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Benaki Museum
The Benaki Museum competes with the Acropolis Museum and National Museum of Archaeology as one of the top three museums in Athens. It was established in 1930 by wealthy philanthropist Antonis Benakis in his neo-classical family mansion opposite the National Gardens, and he kick-started the collection by donating nearly 40,000 pieces of Byzantine and Islamic art to the museum. Further donations from private collectors over the decades swelled the exhibitions and resulted in the museum being extended several times.

Following a revamp in the early 21st century, the oriental and Islamic art was moved to thesatellite Museum of Islamic Art in Kerameikos and there is also an annexe on Pireos Street in the newly trendy district of Rouf, showcasing all that’s best on the Athens contemporary art scene. The Benaki Museum itself now concentrates solely on Greek history from the fall of Constantinople in 1453 through the formation of the Greek state in 1821 and on to the 1922, when the defeat of the Greek army in the Asia Minor Disaster led to the massacre of thousands of Greeks living in Turkey and the displacement of a million more. Showpieces among the museum’s fine collections are rare 17th-century embroidery from Cyprus, vivid traditional costumes from mainland Greece and weaponry from the independence struggles of 1821.

Practical Info

Benaki Museum: 1 Koumbari Street; open Wed & Fri 9am–5pm, Thur–Sat 9am-12am, Sun 9am–3pm, admission €7 (concessions €5 students and seniors); free on Thursday until March 2016. Take Metro line 2 or 3 to Syntagma.

The Museum of Islamic Art is open Thur–Sun 9am–5pm. Admission €7 (concessions €5 students and seniors); free on Thursday until March 2016. The new Benaki Musemat 138 Pireos Street is open Thur & Sun 10am–6pm, Fri & Sat 10am–10pm. Admission depends on exhibitions but is around €4. 
Address: Koumpari 1, Athens, Greece
Hours: Wed & Fri 9am–5pm, Thur–Sat 9am-12am, Sun 9am–3pm
Admission: €7
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Athens

The 5 Best Benaki Museum Tours & Tickets 2020 - Athens | Viator
Great Museum!
Fawnya D
, May 2019
The museum was amazing!! There is a lot to see, so give yourself plenty of time. The staff working there was not helpful and very rude.

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Skip the Line: Benaki Museum of Greek Culture Entrance Ticket

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Housed in one of Athens’ most beautiful neoclassical buildings, the Benaki Museum is a don’t-miss both inside and out. Ensure entry even at busy times by arranging tickets ahead of time. Once there, travel through the highlights of Greek culture, from prehistoric times to ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Byzantium, and modern Greece.
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In the company of your Licenced Professional guide dedicated to your group alone, 'Skip the line' and enjoy a 1-Hour tour or either museum of your choice, or combine both over 2-hours. Housed in a beautiful Neoclassic building in the centre of Athens, the Cycladic Art museum houses the most extensive collections of unique & enigmatic prehistorical art centred around culture of the Cycladic Islands, whilst the nearby Benaki Museums collection extends from Greece’s pre-history to modern times with a countless variety of art significant in the development of one of the worlds great civilisations. From those who just don’t want to miss the highlights of Athens to the most dedicated of History buffs, this tour is a hugely informative & fascinating experience to include in any itinerary during your visit.
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Hidden Athens Small Group Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

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Athens is home to a number of captivating ancient and contemporary attractions, but getting around this busy city can be a challenge. Take in the top sights without getting frustrated or footsore with this electric tuk tuk tour. Zip past the snarled traffic and crowded buses, enjoying the 360° from the open sides while you pass highlights like Plateia Syntagmatos and the scenic overlook on Mount Lycabettus.
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Benaki Museum hours of operation: Wed & Fri 9am–5pm, Thur–Sat 9am-12am, Sun 9am–3pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Benaki Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 Benaki Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Benaki Museum costs EUR 12.00. Guided Benaki Museum tours start around EUR 12.00 per person. See all 8 Benaki Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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