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Byzantine & Christian Museum

Vassilissis Sofias Avenue 22, Athens 106 75, Greece
+30 21 3213 9572
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

A fairly large collection of icons and other objects is housed on multiple levels. English explanations are provided for each item. Walking through the exhibit - after a while you get the feeling that there is a certain sameness about it. We visited the Benaki...More

Thank Fred C
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The exhibits are underground (so it is cooler). The exhibits are clean, well ordered and beautiful. The ticket seller gentleman was very helpful.

Thank KTraveler925
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is an amazing collection. However I was delighted to discover (by accident) an exhibition of 20th century Greek art in the museum. I was getting rather weary of icons by that time.....If you have a particular interest in Byzantine and Christian art I certainly...More

Thank isobelm904
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Not often I learn a lot in a museum bu I did here. Really well curated collection with in depth descriptions. Nice cafe and restaurant too.

Thank ShadowTours
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We were very interested to see the Museum, being intrigued with Byzantine influence from Istanbul into Greece as well. The museum is relatively small, with well-organized exhibits and posters with explanations that place the time period in context. But the exhibits are not that extensive,...More

Thank RBAtkins5
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The museum was well curated and had a variety of pieces from pottery, jewellery, paintings, mosaics and funerary sculpture. The lights in the museum were a bit dull, therefore causing a bit of eye strain when trying to read some of the plaques, however it...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The design and flow of the museum space is wonderful and the displays are intriguing.... It was engaging to see how ancient Greek art flowed into the creation of Christian art and then to experience its evolution in the Orthodox church...

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 22 September 2017

So glad we chose this museum and one other to visit. We were only in Athens a short time and had not been to the Byzantine Museum. The art is just fabulous. Some of the paintings have gold leaf paint on them. Beautiful. There is...More

Thank delospoppy
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I read here that it's a one room exhibit and a waste of time. Well I spent o Dr an hour and a half going from room to room and being really overwhelmed from the magnitude of artifacts here. I can't see what this person...More

Thank Ultimategreek
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is not a huge museum, but what's here is very nice. There's less about the Byzantine period (500-1500 CE) than one might expect - the bulk of the material consists of icons from the 15th and 16th centuries. The gift shop has some real...More

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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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