F1 simulator allows visitors to experience the rush of racing around a Formula 1 track.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Hellenic Motor Museum is a must for car enthusiasts.
Entrance fees vary between high and low season; children under 5 get in free year-round.
The F1 simulator is charged separately.
The museum has a gift shop, and there are plenty of dining options in the shopping mall below.
The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
How to Get There
The Hellenic Motor Museum is located on the top three floors of the Capitol Athenian shopping mall in central Athens, a few blocks from the National Archaeological Museum. The closest metro station is Victoria, a 2-minute walk away.
When to Get There
The Hellenic Motor Museum is open weekdays from midmorning to early afternoon and weekends from late morning to early evening. Last admission is 45 minutes before closing.
Unusual Museums in Athens
In addition to the Hellenic Motor Museum, Athens has a number of unique museums often overlooked by travelers. The Museum of Greek Folk Musical Instruments has souravli (wooden flutes), Dodecanese lyras, and other instruments you’ve likely never heard of; the Numismatic Museum is home to one of the largest collections of ancient coins in the world; and the Athens Railway Museum has steam locomotives and vintage carriages. Other collections include the Hellenic Maritime Museum, the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, and even a Criminology Museum.
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