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Benaki Museum

1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
+30 21 0367 1000
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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 the medieval Byzantine period and from the fall of Constantinople to the struggle for Greek independence in 1821- the Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex structure within the broader network of museum foundations in Greece.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 03:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
+30 21 0367 1000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth it. Make sure you get the Athens card as there is like a good discount for entry. Also has a nice cafe at the top of the building. Lots of older well heeled Greeks at this cafe.

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum did not live up to expectations but was interesting nonetheless. Other Museums in Athens have better selections, here some of the exhibits are copies. The temporary exhibition (separate fee) is uninteresting displaying fairly modern ceramics designed in Rhodes and intended for tourists. Very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Benaki museum at night, there were only 4/5 people present so we were able to view all the wonderful exhibits without the crowds getting in the way. Good to allow several hours here.

Thank cruisingoldies
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a private collection. The period costumes and jewelry were unique. There is a lovely terrace for a nice lunch.

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was in my opinion the best in Athens with a collection that spans the centuries ,well displaced in a beautiful villa.

1  Thank charles w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really nice small museum arranged in a nice way, easy to follow in an old mansion. great collection. nice gift shops and nice little cafe with terrace on 2nd floor.

Thank Tellus9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Under no circumstances should a sandwich be advertised as a tost and then served to me cold with ingredients not mentioned on the menu and three crisps on the side (no exaggeration) -- and under no circumstances should I have been charged 6€ for this....More

Thank daphnearg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elegant museum that is manageable to visit without having to spend hours. My favorite viewing were the Greek costumes from different periods. Take a break and dine at the Benaki Cafe on the terrace overlooking the national gardens and the Acropolis. Perfect spot for lunch....More

Thank SoniaBendt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful collection in well presented galleries. Quality cafe with terrace. Nice restaurant but this place is all about the collection and it is stunning. The textiles are amazing. Loved it.

1  Thank ShadowTours
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Anyone travelling to Athens must visit the Benaki Museum.One of the best places in the world for understanding the Greek history and culture!

Thank renking1980
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighbourhood 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
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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