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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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  • We visited this museum which is located minutes away from the city's Parliament and central square. The exhibits are beautifully designed and provide an interesting overview of the development of... 
    We visited this museum which is located minutes away from the city's Parliament and central square. The exhibits are beautifully designed and provide an interesting overview of the development of...  more »
  • We visited the museum on the final day of our stay. We were not sure what to expect but this was a real surprise. It's pricey when compared to others in Athens but on balance is probably worth it... 
    We visited the museum on the final day of our stay. We were not sure what to expect but this was a real surprise. It's pricey when compared to others in Athens but on balance is probably worth it...  more »
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  • One of the best museums to see in Athens from paintings, mementos, traditional Greek dresses, religious artifacts and icons, ancient tools, jewelries, musical instruments and some modern art. Be aware that some rooms are part of their temporary exhibit that requires additional entrance fee. Worth a visit and a good glimpse of Greek culture.
  • I wasn't expecting much, but this museum is a really enjoyable escape from the rest of Athens. It's air conditioned, and admission is free for those under 18. The exhibits are surprisingly interesting if you take the time to read some descriptions. The museum isn't too big, but the architecture is nice, and it's a good way to spend a couple hours away from the heat. Currently, the restaurant and third floor are under construction.

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