Athens' Museum of Illusions

Athens' Museum of Illusions

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Athens is a heady mix of history and edginess. Cultural and social life plays out amid around the city's streets, vibes and in ancient landmarks. The magnificent Acropolis, visible from almost every part of the city, reminds Greeks daily of their heritage and the city's many transformations…

I am pretty sure that whether you’ve ever visited the city of Athens or not, you have definitely heard of Parthenon and the Greek Akropolis. However, I guess you never had the chance to immerse yourself and learn about the impressive story hidden behind these majestically architectural buildings. If you’d consider yourself a history buff then a click on this page before visiting the greek capital, would definitely quench your thirst for some “greek history” knowledge. 

If you’re planning to visit Athens, feeling like getting out of the ordinary and classic tourist path, then this is page for you. If you’re into arts, architecture and culture and you love experiencing all of them while traveling, then a visit to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is definitely a MUST while exploring the greek capital.

Anyway, I’ve started writing this page with a different motive, so I’m back on track- it just happens every time I write about Athens!My apologies-. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m about to introduce you to Athens’ trendiest and hottest  museum in town, the Museum of Illusions. Are you ready for an adventure? 

Athens Museum of Illusions
Athens Museum of Illusions
Ερμού 119, Αθήνα 105 55, Ελλάδα
If a picture is worth a thousand words, be sure that an illusion hides more than a million
© Photo: Athens Museum of Illusions
© Photo: Athens Museum of Illusions

The Museum of Illusion in Athens has just opened its doors and  welcomes people of all ages in a space suitable for social and entertaining tours into the world of illusions. It’s no doubt the perfect place for new experiences and guarantees a unique and fun with friends and family day. Literally, upon your visit you won’t believe your eyes!

© Photo: Athens Museum of Illusions
© Photo: Athens Museum of Illusions
Be brave enough to jump in an illusion created by the Vortex Tunnel that will drive you crazy and make you believe you’re heavily struggling just to make a step forward through a rotating cylinder – on a surface so stable and flat! Deform the image of yourself in a Mirror Room, let yourself free in an Infinity room, resist the laws of gravity and size ratio, and make pictures of yourself in EVERY POSSIBLE POSE!

In addition don’t miss out on observing the museum’s unique collection of holograms, brain bashers and optical illusions that will definitely have you wondering by defying the so far existent laws of nature. Keep calm and enjoy the ride! After all, keep in mind that our assumptions and perceptions of the world are nothing but a spectre of illusions.

Visiting the museum of illusions has been so far characterised as a sensory and educational experience that surely marks someone’s memory for life. The chair illusion, the ames room, the antigravity room, as well as the rotated room, the kaleidoscope and many more are waiting to be discovered! Make sure you bring your camera with you! So far, the pictures taken by the visitors are simply mind blowing! Seriously…aren’t they?

© Photo: Athens Museum of Illusions
© Photo: Athens Museum of Illusions

Ready to experience the impossible?! 

Adults: 9€.  Children (5 – 18): 6€. Children up to 5 years old: Free entrance. Family Ticket: 23€* *price is for 2 adults and 2 children (5 – 18). Students: 7€. Seniors (over 65): 7€. Unemployed: 6€.

© Photo: Athens Museum of Illusions
© Photo: Athens Museum of Illusions

Cover picture credits ©Athens Museum of Illusions

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Chrisa Lepida

Chrisa Lepida

My name is Chrisa and I come from Greece. As nature lover, winter sports addict and Erasmus obsessed, I’m always writing about these topics.

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