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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
+30 21 0367 1000
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Benaki Museum housed in an neoclassical wonderful Villa and was a private house in Kolonaki district; the museum has a vast collection of traditional costumes and much jewelerys of many epocs; it's a very vast Archaeological, Byzantine and also Folk Cultur Museum; the entrance is...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

nice cafe on the top floor. An amazing array of articles on display reaching back through the ages. Not too big so you can get around quite quickly and then have a refreshment on the roof. A nice experience all round

Thank Robert J T
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

That day I visited 3 of the 4 museum in that stop of the hop on hop off bus, and was delightfully surprised the the first museum witch was the Benaki Museum has free entrance Thursday. It is not a big museum but its collection...More

Thank Susmarijosep
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We visited this museum when the weather was rainy. Entry was free as it was world museum day but they also have a free day on Thursdays. This is a moderate sized museum within a couple of hundred feet of Syntagma Square. Photography is allowed....More

Thank graham l
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The ground floor is the best. The upper floors contain a lot of Greek costumes and folklore which is not of much interest to me. They have a very nice restaurant which has a lovely view. It is a very nice manageable museum and well...More

2  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The exhibits are chronological, oldest on the first floor, which I enjoyed most of all, But was glad I went through the entire museum... and saw the Greece's first constitution on the top floor.

Thank bl00miegirl
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Benaki Museum started as a private collection. It now provides a beautifully thought-out and displayed chronological trip through Greek history, starting with prehistoric and Classical treasures on the ground floor, and working up through independence on the top floor. There are jewels, textiles--including an...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Sure, the National Archaeological and the Acropolis Museums have better individual pieces, but the overall quality of the collection at the Benaki made it our favourite Athens Museum. It really is an absolute treasure trove of delights, and beautifully displayed. To top it off, lunch...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

It has taken many years of visiting Athens for me to get around to visiting this museum in a beautiful house. The collection of ancient Greek artefacts is stupendous. I loved the Byzantine collection also

Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This museum is small and can be done in a little over an hour. The collection is well curated and worth seeing. Lots of costumes from times gone by.

Thank hilaryus2016
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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25 April 2017|
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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