The Hellenic Motor Museum is housed in the modern and of industrial architectural design Capitol Mall in downtown Athens and welcomes young and old lovers of motorisation who want to discover its treasures.
It is one of the recent museum arrivals in Athens (it opened in March 2011) and definitely impressed everyone. Based on the architectural standards of Guggenheim Museum of New York with the characteristic spiral ramp, it upgrades the whole area and is now a centre of attraction for fans of the cars and the art. The collection includes 120 cars (Theodore and Joanna Charagionis Foundation dating from 1895 until almost 1980).
The audience has the opportunity to admire a big enough number of Bentley, Rolls Royce, Μaserati, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Bristol, Lamborghini, Porche, Mercedes, BMW and some four-wheeled superstars, such as the impressive pink Chrysler Imperial of Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, the Rolls Royce of Sir Laurence Olivier, cars belonging to Formula 1 drivers and Cadillac Seville with interior specially designed by Gucci, as well as cars belonging to barons and lords.
The tour begins from the 3rd floor where the booking office is. At the same floor there is a shop,a F1 simulation hall and a sophisticated amphitheatre with a capacity of 200 persons, where at nights it becomes a 3D projection cinema hall.