Museum of Ancient Elis

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Project of the architect Anastasios Birris, the museum of Ancient Elis was built during the period 2002-2004 in SE edge of the ancient city on the slopes of the hill.

The museum combines a stylish and fully harmonized with the environment exterior architecture with a functional and spacious interior.

It has a control room with screens that allow continuous monitoring of the most important points of the museum, a large reception hall and exhibition space, which includes four rooms and corridor. There is also an internal part of a peristyle courtyard, which hosts some of the other sculptures, like the mosaic floor with the labors of Hercules and the symbols of the Muses.

In the basement there are six large warehouses that can accommodate all of the objects found during the systematic excavations, and the meditations in the ancient city but within a radius of several kilometers around it. In specific areas of the basement are housed the facilities of air conditioning and the power generator.

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 08.00 - 15.00
Tickets' cost: Full: €2, Reduced: €1
Telephone no: +30 26220 41415
Extra information: Free admission days
  • 6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 5 June (International Enviroment Day)
  • 18 April (International Monuments Day)
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Reduced admission for:
  • Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport.
  • Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
  • The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.
Free admission for:
  • Journalists with a journalist identity card
  • Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites throughout Greece with the demonstration of certified membership card
  • Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
  • Persons accompanying blind and disabled
  • Persons possessing a free admission card
  • The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university and graduate level education during their visits
  • The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
  • Tourist guides after demonstrating their professional identity of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
  • University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member - States of the European Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID
  • Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age
Holidays (not open to the public)
  • 1 January
  • 25 March
  • Good Friday: 12.00 - 17.00
  • 1 May
  • Easter Sunday
  • 25 December
  • 26 December

Additional Info

  • Type: Museum
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