With one main venue and others around the center of Athens, you can spend several days exploring and enjoying photography – take an hour, a few hours or a couple of days. Be sure not to miss the main exhibitions, which will run from 14 June until 30 July 2017 at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe). Please check the opening and closing days of the city venues before your visit as satellite exhibitions have different opening days and hours.

We are currently preparing a series of events and initiatives with the aim to inspire, stimulate discussion and exchange. Be sure not to miss unique opportunities to meet international experts in the field of photography and get feedback on your work the Portfolio Reviews, to hear photography practitioners and thinkers speak about their works and ideas at this year’s talk series programme (the so called ‘Photo Voices’) on Tuesday 27 June, to attend the performances during the opening weekend, as well as to participate in educational activities, guided tours, special programmes for kids & teens and other events throughout June 2017.


The new Benaki Museum building, located at 138 Pireos Street, one of the central development axes of Athens. The Festival’s exhibition halls span 2,000 m2.

Benaki Museum Pireos St. Annexe opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday: 11:00 – 21:00
Thursday: 11:00 – 23:00
Friday – Sunday: 11:00 – 21:00

The shop and the snack bar-Restaurant are open during the opening hours of the Museum.


We make photography accessible through affordable ticket prices for the exhibitions and screenings at main venue of the Festival (Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe), while several exhibitions in other art spaces of Athens are free of entrance. The price of a ticket reflects only a small part of the actual cost of the production.

Full admission: 6 €
Reduced admission: 4 € (student, unemployment card holder, personal care attendant)


There are many different types of accommodation available in Athens, with easy access and in walking distance from the Athens Photo Festival 2017 venues.

Athens Photo Festival partner hotels set aside a limited number of rooms at special prices for international professional guests. The recommended hotels are spread across central Athens and covers different categories and types of accommodation.

For assistance with your accommodation arrangements, please email office[at]