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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...more
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1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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+30 21 0367 1000
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"greek history"
in 94 reviews
"private collection"
in 30 reviews
"eclectic collection"
in 11 reviews
"open until midnight"
in 10 reviews
"traditional costumes"
in 10 reviews
"byzantine icons"
in 8 reviews
"rooftop cafe"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop"
in 24 reviews
"top floor"
in 38 reviews
"modern times"
in 12 reviews
"modern art"
in 9 reviews
"syntagma square"
in 34 reviews
"national gardens"
in 23 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 9 reviews
"works of art"
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"ancient times"
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"chronological order"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is housed in a beautiful villa and is stuffed to the gills with gems....literally gems in terms of jewellery aswell as some really special pieces from Ancient Greece. Lovely cafe on the rooftop.

Thank kingdomDublin
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are after a more succinct picture of Greek history, the Benaki museum can offer it to you. Situated next to the national gardens, it's an attraction that can be bolted on to an itinerary very easily. We went on a Thursday, surprisingly it...More

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Benaki Museum, much to our surprise and delight, was an excellent experience. It is not large and therefore does not overwhelm one. Our visit (part of a tour) was too brief. If we return to Athens, we will definitely revisit this museum. It has...More

Thank realbigbear
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you travel to Athens, the Benaki Museum is the place to go. Its many Ancient Greek collections are absolutely magnificent. There is such an outstanding variety of greek pieces and statues to see on three levels that you can only spend a marvelous and...More

Thank Elisabeth S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of hours viewing this amazing collection of beautiful art will give one a better understanding of various periods of Greek culture. A wonderful restaurant on the museum rooftop is an excellent way to end ones visit.

Thank SAVGAIL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Benaki Museum is always a nice place to visit in the heart of Athens. Very interesting and informative. Dining at the roof-top restaurant is always a unique experience, with wonderful Greek meals and a touch of originality. It is a wonderful place to have...More

Thank tonyca2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is on the opposite side of parliament building near syntagma square. The museum is free entry on Thursday and its open till midnight. On any other day, there’s a admission charge into the museum (refer to first photo). There’s also a museum shop...More

Thank TangCS74
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located in a private house. Wonderful collect of historical Greek items. If you are a history buff not to be missed. Enjoy a meal in their restaurant. Wonderful views.

Thank Denise T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ark of greek culture and civilisation, this museum presents the artefacts of greeks from far antiquity to modern times, a thrilling experience in the heart of Athens, with a nice coffee shop in the terrace to enjoy the view of the city.

Thank Miranda A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you only have time for one or two museums in Athens, then include this one, as it has a good mixture of many different things - sculpture, religious icons, paintings etc.

Thank K5802EYjohnk
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greekcampbell
25 April 2017|
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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
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