Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Athens

Visit Information

Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation will be open to the public on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019.

Become a B&E Member before 29 September and be the first to see the Foundation's permanent collection of rare works of art by the most important artists of the modern and contemporary European avant-garde.

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday




  • January 1st
  • Clean Monday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • March 25th
  • May 1st
  • Whitsun Day
  • August 15th
  • October 28th
  • December 25th
  • December 26th

* Tickets can be purchased from the Foundation’s ticket offices up to 30 minutes before closing time. Visitors can enter the exhibition areas up to 20 minutes before closing time.

For more information, see the Foundation’s Visit Regulation.

Group Visits

Groups of 10 to 25 people are welcome provided a booking has been made well in advance. The Foundation also provides guided tours in english language for group visits at an additional cost.

Book your visit in advance. Contact us at, or call us at +30 210 72 52 895.

Group visits do not take place on Sundays and public holidays.

*For more information about the Group Visits, see the Foundation’s Visit Regulation.


Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, Athens

13 Eratosthenous str.
Athens 116 35, Greece

Τ +30 210 7252895
F +30 210 7235467

Get Directions to the foundation


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Line 209 - AG. SPYRIDON Stop (15m)

Line 550 - STADIO Stop (200m)

Lines 054, 203, 204, 250, 732 - RIZARI Stop (600m)

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Lines 2, 4, 11 - AG. SPYRIDON Stop (15m)

Line 10 - STADIO Stop (200m)

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Nearest Metro Stations

Line Μ3
(Blue Line) "Aghia Marina - Doukissis Plakentias - Airport"

Line Μ2
(Red Line) "Anthoupoli - Elliniko"
Line Μ3
(Blue Line) "Aghia Marina - Doukissis Plakentias - Airport"

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Nearest Airport

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (30km)

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The Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation does not have parking facilities while the surrounding streets have not yet been included in the controlled parking system. For this reason we would encourage visitors to use public transport or even their bicycle in order to avoid frustration. Those wishing to arrive by car however can use one of the following parking facilities that are located near the Foundation at a charge:

  • Kallimarmaro Parking, 23, Ι. Fokianou Str, tel. (+30) 210 752 2400 / 150 m.
  • Evangelismos Parking, Korakianiti Bros, 20, Vasileos Georgiou B' Str, Athens / 500 m.
  • Polis Park, 4, Rizari Str & 45 Vas. Konstantinou Av, tel. (+30) 210 72 55 427, / 800 m.

The Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, in cooperation with Polis Park, offer Β&Ε Members 10% discount for parking upon display of their Member's Card.

Also, thanks to the kind sponsorship of Polis Park and for the best possible service to visitors, there is a free Shuttle Bus service available 3 times a day, at 11:30am, 14:30pm and 17:00pm, from 4, Rizari Str to the intersection of Erathosthenous Str and Vasileos Konstantinou Avenue.

For more information on the Shuttle Bus service please contact Polis Park on 210 72 55 427.

People with Disabilities

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Wheelchair access to the Foundation is easy and the building has spacious lifts, which allow access to all areas.

Wheelchairs and walkers for people with reduced mobility and magnifying glasses for people with visual impairments are available free of charge from the Foundation’s cloakroom.

* Entry for People with Disabilities and their carers is free and People with Reduced Mobility have priority access, according to the Foundation’s Visit Regulation.

Useful Information

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Visitors can connect to the internet for free from their smartphones and tablets via the wireless WiFi network available in all areas of the Foundation.

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Visitors must leave bulky objects such as luggage, backpacks and large bags in the cloakroom located at the Foundation’s entrance lobby were they can also leave coats and other personal items of similar dimensions.

Objects larger than 55 x 35 x 25 cm can't be accepted in the cloakroom.

With the submission of their police ID card or passport, visitors can also borrow children’s prams, wheelchairs, walkers and magnifying glasses for people with visual impairments free of charge from the cloakroom (subject of availability).

* The Foundation bears no responsibility in case of loss, theft or damage of fragile and/or valuable items left in the cloakroom. For more information, please see the Foundation’s Visit Regulation.

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Lost property

Items possibly lost or forgotten in the Foundation’s public areas as well as cloakroom objects not collected by closing time will be kept at the cloakroom and can be collected for up to 48 hours. After this time, they will be sent to the lost property office of the Athens Police Headquarters.

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The Café-Restaurant is freely accessible to visitors, during the museum’s opening times, with no ticket requirement.

Museum Spaces


Athens Shop

The Shop is located on the ground floor, offering a wide variety of original objects inspired by the rare collection of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation.

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Sunday





Between the ground and first floor of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, is an open, urban garden, the most contemporary version of an international Greek cuisine, by distinguished Chef Andreas Lagos and the Ohh Boy Athens team.

* Museum ticket not required for entry to the restaurant

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Sunday







A state-of-the-art, 187-seat amphitheatre with its own foyer is located at level -3. The space can host corporate events, conferences, seminars, presentations as well as musical and theatre performances.

Venue Hiring

Organise your event at the Auditorium of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation

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The Library is located in the Foundation’s 3rd basement and includes around 5000 volumes, available to the public for in-situ reading in the reading area. The material consists of publications by international museums and foundations on the History of Art and various artistic movements, exhibition catalogues, reference material on distinguished foreign and Greek artists, periodical art publications, and others.

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday