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Benaki Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Benaki Museum of Greek Culture Entrance Ticket
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Koubari, Athens 106 74, Greece
Kolonaki / Lykavittos
+30 21 0367 1000
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank zinchik1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum has such a big collection that if you start reading everything there, you will not complete the tour even in 5 hours! I was lucky that the day I went there, it was open till midnight. I could go out and come back...More

Thank GlobalCitizen_2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the Metro to Syntagma Station, head to the left of the Parliament building, and the Benaki Museum will be on your left after a five minute walk. At €9.00 entry (children free), this museum of Greek culture from the stone age to the 20th...More

Thank 92stem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Athens in a short period of time and want a museum that sums up the history of Greece, this is a great place! This museum has a lot of history including Greek artifacts from BC such as statues and vases. Artifacts...More

Thank CharlieV2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good museum here.A good place to visit and spend about an hour. You also can enjoy a Greek meal here.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The Terrace Restaurant was recommended to us after spending most of the day Museum hopping. The weather was perfect for sitting outside and dining here was a very pleasant experience. We enjoyed a nice assortment of breads, warm stuffed vine leaves and a Greek salad...More

Thank Challenger007
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

From the outside the stately property disguised itself as just another museum, rather a low key entry and reception. We were two, on. Wednesday which happens to be unfortunate as entry is free on Thursdays. Maybe it wasn’t so bad in hind sight since we...More

Thank Mancini_BXL
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The Benaki is in a museum-rich area along with the Byzantine and Cycladic, while not far from the National Historical and Numismatic. It has a bit of all that the others feature and is well displayed. If you only have time for one, this gives...More

1  Thank ophelia1953
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Many people think about ancient Greek history - the Acropolis, Akrotiri, and the Archeological Museum - but this modern Greek museum is a gem! It does give you a sense of the history, but it also provide an excellent look at life in more modern...More

Thank AlwaysWatching
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I knew nothing of this museum until I purchased a gift for my wife at a jewlers store in Athens. The woman who owned the store said I should visit the Benaki Museum, which was close to the Parliment building. This museum was a real...More

1  Thank Craig M
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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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25 May 2018|
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Response from Elisabeth S | 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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26 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