Located in AIA's Main Terminal Building (Departures Level - Entrance 3), the permanent exhibition of archaeological findings discovered in Mesogaia, contains 172 archaeological artifacts dating from the Neolithic and Early Helladic to the Post-Byzantine period. Inaugurated in 2003, it aims to highlight the rich cultural heritage of the area.
Copies of some of the more important artifacts brought to light during the construction of AIA can also be admired at the front entrances of the airport - Departures Level.
Museum opening hours: Monday through Sunday, 06:00 -23:00
The establishment of Greece’s first Ministry of Aviation by Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936) was a milestone in the country’s development of civil aviation.
Paying homage to the eminent politician, the Eleftherios Venizelos Permanent Exhibition - located at the Departures Level of the Main Building - also gives visitors a feel for the role played by Venizelos in shaping the history and social course of Greece. Both his personality and political career are documented through a series of photographs that emphasise the most significant events in his life and highlight the political expertise and legacy of this key figure of Modern Greek history.
This exhibition is hosted in a specially-designed area of the Main Terminal Building and organized in cooperation with the Acropolis Museum. Housing the masterpieces of the Acropolis, the Museum offers its visitors a fresh view of life in Greek antiquity in the comfort of an award winning architect designed contemporary building. The exhibition includes cast copies of the west Parthenon frieze and a cast copy of the Peplos Kore, one of the most beautiful votive offerings of the archaic Acropolis. Additionally, the exhibition presents a digital presentation of the Peplos Kore with the marble surface of the statue colored as it is thought to have been originally, as well as a short video presentation of the Acropolis Museum, a perfect introduction to your visit.