I liked the range from classical to byzantine to modern, gave a good overall view of history of Greece
The Benaki Museum is pretty close to Syntagma Square and it's worth a visit, however if your time in Athens is limited then I would suggest to move it to 3-4 place. It has a nice collection but as some other reviewers suggested National Archaeological Museum has definitely the best collection in terms of ancient artefacts.
The Benaki Museum is close to the Parliament Building in Athens and is well worth the short walk from the main square. The museum is spread over several floors and is very well set out. The artefacts span pre-history to more modern times. The Macedonian rooms (re-built on site) are impressive. To finish there is a lovely roof top restaurant.... More
We visted on a thursday which had a late opening and no fees. It is over several floors and can be at times laborious. Although arranged in order it is no comparison to the National archaeological museum or the delphi museum or the acropolis museum. It is worth a visit and it is quite with in walking distance from the... More
This Museum is a must for anyone visiting Athens who is looking for the history of the Greek people from the Ancient Times to the beginning of World War II. Allow yourself enough time to really enjoy each floor. The cafe has a nice outside terrace. However, beware of the gift shop "prices".
What a little gem! One of the best museums. Their collection is excellent and very good exposed. And their restaurant/coffee bar with a view is also top. Together with the Acropolis museum a museum you have to visit.
This private museum has a huge collection of fine objects telling the history of Athens. Of particular interest is the large collection of gold jewellery from the Thebes hoard. This jewellery dates from around 200BC but looks as it could have been made yesterday. The metal work is very fine and skillful. There is much else in the Museum to... More
I really enjoyed this museum. It was in a beautiful mansion and held many interesting artifacts spanning thousands of years. I saw many things that I had never seen in museums before. There is wide variety of objects - clothing, jewelry, art, sculpture, furniture, whole rooms put together how they would have looked in a different time, pottery, and much... More
This is a fantastic college, beautifully displayed in the former residence of Mr. Benaki. The collection merits several hours, and the delightful cafe on the second floor, half inside and half on a beautiful covered terrace overlooking the National Garden and Parliament provides a great break. Lunch there was surprisingly reasonable and delicious.
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