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Address: 1, Koumbari St & Vas. Sofias Av., Athens 106 74, Greece
Phone Number: 30 210 367 1000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Benaki Museum was founded in 1930 by Antonis Benakis and presents the...
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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The earliest of Greek history thru the ages on three floors. This was a half day for us. Really a pleasure to be here. No crowds- no rush......

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The earliest of Greek history thru the ages on three floors. This was a half day for us. Really a pleasure to be here. No crowds- no rush......

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The Benaki has an amazing scope and puts its collections into context. In addition to the expected pottery and artifacts, you'll also find an extensive folk and domestic arts collection. We spent hours there and were entranced. A bonus is the lovely cafe terrace on the top floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece is not to be missed. The cultural and historical exhibits are beautiful. This museum got it right. The signage on each display is detailed, informative, and organized. There are 3 levels and a lovely rooftop restaurant. You can view the exhibits and have lunch in less than 3 hours. It is centrally located in... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Located near the Acropolis but far enough from the crowds is the Benaki Museum and I highly recommend you check out their website and consider a visit. One of my favorite types of museums - cultural heritage - it is a gem. The exhibits are wonderfully laid out in a lovely villa near Parliament. My husband and I spent a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lots to see in this small museum. It has 3 floors with a nice cafe and balcony on the 3rd floor. It was free the day we went but I think it's around 5 euros any other time! Everything is in English and Greek. there is a small gift shop also. within walking distance to Syntagma square.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We arrived on a day when entry was free, there are 3 floors well laid out in what was a private home. Items ranging from sculpture, paintings, jewellery, clothes and musical instruments. The top floor has a nice cafe to rest up in afterwards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Lovely museum well laid out although smaller than envisaged it was worth the time to visit. Nice cafe with balcony. Certainly worth a visit

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Pahoa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a very eclectic collection and gives a real insight into the past of Greece,Egypt And Turkey! As for the cafe nice view great coffee. Staff try to give a ripped five Euro to me as change. Ripped Euro have to be taking to the bank to be replaced. Don't ever take a ripped euro!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

There was a lot to see in the Benaki Museum. The displays are numbered and there are explanations in English and Greek for everything. Even though I've been in quite a few Mediterranean antiquities museums, there were still some new things to see. For example, a tiny erotic figure on one of the pots stopped me dead in my tracks,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This museum has lots of items representing traditional folklore. I think anyone interested in the history of cultural Greece this is a must see.

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