During the Christmas holidays and the beginning of the new year, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens offers children and adults the opportunity to enjoy specially designed events, based on tradition, music, and the museum’s own collections.

On Friday, December 29 (11:00 am-12:30 pm), at the Museum’s café, where works by Alekos Kirarinis are on display, children 9-13 years old can take part in a festive interactive event, during which children can acquaint themselves with the representation of angels in Greek tradition and art, allowing them to craft their own versions. Participation requires reservations to be made by phone at +30 213 214 4856 and +30 213 214 4858.

On Wednesday, January 3 (11:00 am-12:30 pm), children 7-11 years old will get to know ancient Greek music through selected exhibits from the Museum’s collection, with the rare opportunity to touch the exhibits and hear their sounds. A workshop will follow, giving children the opportunity to craft calendars inspired by their visit. Participation requires reservations to be made by phone at +30 213 214 4856 and +30 213 214 4858.

On Friday, January 5, at noon, at the central Altar’s Hall, children over 8 years old and adults can join storyteller Niki Kapari and musician Yiannis Pseimadas, who will be sharing stories which were so loved by ancient Greeks and Romans, that have found their own place in global literature tradition. Tickets are required for admission.

At the same time, in the museum’s honored tradition, a festive concert is scheduled for Friday, December 29. At 1 pm, at the Altar’s Hall, the 3ensemble will be performing works by Vivaldi, Haydn, Bach and Piazzolla. Musicians Sissy Mparakari (cello), Orestis Gargoulakis (flute), and Nikos Pylarinos (violin) perform. Tickets are required for admission.

On Thursday, January 4, at noon, adults can also tour the “Hadrian and Athens: Conversing with an ideal world” exhibition. Participation requires reservations to be made by phone at +30 213 214 4856 and +30 213 214 4858.

Note that the National Archaeological Museum will be closed on January 1.

For more information, visit www.namuseum.gr.