Benaki Museum

Athens, Greece

The Benaki Museum, established and endowed in 1930 by Antonis Benakis, houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times, an extensive collection of Asian art, hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of-the-art restoration and conservation workshop. Although the museum initially housed a collection that included Islamic art, Chinese porcelain and exhibits on toys, its 2000 re-opening led to the creation of satellite museums that focused on specific collections, allowing the main museum to focus on Greek culture over the span of the country's history.

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Koumpari 1, Athens, Greece
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Founded: 1930
Category: Museums in Greece

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Ioannis Pitsios (5 months ago)
Beautiful Museum. Worth going even for a short in time museum walk. It will give you a nice view of the history of the Hellenic peninsula
Max Heintel (6 months ago)
Mid size museum with many types of works spanning Greece's history and culture. Decent information provided alongside the works. Decently organized collection
Antonia Fthenakis (7 months ago)
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.
Stew Levine (11 months ago)
Excellent collection. Not as overwhelming as some other museums in Greece. Good for getting out of the afternoon heat.
Eshani Weerasinghe (12 months ago)
I loved the collection in the Benaki Museum. It was also in a logical order that can be followed. The museum also has a lovely cafe in case you get abit hungry/thirsty. Premises were very clean.
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