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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
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"greek history"
in 99 reviews
"private collection"
in 31 reviews
"open until midnight"
in 11 reviews
"traditional costumes"
in 10 reviews
"byzantine icons"
in 8 reviews
"rooftop cafe"
in 16 reviews
"wonderful collection"
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"gift shop"
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"top floor"
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"modern times"
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"contemporary art"
in 9 reviews
"extensive collection"
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"syntagma square"
in 36 reviews
"national gardens"
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"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

It’s a gorgeous museum. Like a small treasure. If you like archeology and medieval paintings, then you are in the right place. It’s free entrance on Thursdays. 5 min walking from Syntagma Square. There is a very elegant restaurant the top floor. You can stay...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Really a gem - an impressive collection of artifacts from the stone age until the present day - an amazing museum to understand the history of Greece - would absolutely go again!

Thank Malin K. P
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely villa near the heart of elegance Kolonaki district. An excellent exhibition and a wonderful rooftop cafe w/ great views over the National Garden.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

I was bery impressed with this museum. You should visit it if you have some days to sped in Athens or you already have visited the major sights during earlier visits there. Their restauant is also woth a visit.

Thank Per787
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

People got tired after seeing tens of museum rooms one by one. This happened to us while studying the other Athens museums. But Benaki museum is different. It is not huge, but big enough to tell you the history of Greece from ancient times to...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

From the traditional costumes, jewelry, books, alter, beautiful arch, bridal tent. The museum is pretty big. Need time!

Thank Hirlsa H
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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

Thank KatieCharlotte2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

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
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nicolAthens, Public Relations Manager at Benaki Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you for your great review!

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Response from Elisabeth S | Reviewed this property |
Thank you so much for your question. You can go to the Museum of Greek Culture which is the best one concerning Greece. The other ones are composed of collections of specific art. Wishing you to enjoy a fabulous day ahead... More
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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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