From mythology and ancient history to a parallel universe of optical illusions, Athens has all kinds of museums sure to enthrall your kids.

By Carolina Doriti

The caryatids at the Acropolis Museum.

Courtesy: The Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum

  1. 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou, Acropolis, 117 42
  2. Wheelchair Accessible

  3. +30 210 900 0900
  4. Website

The Museum of Illusions

  1. 119 Ermou, Monastiraki, 105 55
  2. +30 210 323 8065
  3. Website

It may not be a museum, exactly, but it's a great place to bring your kids.

Photo: Amalia Kovaiou

These life-size animal replicas will be popular with your kids.

Courtesy: Goulandris Natural History Museum

Goulandris Natural History Museum

  1. 13 Levidou, Kifisia, 145 62
  2. Wheelchair Accessible

  3. +30 210 801 5870
  4. Website

Technopolis & Industrial Gas Museum

  1. 100 Pireos, Gazi, 118 54
  2. +30 210 347 5518
  3. Website

The inside of the Technopolis & Industrial Gas Museum.

Courtesy: Industrial Gas Museum

Figurines set up at the Benaki Toy Museum.

Courtesy: The Benaki Toy Museum

The Benaki Toy Museum

  1. 14 Posidonos & 1 Tritonos, Palio Faliro, 175 61
  2. Wheelchair Accessible

  3. +30 212 687 5280
  4. Website