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Admission Ticket for Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
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  • One of the most important museums of Athens
  • Collections of unique coins & sculptures
  • Outstanding examples of marble portraits & glasswork
  • A unique Byzantin collection
  • Authentic swords & other weapons
  • Manuscripts written by world famous Greek poets
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One of the most beautiful neoclassical-style buildings in Athens house the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture. It was converted into a museum in order to shelter the collections of Antonis Benakis and now houses a unique exhibition of Greek culture arranged diachronically from prehistory to the 20th century. The museum includes three permanent unique collections that refer to Prehistoric, Ancient Greek and Roman Art, Byzantine Art and Historic Heirlooms.

The collection of Prehistoric, Ancient Greek and Roman antiquities includes several exhibits from the dawn of Prehistory to the end of the Roman era such as gold jewels, collection of vases and sculptures, unique coins, outstanding examples of miniature work in faience and ivory, examples of glasswork, marble portraits and funerary steles.

The exceptionally rich Byzantine collection links the ancient Greek world to that of modern Greece and is divided into two groups. The first group includes unique examples of bronze and silver household and ecclesiastical vessels, miniature sculptures and enamels, ceramics, manuscripts etc. The second group includes Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons, a number of household vessels from the early Byzantine period, a collection of Byzantine jewellery as well as a large group of crosses, reliquaries, amulets and miniature steatite icons.

The collection of historical heirlooms recreates the history of modern Greece from the end of the 18th century onwards. Many of the objects are connected with the Philhellenic movement and others date to the reigns of King Otho and King George. It includes also authentic swords and other weapons which belonged to the heroes of 1821, personal belongings such as Ioannis Kapodistrias’s seal and Lord Byron's pistols, manuscripts written by the poets Dionysios Solomos, Constantine Cavafy, Kostis Palamas, and Yannis Ritsos, and the Nobel prize certificates and gold medals won by the poets George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis.

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Location: Benaki Museum of Greek culture is located at 1 Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave., 106 74 Athens.

Operation hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00, Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00.

For the Main Exhibition Building, visitors on wheelchair or with baby strollers can use the entrance on Vas. Sofias avenue. Free admision for persons under 18 years old.

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Reviewed March 25, 2019

Small enough to see in an hour or two the Benaki museum gives a good overview of Greek archaeological finds, Greek history and culture. There is a coffee shop with great views and seating is available in most of the exhibit rooms.

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Reviewed November 19, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture. The colors of the persons in that era were very interesting. I was at amazed at the beautiful fabrics. So much incredible history in this museum. The women’s clothing was especially intriguing.

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