Hellenic Cosmos

Price guide: Expensive

254 Peireos Street, Tavros, Athens, 17778

Price guide: Expensive

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Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Education, History

Best for Families - Expert review of Hellenic Cosmos

Journey into antiquity in a high-tech learning centre.

Kids love this high-tech museum where ancient history, science and culture come to life through multimedia games. At the Tholos (Dome), the virtual reality theatre, you can watch the Ancient Agora of Athens built from scratch. Test your brain-power in the interactive mathematics exhibition. Or take a trip to ancient Olympia and Miletus in the Kivotos, a virtual 3D time machine. The only drawback is that it's pricy and can be overrun with school parties. And it's in a rather awkward location about 30 minutes from the city centre.

Price advice: 

A €16 ticket gives you access to everything. Or you can buy separate tickets for Tholos: €10, children €8; Exhibition: €6, children €4; Kivotos €5, children €3.

Expert tips: 
Combine with a trip to the real ancient Agora so that kids can see where all these virtual activities took place.

More information on Hellenic Cosmos:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Museum, Science / technology
Address:
254 Peireos Street, Tavros, Athens, 17778
Telephone:
+30 212 254 0000
Website:
http://www.hellenic-cosmos.gr
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Complicated and variable, so do check first. Currently open: Oct-May: Mon, Tues, Thurs 9am-2pm, Wed, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 10am -4pm. June-Sept: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm, closed Sat.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Virtual reality, Educational, High-tech exhibits

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