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Byzantine Museum (Vizantino Museo)

Address: Leoforos Vas. Sofias 22, Athens, Greece
Phone Number: (+30) 213 213 9572
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Ranked #9 of 188 Attractions in Athens
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW 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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Orlando, FL
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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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New York City, New York
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Big and atmospheric, very orthodox, all the Russian and other orthodox tourist should definitely see, it's very modern at the same time

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As the name states, this is the museum to go for Byzantine art - i.e. the art of the Eastern Roman Empire of the medieval Greek world, which the historians renamed into "Byzantine" Empire. The highlight of the museum is the excellent collection of Orthodox icons.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Byzantine Museum is not so well known in Athens, as the Acropolis or the Archaeological Museum. Though, it is an oasis in the centre of Athens, as it takes you from the ancient years to the Byzantine years of the Greek History. In a quiet almost magical setting, away from the urban noises, different collections of byzantine findings, such as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

though half of the Museum was closed dec. 2014 i visited the museum before and i must say together with the brother museum in thessaloniki are the 2 most wonderful museum of its kind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This museum is well done, with a terrific collection of Byzantine art. It is near public transportation so access is easy via the Metro. There is a good cafe for lunch or coffee or a glass of wine afterwards. It is a must see while visiting Athens.

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