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Benaki Museum

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The Benaki Museum was founded in 1930 by Antonis Benakis and presents the historical and cultural development of the Greek nation. Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields –from the age of Roman domination to...more
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1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see. Not a odd mix of eras an types of antiquities but a refined museum with the fine eye of a true collector with the money to aquire the finest. This museum houses many items finer than the the National Archiological...More

Thank Gingko259
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Allow two to three hours to examine the 36 rooms of artifacts. Amazing gold miniature jewelery with tiny embelleshments, how did the do that thousands of years ago? Pottery, silver work, textiles and folk costumes to name a few categories. Definitely go see. Cafe on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this museum, hoping to learn of some Greek history from, say, 400 AD to 20th century. While they had "things" from these times, there was no real context provided.

1  Thank Guest048
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mid sized museum with a range of historical items. Very extensive recent (for Greece) ethnographic displays, lots of clothing from the 17th to early 20th century. Nice coffee shop with beautiful views. NB free on Thursdays.

Thank PvcM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never experienced a more meaningful silence than that of the people of Scandinavia. A silence that communicates in the most profound, polite and delicate way the most important human thoughts, meanings and ideas. Still images and photographs have this same ability to communicate...More

Thank ADEL S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a particular love of cyclades statutes and I didn't have time to get our to the biggest collection so this was great. I was disappointed at the athens museum as they had virtually nothing there but here I was able to really enjoy...More

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 26 Aug 2018 - found this legacy of the cotton merchant Benakis to be fascinating and very high quality. Collections, exhibition design and interpretation is outstanding. Unusual artefacts telling many stories of Greece through time. Jewellery and sculpture are particularly distinctive. In addition, a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Thursday so admission was free, but would have happily paid to visit this beautiful collection of artefacts. Really nicely laid out museum easy to follow your way round in order and see everything. Artefacts are clearly labelled in both Greek and...More

Thank Bryony R
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum and very friendly staff. Had free admission after 5 p.m. on Thursday. The collection is very nicely presented. It's a real pleasure to visit this museum and one of the greatest opportunities to hide from the heat and spend time for good in...More

Thank Varvara1982
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Elegant museum in a beautifully preserved structure. A delight to everyone who enters. Superb selection of artifacts with outstanding presentation.

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May 24, 2018|
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Response from Elisabeth S | Reviewed this property |
Thank you so much for your question. You can go to the Museum of Greek Culture which is the best one concerning Greece. The other ones are composed of collections of specific art. Wishing you to enjoy a fabulous day ahead... More
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April 25, 2017|
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Response from mike c | Reviewed this property |
There is an express bus from Glyfada to the city centre. Get of near syntagma and walk. I can't remember the bus number , I think it is x23 but there is only one express bus so a local will be able to tell you. Do not take... More
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