The National Art Gallery and Alexander Soutzos Museum is an art museum in Athens devoted to Greek and European art from the 14th century to the 20th century. It is directed by Marina Lambraki-Plaka.
It was established in 1878 as a small collection of 117 works exhibited at the Athens University. In 1896, Alexandros Soutzos, a jurist and art lover, bequeathed his collection and estate to the Greek Government aspiring to the creation of an art museum. The museum opened in 1900 and the first curator was the famous Greek painter Georgios Jakobides from Munich.
After World War II the works began for a new building. After relocating the sculptures in the new National Glyptotheque, there is a discussion to renovate the main building and to build a new wing.
Tour: Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour
See the sights of Athens on a half-day, small-group tour of the city by minibus! With a friendly local guide, watch the Greek Changing of the Guard ceremony by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then travel past a collection of exciting Athens attractions including Panathinaikos Stadium. Continue to the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens for a walking tour around the ancient citadel and the New Acropolis Museum before wandering around the Doric columns and ruins of the magnificent Agora of Athens.
Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
Walking Tour: National Gallery of Art Small-Group Walking Tour
With an art historian as your guide, take a three-hour small-group tour of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. In a group of no more than six people, see some of the gallery’s most prized and adored works by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Jan van Eyck and JMW Turner. Touring this famous DC attraction with an art historian/ expert guide, instead of on your own, will enrich your experience as you not only learn about the well-known masterpieces, but discover hidden gems along the way.
General admission: 5 €
Holders of ICOM & AICA cards
Students of Fine Arts
Children under 12 years old
People with special needs and their attendant
The National Glyptotheque has a shop selling books and high quality gifts.
Metro Blue Line (3):
Buses and Trolley-buses: 10, 550 (Pinakothiki Bus Stop)
3, 8, 13, 220, 221, 224, 235, 250, 608, 622, 815 (Evangelismos Bus Stop)
By Bus & Troley
Entrance from Panagiotis Kanellopoulos Avenue (Katechaki Avenue)
Accessible by ramp but new building should improve conditions.
Opening hours of the National Gallery and National Glyptotheque:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 09. 00 – 16.00
Εvery Tuesday and all the Bank Holidays the museum is closed