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Benaki Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Benaki Museum is among the most extensive and innovative cultural organizations in Europa. Diverse cultures from all historical periods and geographical areas meet contemporary art across a network of venues all over Athens – and beyond. The...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Koumbari Street, Athens 106 74, Greece
Embassy District
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+30 21 0367 1000
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All reviews greek history private collection eclectic collection open until midnight traditional costumes gift shop modern times syntagma square top floor rooftop restaurant interesting exhibits national gardens ancient times chronological order on display parliament building free entry
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In the centre of Athens. Easily accessible and packed with history across the centuries. Entry ticket a bit expensive.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 340michaelx
Reviewed 3 days ago

plenty to see in this museum in a lovely old mansion house the good thing we enjoyed about this museum is that it does not just concentrate on just one peroid or one thing there is plenty of different things form anicent times right through...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank johnbrum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked a considerable distance to get to the Benaki Museum; when I arrived I discovered that I was too early - the museum opens at 10 a.m. A few other people had made the same mistake. Once inside this beautiful Neoclassical building, I knew...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Charlieboy55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By day two you will probably get tired of seeing ruins so Benaki is something different. It is located in the Benaki's house just left of the Parliament house on Syntagma square.What I liked about was the collection of jewelry and outfits from different parts...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Kate T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a walk through history, from the ancient times to the contemporary period. It is really well organized, each level has a diffrent exhibition. you can also use your phone to find out more about the pieces exposed. It's budget friendly and encourages students and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank mirunalaura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked a long way to visit this museum. My husband made the mistake of asking directions to the toilets when we arrived. The directions given were incomplete. The woman on reception then proceeded to look to the ceiling and express distain when he went the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Z7911FYjillp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small private museum covers tens of thousands of years of Greek history on its three floors. Well worth a visit before going deeper into what interests you most. I would have liked more information. Cafe on second floor is good with indoor and outdoor...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 288lesleyl
Reviewed 11 September 2019

This fairly small private museum is definitely worth seeing if you have extra time. However, one of the reasons we went there was to have lunch as the restaurant was written up as being outstanding and an interesting place to eat. Unfortunately, this was not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jrcapps
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

The museum was fascinating and not so large that I was overwhelmed. If we hadn't been suffering a little jet lag we would have gotten a lot more knowledge and enjoyment from the visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Mary L
Reviewed 29 August 2019

This is a must do activity in Athens. Wonderfully set out and privately owned, it depicts Greek history from the monolithic ages 6500bc to the early 20th century. You will need at least 2 hours and probably require future visits to really appreciate the wealth...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Madeleine L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and a nice café upstairs!!!
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25 May 2018|
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Response from elisabeths929 | Reviewed this property |
Thank you so much for your question. You can go to the Museum of Greek Culture which is the best one concerning Greece. The other ones are composed of collections of specific art. Wishing you to enjoy a fabulous day ahead... More
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Response from B622MBmikec | 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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