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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: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
+30 21 0367 1000
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Reviewed 6 days 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.

Thank ShadowTours
Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning museum. Do not be deceived by the small appearance on the outside. You need to spend at least two to two and half hours looking through the exhibits. My favourite section was the costumes. Worth every Euro.

Thank Rallitsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

a few blocks from Syntagma Square, this museum is a gem. Beautiful displays and not crowded. The displays of gold were amazing, rooms of costume/clothing displays very interesting.

Thank cjcruzer2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone travelling to Athens must visit the Benaki Museum - just too much history to see and experience that a short review can do justice. Just go!

Thank SweatSox37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Benaki Museum is an experience that you will not forget. And it's best if you plan to spend at least half a day in there in order to see all the floors and rooms. It starts with objects like food & water plates, jewellery, coins...More

Thank AndreaDelft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had high expectations of fine dining but was disappointed with the non-Greek food served which was also bland.

Thank SophieAnt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Benaki is a must visit museum. Known for costumes and modern Greek history, it often exhibits art work.

Thank Marciahi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best places in the world for understanding and appreciating Greek history and culture, the Benaki is always a delight. It covers ancient history to the present day and has exceptionally beautiful displays of Greek art, icons, costumes and textiles as well It...More

Thank lilywall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit very interesting exhibits. Museum is closed on Tuesday's Very close to the centre of Athens and Kolonaki

Thank Melody P
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