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Benaki Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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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...more
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1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
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+30 21 0367 1000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The first floor with ancient collection is very good and interesting. Everything is well organized. Upper floors are not that interesting. But as a prize you get a nice cafe on the top with a terrase.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sergepolar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What is good about this museum is: 1. It is laid out chronologically so you get a great sense of the history of Greece following the arrow of time. 2. The exhibits are well labelled 3. The artefacts are presented in an accessible way. Maybe...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AmershamMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing all the major sites in Athens this happened to be one of the best due to the vast collection and chronological order of the exhibits. Descriptions within the museum are labeled in Greek and English. Make sure this museum is on your Athens...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stephenmE3092MY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had visited quite a few museums on our visit to Athens, but this one was by far my favorite. There was such a variety of displays here. I could have spent more time here than we had allotted ourselves.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank motherofthree77
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Don't let the name fool you Everything from ancient artifacts to contemporary art objects are to be found in this historic building.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paola F
Reviewed 28 December 2018

The Benaki museum shows artefacts from the Neolithic all the way to modern times, with representative exhibits from most intervening periods. It also holds temporary exhibitions which reflect the liveliness of contemporary Greek cultural life. I would actually recommend it as the place to start...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alex M
Reviewed 5 December 2018

I really enjoyed this museum and it was much better than expected. There are four floors of displays. Floors are labeled from ground to first, second, and third. Admission was 9 euros and credit cards are accepted. Be sure to pick up the free map...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum as part of the Athens Marathon. We probably would not have gone otherwise, and are very glad we did. We learned much about more recent Greek history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HeidiBo
Reviewed 27 November 2018

This museum probably gets a little forgotten beside its larger and better known rival, the National Archaeological Museum, but is well worth a visit. Housed in a beautiful mansion near Syntagma Square, it has an eclectic collection of items showcasing the history of Greece from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank swans11
Reviewed 25 November 2018

This beautiful museum was the highlight of our third stay in Athens and in a city home to half a dozen unique museums, this one deserves to be on everyone's itinerary. Housed in an elegant mansion near the parliament building, its situation is appropriate, as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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25 May 2018|
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Response from elisabeths929 | 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 B622MBmikec | 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