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Benaki Museum

1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
+30 21 0367 1000
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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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1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
+30 21 0367 1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Showcasing authentic Greek clothing across time and from various provinces. The hand work is stunning.

Thank KatieCharlotte2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommand visiting it on the first day in Athens: it offers an overviwe of all periods and all arts. Once you see it, you know which other museums will interest you for greater depth.

Thank Orit K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a private museum with a great collection from the old Greeks to modern Greece. There is also a great restaurant en shop. Kids under 22 are free.

Thank AnneToussaint
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is very close to Syntagma Square and seems to be overshadowed by the more famous Acropolis and NA Museums. However, it houses some excellent pieces including pottery dating back to ca. 5000 bc. I would not travel to Athens just to visit this...More

Thank Mike C
nicolAthens, Public Relations Manager at Benaki Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (my boyfriend and I), really enjoyed this museum. The ground floor had more of the ancient items and things got newer as we went up the floors. There were some really intricately detailed and interesting pieces, especially in the ancient section (more our area...More

Thank Tamsyn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes I get to a museum and think to myself "I could happily live here..." and the Benaki Museum was such a place for me. From the moment you walk up the elegant steps to the front porch, enter through the doors into the central...More

Thank O9856PXmaryb
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is a small private museum that deserves your attention. It covers Greek culture from antiquity to modern in a former mansion

2  Thank jlindqui2017
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Excellent museum- download qr code scanner before you go and it will walk you through the museum. Make sure to eat st the terraced restaurant and take in the view.

Thank rava63
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Well worth it. Make sure you get the Athens card as there is like a good discount for entry. Also has a nice cafe at the top of the building. Lots of older well heeled Greeks at this cafe.

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This Museum did not live up to expectations but was interesting nonetheless. Other Museums in Athens have better selections, here some of the exhibits are copies. The temporary exhibition (separate fee) is uninteresting displaying fairly modern ceramics designed in Rhodes and intended for tourists. Very...More

Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighbourhood in town, Kolonaki is
home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label
stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by
dressing in their finest and spending hours in the
trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most
expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a
couple of notable museums and cultural institutions,
which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper
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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