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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
By far the ritziest neighborhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper
reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.
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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
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 over there!
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
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 the local buses as they are hot, crowded and slow.