Opened on September 15th, 2018, The Museum of Illusions is the new tourist attraction of Athens. Popular among locals and foreigners alike, the museum offers a breathtaking experience. The initiative is part of a global body. The first Museum of Illusions opened in 2015. The first step of the project was taken in Zagreb, Croatia. After, 18 more cities around the world became home to the Museum of Illusions.
What is in the Museum of Illusions?
The Museum of Illusions hosts more than 80 exhibits. Some of these are merely events to watch while others are interactive. The museum created by Sakis Tanimanidis and Miltos Kambouridis is a unique place where visitors of all ages can enjoy.
The main idea of the museum is to show how perception can be altered through science. The area where reality is only momentary forces people to diversify their observation techniques. Both children and adults enjoy the deceiving exhibits in the museum.
The building is full of interactive puzzles, holograms, and games. In line with the artistic streams of the 21st century, the Museum of Illusions allows its visitors to interact and play with it. People in this museum can talk loudly and take photographs at every corner. It is an organic space where creativity is at the forefront.
People can also organize events or host meetings at the museum. These activities, of course, are subject to reservation.
Where is the Museum of Illusions?
The location of the Museum of Illusions is great. It stands right at the historic center of Athens. Located on Astingos 12, the museum covers an area of 400 square meters. The open address of the building is:
Ermou 119 (entrance from Astingos 12)
10555 Monastiraki – Athens
Visitors who want to receive further information may contact the museum via phone or e-mail.
The contact hours of the Museum of Illusions are between 10 am and 6 pm on weekdays.
The Pricing of the Museum of Illusions
The ticket price of the Museum of Illusions for adults is nine euros. While children younger than five years old are free of charge, the cost of a ticket for children between five and seventeen is six euros. Student and senior (over 65) tickets cost seven euros. Tickets for the unemployed, and people with special needs cost six euros.
The Museum of Illusions also offers a family ticket option. Two adults and two children can enter the museum with this ticket that costs 24 euros.