Painter and portraitist Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos approaches with boldness and using his own personal style, the protagonists of the Greek Revolution of 1821, through a series of works of art which honor the birth significance of the national uprising.

Heroes that have been engraved deep in our collective memory, “return” by the creator, not as historical portraits, but as images that acquire meaning in today’s life.

The martyr Athanasios Diakos, Kolokotronis and Karaiskakis become mythical beings, as a 21st century man means them. The Hero, sometimes as a winged Victory, sometimes as a bony figure that seems to be reborn from its ashes, rises as if jumping from the screen of the digital world to find its place in the halls of the Athens City Museum.

25/10/2021 – 6/12/2021

Monday – Friday 09:00-16:00
Saturday & Sunday 10:00-15:00
Closed on Tuesdays


Visitors are allowed to enter the Athens City Museum only after presenting one of the following documents:

  • Certificate of vaccination still valid (activated 14 days after the second dose of the vaccine or 14 days after the single-dose vaccine)
  • Certificate of recovery from SARS-Cov-2 (issued 30 days after the positive test and valid for 180 days)
  • Negative PCR test result (within the last 72 hours ) or negative rapid test result (within the last 48 hours)
  • Only visitors under 12 (from 4 to 11 years old) can submit alternative self-tests (within the last 24 hours)

The certificates are displayed either in print or electronically via a mobile device to the staff of the Museum, which checks them electronically through the Covid Free GR application.

Visitors must bring with them either their Police Identity Card or their passport, as their identity will be checked against the certificate.

The use of a mask is mandatory throughout the visitor’s stay at the Museum.