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“Truly a gem, espacially for the visitor from the Western part of the world!”

Museum of Byzantine Culture
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US$534.03*
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Thessaloniki City Break 4 Days
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US$1,201.57*
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Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki 8 Days
Ranked #4 of 152 things to do in Thessaloniki
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 9 August 2014

It is always interesting to see such an impressive display of Byzantine culture through centuries and especially in such a contemporary setting. Museum is excellently organized and literally lets you walk through the history. For the visitors from the western world, it is interesting and for some possibly even surprising to see that while the Western Europe was in the "Dark Ages", the true capital of culture, knowledge and European civilization was in Byzantium and that period lasted for several centuries. For all lovers of history, this museum is a must. Best combine it with the visit to the neighborhood´s Archeological museum.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Interesting,modern museum. All the exhibits are described in Greek and English. Worth a visit. Free of charge for EU students

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

A beautiful museum with some rare exhibits from Byzantine period which was a great period for Thessaloniki. The exhibits are from the religious and everyday life of the people of Byzantium. Most exciting exhibits are byzantine orthodox icons painted by artists of this era. Really worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I liked the fact that it is not overcrowded and has visitors that are really interested to know more about the Byzantine History and culture, it is not just religion but part of the city's history and culture

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I admit that I am passionate about Byzantine culture. This museum is not vast, but it is a very modern concept, walking you through Byzantine culture. For instance, some of the best icons i have ever seen. Only pity was that a number of top pieces were on loan to other musea. We went at the end of July and the museum was quite empty. Entrance fees are very reasonable (students and under 18 being free). A must see if you are in Thessaloniki.

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