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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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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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"private collection"
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"el greco"
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"eclectic collection"
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"open until midnight"
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"traditional costumes"
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"byzantine icons"
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"rooftop cafe"
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"greek art"
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"gift shop"
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"modern times"
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"top floor"
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"modern art"
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"syntagma square"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"national gardens"
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

Eveyone that comes to Athens must see this museum. The exhibition is well planned and detailed and there is a variety of subjects that allow any visitor to have an overview of Greek history and its influences. The top roof cafe is great.

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

My wife and I really enjoyed this museum. Not just pottery and headless statues. On the top floor they a short film of a greek boy's life including marrige and going of to war. They had more interactive things. Ohh ya they also had pottery....More

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Reviewed 16 May 2012

I have been in Athens several times. Having done all the other "touristy" things and having visited most worthy sites I decided to have a look at the Benaki museum. Well, it was a wonderful experience. Well worth a visit. The staff are very professional...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2012

great museum, got very hot walking around but it was worth it. The stuff from modern greek history was especially good, because I didn't know much about the war for independence.

Thank Barry M
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

a gret collection spread over a number of floors (not too many pots) and a great cafe with a green view

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Reviewed 5 May 2012

The Benaki has a couple different sites which are all interesting to visit - the main site also has a lovely rooftop cafe - but the somewhat tucked away little museum of islamic art is worth seeking out.

Thank Kristine S
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

The Benaki is a remarkable collection of artifacts of all periods. For me the one that truly grapsed my attention was the ethnographic section on the upper floor - this alone is worth the admission. Textiles and paintings as well as those artifacts of the...More

Thank Indy27
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

I love the Benaki but modern art in Greece has a very different meaning than in the US and elsewhere. 19th c is modern! It's in a beautiful townhouse or maybe mansion in Kolonaki. I had a delightful visit which was followed by a tour...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Very interesting exhibitions all year, nice if you like art

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Reviewed 22 April 2012

The Benaki Museum has always been good, but even in the midst of the current economic crisis it continues to improve. Superb exhibits display material culture from all periods of Greece's past, ancient to recent. Special events, such as those this year featuring the Greco-Turkish...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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