"Benaki Museum" Benaki Museum Tip by lina112

Benaki Museum, Athens: 10 reviews and 12 photos


The Benaki Museum, was founded in 1.930 and named after its founder, Antonis Benaki (1.873-1.954), a scion of the historic family of the Greek diaspora from Alexandria.
It is a unique museum which through the 30.000 objects housed in its collections, presents a comprehensive panorama of the historical course of Greek civilization from the furthest Antiquity to the early 20 th century.
It spans the Roman domination, the medieval Byzantine period, the Frankisk and Ottoman occupation, the outbreak of Greek independence in 1821, the modern Greek state (1830), the Asia Minor disaster of 1922 and the aesthetic quest of the mid-war years.

Open: mon, wed, fr and sat from 9.00 to 17.00
sunday: 9.00 to 15.00
thursday: from 9.00 to 24.00

Price: 6 euros (I think, I´m not sure)

The building used to be the permanent residence of benaki´s family.
Forbidden taking photos from the inside of the museum.
The only one that i took was outside just to remember the building.

Address: 1. Koumbari str. Kolonaki
Directions: Metro: Syntagma
Phone: +30 21 0367 1000
Website: http://www.benaki.gr

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 7, 2005
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