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Byzantine Museum (Vizantino Museo)

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Address: Leoforos Vas. Sofias 22, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: (+30) 213 213 9572
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OK, I admit it: I love Byzantine iconography and art! When one considers the process of how an iconographer prepares (prayer, fasting, more prayer) before making the first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The museum is great, great historic value, alot of interesting things to see! However the museum personal is terrible, they will follow you two feet behind under the whole stay. They will take turns following you from room to room. It made the whole visit unbearable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

OK, I admit it: I love Byzantine iconography and art! When one considers the process of how an iconographer prepares (prayer, fasting, more prayer) before making the first brush-stroke, it's impossible NOT to be touched in some way. The subtle variations in such simple things as posture or hand gesture can be filled with real meaning. One thing that amazed... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a historical museum and if you have time can be visited otherwise not a must go place. Museum is located in Athens and there are better museums than this.

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Noida, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The entry is such that you can miss it.If you are going due to religious reason it is fine otherwise it has not been made interesting. Layout and explanations make huge difference to museum. Best part we liked was coffee shop and its out door environment.

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I know a lot of Athens tourism is (understandably) centered around the Golden Age / Age of Pericles, but I've always loved the Byzantine period. This museum boasts a pretty comprehensive and surprisingly large collection of art and artifacts from the entire Empire, not only Athens. I particularly enjoyed the Coptic Christian art from Egypt and some of the somewhat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very well presented collection - now housed in a bigger space than before. Excellent icons, reconstructions of early churches, references to other places eg Hagia Sophia, Ravenna as well as a small but interesting Coptic (Egyptian) section.

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Exceptional exhibition, located in the XIX th century residence, built in the style of Tuscany villa. Excellent collection of icons, with wide and competent explanations. The display is arranged on the different levels, in a simple and imaginatively way. Valuable lesson of the Byzantine history. Very peaceful place for muse and reflection.

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Montréal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We have been in Athens a number of times, but never visited this museum. Great layout, beautiful displays, excellent explanations. This museum is across the Museum of Cycladic Art (another favourite) and adjacent to the war museum. Fifteen minutes walking from Syntagma.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great collection of Byzantine artwork - particularly icons - in a modern setting. I'd call this a must-see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

For me this was by far the best museum we visited in Athens. You get a good introduction to the Byzantine era then as you travel through the museum you enter the Icon rooms and WOW they are spectacular!! I'd go again next time I'm in Athens. Also give the restaurant in the museum precinct at try.

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Address: Leoforos Vas. Sofias 22, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: (+30) 213 213 9572
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens

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