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Benaki Museum
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Ranked #15 of 329 things to do in Athens
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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 18 June 2014 via mobile

The Benaki is lovely but be careful as we wasted a lot of time and Euros with a bad taxi driver taking us 15 minutes out of town to the wrong one that is closed most days. You probably want the one across from the National Gardens. Free wifi thank god helped us solve the mix-up when half our party ended up at one and half at the other.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This museum is a gem! With collections that span the cycladic to modern eras, you will see the sweep of Greek history in about two hours or less. One of the best museum gift shops ever, although small. Everything in the shop is exquisite, with a good range of less expensive to expensive items. Wish they had a shop in NYC!

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

If you are interested in Greek art you must visit this museum. Have a coffee on the rooftop too. Well worth it.

Thank JUlia P
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Smaller museum than most, but the family has collected from the 17th c. gems of the highest caliber. Little buzz of aging scholars hum in the background while they praise the fine pottery and exquisite centuries old textile fragments. Unexpected treasures where the two antique rooms salvaged decaying houses. Put third on your list!

Thank JustinaTucson
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Benaki is a wonderful building in itself. It's contents make it all the more fascinating. It's very easy to get around with plenty of space and ease of access. It's on a street (Vasilissis Sofia) which has a number of embassy buildings nearby, and some beautiful architecture. Don't miss it!

Thank Basil P
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