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Museum of Byzantine Culture

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Address: 2 Leoforos Stratou, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece
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+30 231 086 8570
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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USD 449.44*
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Thessaloniki City Break 4 Days
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USD 1,139.56*
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Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki 8 Days

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Fabulous museum

I knew nothing about this museum - was just filling in a rainy afternoon but it was outstanding. It's not particularly big but so much history and the exhibits are amazing... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I knew nothing about this museum - was just filling in a rainy afternoon but it was outstanding. It's not particularly big but so much history and the exhibits are amazing. There are English descriptions to pretty much every exhibit which I found very helpful. And the cafe was great - looks great and had good food.

Thank Barbara4107
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322 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were with a group touring this fabulous museum and so were on a schedule. So plan on going on your own if you can and take the time to really explore all the wonderful artifacts. We really loved it.

Thank Judy B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw aspects of the history of Greece and Byzantium that I had never heard of before the visit and was very glad to have been there. In fact, I would have liked to stay longer and to just browse through the exhibits at a slower pace. We were there on a Sunday and I was very impressed to see... More 

Thank Bryan A
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe it is because we went when it was before the tourist season, I don't know. I did not like the lay out, and the "babysitters" of each section made me feel uncomfortable and followed me everywhere I went.

Thank jade1594
Kastoria, Greece
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320 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the largest and newsest byzantine museum of thessaloniki and of greece.i have been with many friends from abroad visiting this museum and it is together with archaeological museums the two must visit museums.

Thank Michael A
Godalming, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating introduction to Byzantine culture and history and not just a collection of icons, despite what some guidebooks say. Building itself is a really successful modern museum and signs are excellent for English speakers. This is a real window into one of the world's great and little known civilisations.

Thank 484piersw
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A building by one of the greatest contemporary Greek architects and a great visit. In a nice spot too

Thank theokiz
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good maintained and interesting place. Wish it would be even bigger with the exhibition and written information.

Thank Justyna P
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another well laid out museum, pretty new and lots to see, full of information. This museum has long opening hours unlike the Archaeological Museum.

Thank Alf B
Shorewood, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive collection, beautifully curated and placed for viewing. Centuries of religious artifacts.

Thank B3029SJhelenl

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