Benaki MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Benaki Museum - Main Building, 1 Koumbari Street, Athens, Greece
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2103671000
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture
The Benaki Muesum is close to Syntagma square and is a well-known museum in Athens. The city boasts of a rich and vibrant history and the Benaki Museum does a brilliant job of highlighting the same.
Over a 40,000 items of various kinds have been displayed beautifully at the Benaki Museum. From guns to Greek busts, the permanent collection has a fascinating array of interesting objects to see. The various exhibits include prehistoric and ancient Greek art, Byzantine artifacts, heirlooms and Hellenic art as well. Various pieces of clothing, jewellery, paintings and other decorative objects will surely keep you engaged for hours.
It has quite an extensive collection so make sure to plan a few hours around it. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Athens itinerary 1 day.
- If you take a combined ticket all the museums in Athens and around can be seen in a 12 Euro ticket.
- Metro- Syntagma by lines 2 and 3
- Alatsi, Spondi
- Café Merlin
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29.81% of people who visit Athens include Benaki Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
50.79% of people start their Benaki Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Benaki Museum
50.69% of people prefer walking in order to reach Benaki Museum
We are blessed to have this museum in Athens. A real treasure of artefacts and a great gift shop. Don't miss it. And a nice restaurant too.
One of the finest private collections of Classic art in Athens housed in an elegant Neoclassic mansion. You can explore collections of Ancient Greek, Byzantine and Christian art as well as decorative arts and Greek folklore parafernalia, all under the same roof.
So many beautiful pieces in display from all periods of Greek History! Must see. Cafeteria upstairs is also beautiful for lunch or coffee
Very disappointed with the sea bass which was dry like cardboard. The manager explained that they don’t cook it themselves - did I understand him correctly? Anyway, he was friendly and offered us a tasty desert. Still, I was very surprised for such a prestigious location.
Nice collection from ancient as well as 18-19c periods, but not really worth the 9 euros per person. 1-1.5 hours to see it. Skip if you are pressed for time/money. Restaurant is expensive. Supposed to be good but did not try. If you go to the restaurant you can sneak through some of the museum for free, but don't carry a backpack.