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Benaki Museum

1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
+30 21 0367 1000
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Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum
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The Benaki Museum was founded in 1930 by Antonis Benakis and presents the historical and cultural development of the Greek nation. Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields –from the age of Roman domination to the medieval Byzantine period and from the fall of Constantinople to the struggle for Greek independence in 1821- the Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex structure within the broader network of museum foundations in Greece.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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+30 21 0367 1000
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"greek history"
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"private collection"
in 30 reviews
"eclectic collection"
in 11 reviews
"open until midnight"
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"traditional costumes"
in 10 reviews
"byzantine icons"
in 8 reviews
"rooftop cafe"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop"
in 24 reviews
"top floor"
in 38 reviews
"modern times"
in 12 reviews
"modern art"
in 9 reviews
"syntagma square"
in 34 reviews
"national gardens"
in 23 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 9 reviews
"works of art"
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"ancient times"
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"chronological order"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Felt that the main museum was a little lacking coherence in all honesty, which saddens me to write as there are some very splendid artefacts to be seen. The exhibition space however was well curated, and there was an interesting story to be told. So...More

Thank SareySue
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Benaki houses a very complete collection that will appeal to a variety of interests: art, antiquities, jewelry, and costumes. Allow more time than expected for a seemingly small museum.

Thank Jan O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe the best museum what I have visited. Collection covers everything from ancient times to modern Greek culture. It is incredibly rich and very well organized and curated, and set in an easy-to-understand historical context. This makes it suitable for not only fans of culture...More

Thank Márk N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all our planning for our stay in Athens, the Benaki was high on our list. Everything we read led us to believe it would be a great experience. What a let down! The Benaki displays their collections with plain glass cases and the labels...More

Thank Art K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Benaki Museum is a gem. The most fantastic history, absolutely brilliantly curated. Check the admissions - we were lucky enough to arrive on a no entry fee afternoon and wandered around for hours .A must see attraction in Athens.

Thank Penny W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This private collection covers most of Grecian culture, up to modern art. The collection is well-curated, and is a great tribute to the original owner, who created the museum. For an overview of thousands of years of art and design, this museum is a great...More

Thank Josh S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on a Thursday, a day on which entrance is free. The collection is helpfully arranged in chronological order and it is interesting to see how the manufacture and decoration of pots, for example developed through the ages. The display of a...More

Thank ruppar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is absolutely must-see. For all those who hate huge museums, this is a small one, yet pack with thousands of beautiful artifacts, from prehistoric objects, through classical Greek pottery, beautiful jewelry (some looking very modern, by the way), up to 19-century costumes of both...More

Thank pjk226
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little gem of a museum, especially if you need a break from ancient ruins and artifacts. It has a wonderful collection of items from Greek life and it is in a beautifully restored mansion.

Thank nepatravellers
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

You can find everything from the past of Greece. Ancient sculptures and vases, byzantine and contemporary jewllery, icons, whatever you should like to see on the arts' field. Dont't forget to drink your coffee on the roof, you will like the vew so much...

Thank Angeliki K
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greekcampbell
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Response from mike c | Reviewed this property |
There is an express bus from Glyfada to the city centre. Get of near syntagma and walk. I can't remember the bus number , I think it is x23 but there is only one express bus so a local will be able to tell you. Do not take... More
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