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Benaki Museum, Athens

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Set in a mansion belonging to the influential Bekanis family, Benaki Museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts reflecting Greek history and culture. Though primarily concerned with Greece, the museum explores and celebrates the many foreign influences that have enriched the country. Admire prehistoric pottery, Byzantine iconography, 17th century embroidery, and heirlooms of influential Greek figures. Make sure to stop by the on-site restaurant. Located on the top floor, it offers superb views of central Athens. With our online itinerary creator, Athens attractions like Benaki Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A lovely museum to spend an hour or two on greek history and culture. If you like museums, this is a must-see. Sweet staff (mostly stern and quiet but sweet) (Stroller Accessible, changing table in.....  more
    A lovely museum to spend an hour or two on greek history and culture. If you like museums, this is a must-see. Sweet staff (mostly stern and quiet but sweet) (Stroller Accessible, changing table in.....  more »
  • The museum itself seemed very interesting but our visit was cut short by awful staff. The doorman and lady selling tickets were very friendly but the rest of the staff located around the museum were....  more
    The museum itself seemed very interesting but our visit was cut short by awful staff. The doorman and lady selling tickets were very friendly but the rest of the staff located around the museum were....  more »
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  • If you are staying longer in Athens, than this is worth doing. I would not priorities it given there are so many nicer and more interesting things to to do. The collection is mostly made off orthodox art, jewelry and clothing. The most interesting things are probably the very old figurines and pots on the ground floor. You definitely don’t need two days and can be all done in a couple of hours.
  • Permanent exhibit is as always beautiful and powerful display of Byzantine icons. Current exhibit was also very well curated. Best part is sitting in the cafe with the Acropolis views. Arugula salad was delicious and staff was very accommodating with me relaxing after my meal and taking in the good vibes and sunlight.

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