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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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Interesting but specialist

When we visited, several galleries were closed. So my impression is that the museum, naturally, is mainly concerned with the development of Greek art during the Byzantine period... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Patras, Greece
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Patras, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

When we visited, several galleries were closed. So my impression is that the museum, naturally, is mainly concerned with the development of Greek art during the Byzantine period. The exhibits are well displayed with information in Greek and English. Much is concerned with icons and religious art of the 16th and 17th centuries. From what we could see, I consider... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is not to be missed, if you want to see something besides the "Classical Greek" attractions! This museum presents a HUGE amount of history, that is often overlooked by the casual tourist, but is just as important as the Acropolis in understanding the world we live in today. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

After the Acropolis museum, this is the second must-see museum in Athens. It has a vast exhibition taking you through time, starting at the introduction of christianity in the west-roman empire. It has really good explanations everywhere and very interesting artefacts. Great location, as you are right next to the parliament and close to Plaka.

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Karpathos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very nice museum, very close to the center of Athens. It is very interesting, even for those who are not so interested in museums and history. Go for a visit and then for a coffee or meal at a restaurant in Athens' center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The museum is amazing! We were lucky because the National Gallery was being renovated and the Byzantine had works from El Greco on loan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

One of the most important national museums.The artifacts,exceed 30000 and dated from the 3rd to the 20th century.Highly recommended to pay a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Interesting assortment of clothing, artifacts, and the like from the various regions of Greece. Again, it is a small museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A really good collection that is worth visiting if you want to learn more holistically about the greek culture!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

For those that want to look at slightly newer historical items of Greece, the Byzantine Museum is a good option to explore. It is housed within a very cosy little building next to the War Museum, you can take the metro to Evangelimos (hope I got the spelling right) station and walk for about 3 minutes to this museum. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Really interesting and colorful collection of Byzantine period arts. Worth visiting even if you are not interested in it.

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