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Byzantine & Christian Museum Tours

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Byzantine & Christian Museum
The Byzantine & Christian Museum is housed in the lovely Neo-Classical Villa Ilissia in the Athens suburb of the same name; it was built in 1848 as the residence of Sophie de Marbois-Lebrun, the philanthropic US-born Duchess of Plaisance. Having had an architectural facelift in 2004, the museum has one of the best displays of Byzantine icons and mosaics on earth. Its priceless exhibits are laid out chronologically to trace the development of early Christian and Greek Byzantine culture from the 4th century onwards, drawing on more than 25,000 treasures from across the Greek world including religious statuary removed from ruined churches in Attica. Among the Coptic priestly vestments, pottery, the frescoes, armor and fragmented mosaics is a world-beating collection of more than 3,000 glittering Byzantine icons. Modern-day religious art in Greece is covered in a series of ever-changing temporary exhibits. 

Allow at least two hours to visit this well-curated, well-lit gallery, with multi-lingual labeling and displays spread over several floors. It’s often crowded in summer so get there early in the morning. The Byzantine & Christian Museum sits next door to the War Museum of Athens and close to Aristotle’s Lyceum, the remains of one of the three major academic gymnasia of ancient Athens, which is a pleasant park for a stroll among olive trees and scented rosemary bushes. Further treasures from Greece’s Classical past are on show at the National Archaeological Museum.

Practical Info

22 Vassilissis Sofias Ave, Athens. Open Tue–Sun 9am–4pm. Admission adults €8, seniors & students €4, children younger than 18 go free. Take the metro Line 3 (blue) to Evangelismos or walk from Syntagma Square. Several galleries in the museum’s permanent exhibition are currently closed, with no fixed date for their reopening.
Address: 22 Vassilissis Sofias Ave, Athens, Attica, Greece 106 75, Greece
Hours: Open Tue–Sun 9am–4pm
Admission: Adults: €8; Seniors & Students: €4; Children: Free
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Private Guided Tour of the Byzantine Museum

Private Guided Tour of the Byzantine Museum

Visitors to Greece naturally focus on the talismanic Classical temples mostly built over a short 100 year period. The Byzantine period in Greece, spanned from the late Roman Empire for over 1500 years, is characterised by a flourishing in many distinctive art forms which sit alongside an amazingly rich depth of history. Byzantine period is still heavily present in the lives of modern Greeks who still worship in fresco covered Byzantine period churches & go home to Byzantine Art Icons decorating their homes. Our tour aims to bring these aspects to life for you along with many of the masterpieces from one of the largest & most significant collections in existence. Unequivocally dedicated to your group throughout, 'Skip the line' with your own Licensed Professional guide for a fascinating insight into the history of the old illuminating the new. An ideal and informative experience to include in any itinerary in Greece.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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€73.00
Price varies by group size
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€73.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Half Day tour Ancient Agora & Aristotle’s Lyceum with Byzantine Museum

Private Half Day tour Ancient Agora & Aristotle’s Lyceum with Byzantine Museum

This tour applies to people who are interested in the Ancient Philosophical school and Aristotle's Lyceum in particular, combining a prominent museum in Athens comprising of a rich collection of artifacts that relate to Byzantine History & Christian Art.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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€680.00
per group
From
€680.00
per group
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Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Agora,Aristotle’s Lyceum, Byzantine Museum

Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Agora,Aristotle’s Lyceum, Byzantine Museum

Make a start in the morning with a visit of Greece’s most glorious ancient site, the Acropolis of Athens. Located in the middle of modern Athens, the ‘sacred rock’ proudly displays a set of marble monuments that express their outstanding universal value.Continue on to the spectacular Acropolis museum, the most modern museum of Athens. Agora is the second most significant historical site of Athens, where you will find out more about philosophers like Socrates,the philosophical school of one of Greece’s most famous ancient philosopher, Aristotle, Athenian politics and the society in the Greek antiquity. During your visit at the prominent museum in Athens, you will admire a rich collection of artifacts that relate to Byzantine History & Christian Art.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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€925.00
per group
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€925.00
per group
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Enjoy Byzantine Glory Private Walking Tour - Athena

Enjoy Byzantine Glory Private Walking Tour - Athena

Your walking tour begins with a stop at the Byzantine museum of Athens which was founded in 1914. The collections of the Byzantine Museum show the course of Greek art from the 4th to the 19th century. These works represent the artistic production of the Greek area, and other regions both central and peripheral of the Byzantine empire and subsequently of Hellenism on into post-Byzantine times. Continue with a visit to the famous Benaki museum which houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times, an extensive collection of Byzntine art, hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of-the-art restoration and conservation workshop.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€200.00
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€200.00

Medieval Athens Walking Tour with Late Lunch and Wine

Medieval Athens Walking Tour with Late Lunch and Wine

The 5 Best Byzantine & Christian Museum Tours & Tickets 2020 - Athens | Viator
Trace the history of medieval Athens on this unique half-day walking tour—a Viator Exclusive that you can’t book anywhere else! Follow your guide around the little-known medieval gems of Athens, stop to admire the centuries-old Church of Kapnikarea, wander the neighborhood of Plaka, and visit the Ottoman Fethiye Mosque, then explore the fascinating Byzantine and Christian Museum. Finally, finish your morning by indulging in delicious Greek cuisine and wine with a 3-course lunch at the museum’s acclaimed restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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€160.00
Price varies by group size
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€160.00
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4-Hours Athens Ancient Agora & Aristotle’s Lyceum Private Tour

4-Hours Athens Ancient Agora & Aristotle’s Lyceum Private Tour

This tour applies to people who are interested in the Ancient Philosophical school and Aristotle's Lyceum in particular, combining a prominent museum in Athens comprising of a rich collection of artifacts that relate to Byzantine History & Christian Art.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€310.00
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€310.00
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Private Half Day Best Museums Tour

Private Half Day Best Museums Tour

This tour is curated for the museum lovers! We have selected the 6 most popular in the city for you to choose the two museums of your preference.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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€310.00
per group
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€310.00
per group
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Private Half Day Best Museums Tour

Private Half Day Best Museums Tour

This tour is curated for the museum lovers! We have selected the 6 most popular in the city and your guide will navigate you to the two museums of your preference.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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€680.00
per group
From
€680.00
per group
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Athens: Self-Guided City Experience

Athens: Self-Guided City Experience

Instead of spending the day rushing around Athens in a tightly-scheduled group tour, explore the city at your own pace with this self-guided tour experience. All you need is your mobile phone and some headphones to immerse yourself in the city with a VoxCity audio tour. Follow your maps to the landmarks you want to see and learn about their history from your private audio guide.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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€10.00
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€10.00
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Byzantine & Christian Museum hours of operation: Open Tue–Sun 9am–4pm. 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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