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Benaki Museum

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Address: 1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
Phone Number:
+30 21 0367 1000
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Sun 09:00 - 03:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Benaki Museum was founded in 1930 by Antonis Benakis and presents the...

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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I can stay here whole day! Totally enjoy it! 雅典最棒的博物館

This great museum will take your breath away. It has 3 Floors collections also cafe and shop. It is very nice and considering museum they have chairs every Conner for you to sit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Carry L
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This great museum will take your breath away. It has 3 Floors collections also cafe and shop. It is very nice and considering museum they have chairs every Conner for you to sit down! A lot if ancient pottery and jewelry and clothes to see. The staffs also speak very well English and all collections have English introduction. 這是來到希臘雅典必須要參觀的一個博物館,裡面除了陶瓷工藝以外還有珠寶服裝音樂等等各項的早期希臘生活的藝術品,我博物館非常的貼心在每層樓都有放椅子,讓你逛累了可以坐下來休息一下!三層樓的博物館你至少要花上四五個小時慢慢的欣賞,而且在頂樓還有露天的咖啡廳,電影一杯希臘特有的冰咖啡法沛,讓你沉浸在希臘文化源遠博大的藝術生活當中!非常值得細細品味的博物館!大推

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow!!! Must see 3 floors of wonderland....beautiful building great staff(speak English perfectly)really helpful,we spend the whole day at the museum with a wonderful lunch at the cafe on the 2nd floor. Entry was only €9 each.

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Thank Alki N
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful well presented collection. Don't miss this Museum when in Athens. Thank you for the foresight Benaki

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Thank James S
Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum in Athens city it is a very good place near the center of Athens with a big gallery of Greek history.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most elegant museums in athens! It's very well maintained and it offers you the greatest choice of visual heritage!! There are four of them in athens and everyone offers a superb shop where you can find best objects and gifts to buy for your beloved ones!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well organized museum. You start with the paleolitic history of Greece and you end in the 19th century. A very good visit if you are interested in history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see in Athens, iconic museum close to the Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament. Quite expensive, 9 Euros even though in Tourist Information list the published normal fee is 7 Euros. Exhibitions are a little bit repetitive, a lot of ancient pottery and jewelry. Nevertheless it worth a visit. You will find for sure, if you are interested... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Benaki Museum may be a cultural icon and key to understanding Greek history but it also has a really cool restaurant and cafe with a great view of the Athenian skyline. A must.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum but a bit expensive. Personnel should be also more friendly. For the rest museum and exhibitions was nice to see during the raining day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum gives a good and interesting information of different periods and aspects of Greek history. You can find things like jewelry, costumes and many other subjects there.

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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 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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