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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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Very nice modern museum in a lovely building, spectacular contents

This is a very nice modern museum in the basements of an old villa with nice gardens. This period is not my favourite but the contents of this museum are really quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice modern museum in the basements of an old villa with nice gardens. This period is not my favourite but the contents of this museum are really quite spectacular. The story of the period is told in a series of galleries with wonderful treasures. I can highly recommend this as one of the best museums in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very informative on the culture and artifices during that period. Icons were extremely beautiful. Not able to pose for photos

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

1st place Olympic Games are held. Greek stadium was restored after lifting required .Modern lift Hickory began in the first place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A nice museum in a lovely setting (beautiful courtyard). I probably would have given it 5 stars if I were more interested in the subject and period. They do have some old books which I found fascinating. it is next to the war museum (or maybe it's called the history museum) and also near the Cycladic Museum and Bernaki Museum,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After going to lots of museums in Athens (how can you not!), this was the most interesting for the whole family. My 11 year old son asked more questions here than in all the rest of the museums put together. A wide variety of objects and something to fascinated everyone.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We found this museum spoilt by the staff who followed us wherever we went. They literally followed us step for step around the museum tag teaming with one of their colleagues as we moved through the rooms. Rude rude staff! We left very quickly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The collection is very comprehensive and a complete inspection will take a couple of hours. History is faithfully described and displayed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Educational and beautiful Easy chronological display Double sided rare icons Not enough light for me but nice holograms display:) And finish with a club sandwich in the museum coffee shop garden! Delicious:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Another of the smaller galleries in Athens, but one with a wonderful collection of Byzantine treasures, well displayed and with explanations in Greek and English.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The museum does not have a grand entrance and can be missed easily. We went on a Thursday and it was extremely quiet. There are a lot of arts and artifacts from the Byzantine period, but some are replicas and holograms of the originals. There are multiple levels below so the museum is actually pretty big. For 4euros, I thought... More 

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