National Museum of Contemporary Art

The National Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1997 and since it has been constantly evolving and is dynamic. Today it is quite an important institution for the reception and projection of contemporary culture through the programming of several key themes which are growing, including the recording and promotion of contemporary Greek art. Also working to support synthesis of the arts and support innovation and options for the arts, the most sophisticated digital technology in all areas of communication, development of web applications and creating web sites and more. The National Museum of Contemporary Art is located on the northeast side of the Lazaristes complex in a total land area of 3,300 sq.m. and ia specially designed and consistent with international principles of operation of museums. In the area of Lazaristes the exhibition areas are hosted on the work of the permanent collection of the museum, but also on the Kostakis Collection and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. The idea to create a Museum of Modern Art began in 1986 on the occasion of a symposium held in Thessaloniki on the initiative of the unforgettable Melina Mercouri, who not only advocated but already had the political responsibility for the promotion and realization of the ultimate request.The National Museum of Contemporary Art is a very attractive cultural destination which every visitor should visit.That can be easily and economically done by driving right there with one of our cars which you can pick up from Thessaloniki airport. The museum is open daily except Monday and working hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 to 18:00 and Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 19:00. The museum is located in the Stavroupoli region and specifically in the Moni Lazariston in Kolokotronis Street 21.