It’s no secret that Greece has some of the most incredible weather. That’s one of the main reasons I’ve decided to land there for so long this winter. Believe me, I’d stay the entire 8 months, if I could, but the visas are quite limited in terms of timing.
But, of course, it would just be TOO good if there weren’t some less-than-ideal weather days. And today was one of those days! I didn’t want to be stuck up in my room doing noting all day while I waited for the rain, so I wandered my way over to The National Archaeological Museum.
Personally, I’m not a big museum gal. I don’t hate art, or history, or anything along those lines, but it’s certainly not my ideal way to spend a day. I’d rather be out exploring in the fresh air, seeing things right up close and on a larger scale.
But it has been threatening to rain here for the last few days, and today really seemed like the day it would happen, so museum it was!
In the off season, you can get entry for just 6€ (November 1 – March 31), and 12€ the rest of the year. And, of course, you can expect more exhibits to be closed in the off season.
For someone that isn’t a huge lover of museums, I’m glad I stopped by! It was really interesting to see so many different pieces from different parts of the area and some that were so old, I can hardly wrap my head around it.
With a handful of the areas of the museum being closed, I personally spent about 3 hours wandering around. That time may have been shortened for fear of the many, many, many, MANY school children that were running around and screaming.
A few reviews I read even said that people have spent 2 and 3 entire days exploring the museum. That seems quite excessive to me, but if you’re a total history buff, schedule yourself a decent chunk of time here.
Museum connoisseur or not, this is an excellent way to spend a day to see the history, and one of your best options for when, on rare occasion, the weather doesn’t allow you to be outside.
And a final, though important thing to add- this museum is very English language friendly. The very few employees I spoke with talked to me in English, and all of the exhibits are listed in both Greek and English (and a few were even in Spanish!)