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Byzantine and Christian Museum

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Reviewed yesterday

I was more interested in the common history, not specifically in history of Byzantine Christianity, but the exhibition is really impressive. Worth to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JanisLatvia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited this museum on my last day in Athens. Easy to find and get to, being located close to stations (bus, train) also with many taxis occupying the main road opposite the museum. Located beside the Millitary museum, there are also many other sights...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hannah T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our list to visit in Athens, seemed to get more interesting as we progressed through the museum. Icon collection is outstanding speaking as a novice to this type of art. Well worth a walk here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Euanmr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I dragged the kids here before lunch, expecting to have to rush round because they’d be bored. We actually all had a leisurely walk around the museum and I had plenty of time to read the many information panels and descriptions. The museum gives a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful and unique museum, with plenty of masterpieces about Christian and Byzantine history. The Icon collection is simply amazing and the way all is exhibited gives to the visitor the possibility to experience and understand the evolution of this form of art...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paolo R
Reviewed 4 February 2019

It has religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods.Great size and range of the collections.Grat gardens .Visitors can see how Athens was supplied with water from ancient times to the present. Cafe ILISSIAin a pleasant and peaceful environment serves coffee,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank maria v
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Extremely rude staff I was dragged out half an hour before closing. Shutting down the lights so people would leave, almost tripped my way over a Byzantine drapery probably priceless but the staff did really care. The temporary exhibition was the worst I’ve seen in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank arsb90
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

I wasn’t sure about this one; there are only so many icons I can manage in one day. But there is far, far more too see here! I’d single out the section on burial with an amazing double sarcophagus, the very early fabrics including an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fluff35again
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

I read a number of mixed reviews on this museum, and was on the fence, based on the reviews. But so glad I finally went. I was a history major at Uni, and found this a great museum to fill in some gaps. Early Christian...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

The exhibits are very beautiful, well organized and very clean. It takes a lot of time for visitor to see the entire museum. It is worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Melanie B
7 June 2018|
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Yes, there is storage area begin the reception.
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HaiN326
2 November 2016|
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Response from cesarec315 | Reviewed this property |
hello, I'm sorry but I can't remember the exact price, but I think that you can buy comulatives tickets for more than one museum
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JohnnyandMernie
19 March 2016|
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You will need to travel into central Athens. Get the metro from Piraeus Port to Evvangelismos (is the closest stop to museum). Will take about 30 minutes.
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