Benaki Museum

Athens, Greece
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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

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 »

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 »

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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