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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 97 reviews
"private collection"
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"folk costumes"
in 8 reviews
"open until midnight"
in 10 reviews
"byzantine icons"
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"interesting collection"
in 8 reviews
"rooftop cafe"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop"
in 24 reviews
"modern times"
in 13 reviews
"top floor"
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"contemporary art"
in 9 reviews
"syntagma square"
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"national gardens"
in 24 reviews
"nice restaurant"
in 8 reviews
"works of art"
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"ancient times"
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"chronological order"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were invited to the Benaki museum for an official business dinner. There is a very nice terrace on the third floor where the restaurant is. We also had a tour in the museum before the dinner. The museum is very close to the Presidential...More

Thank Earibal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A private collection in a fantastic place just at the center of the city. Lots of jewelry, icons and special designs of ancient Greece. Look at the timetable for the opening hours of the shop. You won't leave without buying something, you can bet. Just...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting mostly a hodge podge of archeological finds, but there was a surprisingly diverse array of both artefacts, art, and textiles. The textiles and historical fashion exhibits were particularly amazing and unique, and completely worth the price of the ticket on its own....More

Thank Anna C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On that day I passed the Benaki Museum three times when I was searching for another site, and for the third time, I said to myself, I need to go in and have a look. I am glad that I did! The historical building itself...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum of Greek culture fills in the gaps left by statuary and temples. It is well-organized, so much so that it needs no map. We learned a lot.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum. An added bonus is that it is free on Thursdays and it is open very late. The ground floor has a collection of high quality archaeological artifacts. The other floors have folk costumes, Greek icons and Greek history. It is...More

2  Thank luvroma2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This should be on any list of must see attractions. Less crowded than some with an eclectic mix of objects, which may have kept the visitor numbers down.

Thank Carroll R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting small museum. It was near our hotel and we could walk up on Thursday afternoon and enter without paying. Not sure I would pay to go in given the amount of antiquities in Athens. There were some things on loan and only pictures in...More

Thank susan v
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First several floors were interesting. Top floor not so much. Personally, I made a mistake. Saw the Acropolis Museum the day before. Could not help but, make a comparison when I shouldn't have. Really two different types of collections. Recommend seeing the Benaki first and...More

1  Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Benaki Museum's collection of folk art is quite wonderful. Costumes, embroideries, and objects show the decor from ages past. Also some lovely rooms set up for different periods and interesting paintings as well. The cafe is very good too.

Thank annaha
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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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