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“Very interesting museum”

Byzantine & Christian Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 18 April 2014

A very interesting museum, providing an excellent image of the Byzantine culture from the early christian period to the 19th century. The exhibitions are modern and well designed, while the Byzantine museum can be easily combined with a visit to other museums in close distance (e.g. Cycladic Art Museum, Benaki Museum) or with a coffee in the Kolonaki area.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

One of the best museum in the city! You can see all the history of the Byzantine civilization and in which areas expanded and influenced. The exhibition is a narrative in a new building with all the modern knowledge.

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

This is the museum where we found out that the museums in Athens do not accept credit cards. The people at the ticket office looked at ours like it was something that they had never seen before. With credit cards being used throughout the world it was strange to us that they would only accept cash. Not only that but the restrooms weren't clearly marked. I wandered out where an exit sign was and one of the attendants, who was obese, followed me out and showed me the restroom. Actually there were more attendants in the place than visitors and they spent much of the time talking with one another. This museum had quite a few exhibits and was worth an hour's visit.

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

The name Byzantine and Christian museum is a little bit misleading; I think the Byzantine Christian museum would be more appropriate as all the artworks are churchy. It is in a bizarre layout which takes you down four levels of stairs, under the main courtyard and back up another four levels of steps. The disabled access in down by four lifts and back up by another four lifts. There are areas which can only be accessed by steps which is poor for a facility that is newly built with European money. The paintings are well worth seeing if they are your kind of thing.

1  Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

For people who love icons this museum is a must. Like many museums in Greece it is very instructive (explanations in English). Do not miss the restaurant.

Thank Ron v
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