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Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

22 Agion Assomaton | & 12 Dipilou St., Athens 105 53, Greece
+30 21 0325 1311
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Small museum, great collection

A nice alternative to the "usual museums and archeological sites" in Athens when you come back to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Renart B
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An Interesting Museum- Yes Really!

We were recommended to visit the museum by our hotel, it was Thursday and entrance was free. We... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Judith C
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22 Agion Assomaton | & 12 Dipilou St., Athens 105 53, Greece
Psirri / Gazi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice alternative to the "usual museums and archeological sites" in Athens when you come back to the city and have the time to visit something else. The collection is very interesting, small but spreading geographically and over centuries. Highly recommended.

Thank Renart B
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to visit the museum by our hotel, it was Thursday and entrance was free. We found it really interesting and I was amazed in particular by the ancient jewellery exhibits and how relevant they are now centuries laters. We spent a good...More

Thank Judith C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Literally one of the greatest collections of islamic art in the West. A remarkable find. Not to be missed.

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Doesn't take too much time, but it's worth the stop. Great collection and pleasantly displayed. One probably wouldn't think to go come here, but you're truly missing out if you you skip it, it's an easy one to add.

Thank Cornflake81
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Nice little museum associated with the Benaki Museum. Make sure to check their website for opening hours. They honor the Athens Spotlighted card here for discounts on the entrance.

Thank mac_and_mini
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Beanakl museums are an Athens treasure. This particular museum is an especial find for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the centuries-long clashes between the predominantly Christian and predominantly Islamic world views and struggles for power and influence. Certainly we felt...More

Thank perryjohnston
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This extension of the Benaki museum is close to Thissio metro and the Keramikos. It's housed in a lovely 19th century building. The collection is on 4 floors, easily accessible by either central staircase or lift. Exceptional collection of artefacts from the Islamic world, including...More

1  Thank derekfr
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have some interest in Islamic influenced architecture and art so took advantage of tryiing a visit to this museum while on my 1st visit into Athens and am certainly glad I did. While I got lucky with visiting on one of it's "free days",...More

Thank LeonVanSteen
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This jewel of a museum in a restored 19th-century mansion built upon the walls of ancient Athens (the walls are visible through glass floors!) is one of the wonders of modern Athens. Antonis Benaki knew how to spend his father's vast fortune to preserve cultural...More

Thank Panajody
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Boasting one of the most comprehensive collections of Islamic Art in the world, the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art should be one everyone's itinerary in Athens. Housed in a splendid neoclassical house near the metro stop of Theseion, it also has a recently opened cafe...More

1  Thank Greg263
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Psirri / Gazi
Side-by-side neighbourhoods Psirri and Gazi provide
some of the city’s prime nightlife. The almost
claustrophobic streets of Psirri feature an
interesting blend of original small businesses with
the restaurants, cafés and bars that have recently
sprouted up. The central artery of Agion Anargiron
Street has lively places to eat or drink. Further
west, you can visit the peaceful ancient cemetery of
...More
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