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Review of Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Had heard a great deal of the Benaki and was underwhelmed. No a my top list of places to go in Athens. Cycladic and Archeology best two museums I visited.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Benaki was completely renovated and extended a few years back. It is now one of the best Museums in Athens. You should make the effort to go there. It was once a very majestic private house.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Benaki museum is surely on of the most appreciated museum in Athens. I m sorry to say but for me it was only a ragbag of everything. But I like a lot of Benaki museum of islamic art, situated in a different place (Psyri/Kerameikos) than the main museum. When visiting Benaki, I have found that temporary exhibitions are quite good and well constructed.

Thank tarjak2014
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

There are so many galleries and museums to visit in Athens but this one is very special. The extensive collection which displays antiquities dated from 300 BC is housed in what was Benaki's home. I fell in love with not only the collection but the architecture of this beautiful mansion. More recent displays include outfits from 18th century Cyclades Byzantine icons. Finish your visit with refreshments on the 3rd floor cafe with spectacular views over Athens.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Benaki museum is different from the rest of the museums in Athens in that as most of the other museums focus on the ancient history of the country, Benaki museum represents items which showcase the more contemporary aspect of the Greek life. Thus, I found it absolutely unique and special in its own right. Make sure to explore all the three floors and go to their special collection (if it is still ongoing, of course).

Thank Reza S
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