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Byzantine and Christian Museum

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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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22 Vas. Sofias Ave., Athens 10675, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The artwork, icons, manuscripts, friezes, jewelry was displayed and it took us little more than an hour to make our way through the museum. Multiple levels and a lot of walking. The history of the site was also very good.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank greywalk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum as we walked to this beautiful museum. There are many ancient artifacts which are quite interesting. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Prego51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the most well know museum of Athens, it is a very impressive collection of very different pieces of religious artifacts, representing various periods of Christianity. The permanent exhibition is hosted at the excellently arranged underground area of a historic building, Villa Ilissia. We spent...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sartzetakis E
Reviewed March 19, 2019

A very interesting museum with wonderful Byzantine Icons and amazing exhibitions, such as El Greco, Holy Tomb of Christ from Jerusalem and various others. It is a MUST to visit and has a wonderful garden with a coffee shop and restaurant.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mikki2211
Reviewed March 18, 2019

I was more interested in the common history, not specifically in history of Byzantine Christianity, but the exhibition is really impressive. Worth to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JanisLatvia
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Recently visited this museum on my last day in Athens. Easy to find and get to, being located close to stations (bus, train) also with many taxis occupying the main road opposite the museum. Located beside the Millitary museum, there are also many other sights...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hannah T
Reviewed February 23, 2019

On our list to visit in Athens, seemed to get more interesting as we progressed through the museum. Icon collection is outstanding speaking as a novice to this type of art. Well worth a walk here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Euanmr
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

I dragged the kids here before lunch, expecting to have to rush round because they’d be bored. We actually all had a leisurely walk around the museum and I had plenty of time to read the many information panels and descriptions. The museum gives a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019

This is a wonderful and unique museum, with plenty of masterpieces about Christian and Byzantine history. The Icon collection is simply amazing and the way all is exhibited gives to the visitor the possibility to experience and understand the evolution of this form of art...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paolo R
Reviewed February 3, 2019

It has religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods.Great size and range of the collections.Grat gardens .Visitors can see how Athens was supplied with water from ancient times to the present. Cafe ILISSIAin a pleasant and peaceful environment serves coffee,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Melanie B
June 7, 2018|
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Yes, there is storage area begin the reception.
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HaiN326
November 2, 2016|
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Response from cesarec315 | Reviewed this property |
hello, I'm sorry but I can't remember the exact price, but I think that you can buy comulatives tickets for more than one museum
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JohnnyandMernie
March 18, 2016|
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You will need to travel into central Athens. Get the metro from Piraeus Port to Evvangelismos (is the closest stop to museum). Will take about 30 minutes.
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