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Benaki Museum

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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...more
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1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this museum and it was much better than expected. There are four floors of displays. Floors are labeled from ground to first, second, and third. Admission was 9 euros and credit cards are accepted. Be sure to pick up the free map...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum as part of the Athens Marathon. We probably would not have gone otherwise, and are very glad we did. We learned much about more recent Greek history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HeidiBo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum probably gets a little forgotten beside its larger and better known rival, the National Archaeological Museum, but is well worth a visit. Housed in a beautiful mansion near Syntagma Square, it has an eclectic collection of items showcasing the history of Greece from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank swans11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful museum was the highlight of our third stay in Athens and in a city home to half a dozen unique museums, this one deserves to be on everyone's itinerary. Housed in an elegant mansion near the parliament building, its situation is appropriate, as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another nice museum. There was a display of how colors were made from stone and plants. Took lot of time to read everything. Interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jynx s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren’t planning to visit the Benaki Museum, but we had a little extra time so on a whim we decided to go ahead and tour the museum. It was definitely a good choice. We really enjoyed learning more about Athens, not just Greece. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank happy4travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't going to go but needed to fill in part of a day. Glad we did. The Museum is the collection of a notable Athenian. It covers many aspects of Greek culture and art over several millenia - everything from painting and sculpture to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SkipH921
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, I'd like to thank the Benaki museum for the warm welcome it extended to marathon runners - offering not only free entry but also special guided tours. For non-runners, entry is also free every Thursday. I was not organised enough to book on to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fancyrats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here with my wife during our extra days of my Athens Authentic Marathon trip. I am not a very great museum fan but Benaki museum took my heart. It is so beautiful, the house, the collections and the organisation of the objects. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kimmo54
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

if you have just few hours to spear in the museum -- go there. Wonderful collection of Hellenic and Greek arts and history spawning several centuries

Date of experience: September 2018
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bypass
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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greekcampbell
25 April 2017|
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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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