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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 #26 of 309 things to do in Athens
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums

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Athens
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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Patras
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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