ATHENS : UNDERGROUND GALLERY

Athens Underground Museum

Every year 350 millions visitors cross the threshold of this unconventional ‘museum’, inaugurated in Athens in 2000. Strictly speaking is nothing but the city’s metro system but what a metro! The exhibits consist of ancient treasures (original artifacts, statues, relics of roads and aqueduct, replicas from Acropolis marble friezes, etc.) that came to light during the excavations for the construction of the tunnels along with creative works of contemporary, well-known Greek artists.

Fifteen years later the ‘underground’ museum and transport system is as beautiful, spotless clean and luxurious as the first day of its operation. There are more good news: a great number of the archaeological finds and modern artworks on display are situated at the entrances of the stations, which means that everyone has free access to them without need to validate a ticket!

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