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Byzantine And Christian Museum

Athens, Greece
4.6 / 5
The museum presents a collection of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art, covering a time period of 15 centuries. It houses an impressive collection of valuable icons. The museum was opened in 1914, in 1930 he moved to the task of the former villa of the Duchess of Piacenza. In addition to icons, statues, church vestments, ceramics, prints, manuscripts, mosaics, dishes and much more are stored in museum collections.
Byzantine And Christian Museum
Address:Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 22, Athina
Phone:+30 21 3213 9517
Hours:monday: 08:30–16:00 tuesday: Closed wednesday: 08:30–16:00 thursday: 08:30–16:00 friday: 08:30–16:00 saturday: 08:30–16:00 sunday: 08:30–16:00

27.11.19

Absolutely beautiful. Don't be fooled by the seemingly small size of the place. Most of the exhibition space is underground and is full of the most beautiful artwork. The restaurant is equally wonderful. We had a tremendous lunch.

06.12.19

Good place to view ancient byzantine history, culture and lifestyle. There is a beautiful garden outside that is open to the public however entry to the museum costs 4 euros (Dec 2019). Best to visit on foot or using the tour buses because car parkin.. Read more »

08.12.19

Maybe you are not interested in Christian art, and perhaps your knowledge of Byzantine Greece is less than zero but visiting this museum is a lifetime opportunity. Incredible in the form the way and the size this museum will blow your mind. If the da.. Read more »

30.12.19

Great museum! As a visitor of Athens, it is easy to forget the long piece of Greek history between the fall of the Roman empire and the Greek independence from the Ottomans. This museum gives you an extraordinary amount of context! It has many artifa.. Read more »

09.03.20

Interesting, historical place with ancient icons. It shows Bizantic and Greek orthodox tradition. Entrance only 4 EUR. I would only expect a little more stuffs for watching. It missing me music of ancient Greek religious songs.

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