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Benaki Museum

Athens, Greece
4.8 / 8
Private collection, which was founded in 1930 by A. Benakis in the territory of his family mansion. The owner collected the collection for 35 years and handed it over to the state. Anthony himself, until his death, served as head of the museum. The exposition consists of works of Greek art. Ceramics, textiles, prints, sculptures, jewelry and church utensils are exhibited here. The museum also has several paintings by El Greco.
Benaki Museum
Address:Koumpari 1, Athina
Phone:+30 21 0367 1000
Hours:monday: Closed tuesday: Closed wednesday: 10:00–18:00 thursday: 10:00–23:30 friday: 10:00–18:00 saturday: 10:00–23:30 sunday: 10:00–16:00

Eshani Weerasinghe

I loved the collection in the Benaki Museum. It was also in a logical order that can be followed. The museum also has a lovely cafe in case you get a.. Read more »

Gerald Perry Marin

I was initially hesitant because I have seen a lot of museums already, but what’s outstanding here is the 1st floor - the costumes and relics and grea.. Read more »

Anastasis Zachariou

Nice museum displaying numerous artifacts from private collections. It is not "the" most important to see in my opinion but it's relatively small size.. Read more »

Dmitry Aniskin

The museum is a big collection of beautiful artifacts from all periods of Greek history. The first floor with items from Ancient Greece is probably th.. Read more »

Mike X

Stick with the permanent exhibit. It's a really fascinating walk through history of art in the area. Bring your phone and headphones to scan QR codes .. Read more »

Elena HadjiAntoniou

A must visit museum. A well organised place, beautiful artefacts, lots of historical costumes and the best documentation on the Greek revolution.

anguis solitary

The Benaki Museum, established and endowed in 1930 by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel Benakis, is housed in the Benakis family mansio.. Read more »

Dimitrios A

Amazing museum. The staff at the cafe can be snobbish at times.

Julie Buchan

The Benaki Museum has an extensive collection of art, artifacts and textiles. I wish I could have explored for longer, especially the textiles which w.. Read more »

Alice_ nailart_Wonderland

Museum in the center of Athens showing mostly Byzantine historical pieces and history. I visited the Robert McCabe exhibition today which was a perfec.. Read more »


A fantastic private collection presentation the story of Greece in a beautiful building. Also, great cafeteria for a coffee or a nice lunch with stunn.. Read more »

Nardine Ayman

First of all, it's the greatest place if you want to know about the old Greek Islands, Egypt cultures and the old Iconography. They had a lovely café .. Read more »

Evelyn Smith

Museum is well establish and there is lots of knowledge to gain. I will definitely visit again and again!!

christian lemmer-diedrich

Absolutely fantastic. Especially for everybody who is not only interested in ancient Greek history. Very friendly staff and a really nice cafe. Worth .. Read more »


Lots of interesting exhibits and great arty interior things in the shop!

Luba B

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. Wish there was more time. The embroidery on display was very impressive. I've yet to see such an extensive c.. Read more »

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