Benaki Museum of Greek culture skip-the-line tickets
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Benaki Museum of Greek culture skip-the-line tickets

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  • Visit one of the most important museums of Athens and explore a unique Byzantine collection
  • Admire outstanding examples of marble portraits, glasswork and authentic swords
  • See the original manuscripts written by world-famous Greek poets
What to expect

One of the most beautiful neoclassical-style buildings in Athens houses the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture. The location was converted into a museum in order to shelter the collections of Antonis Benakis, a unique exhibition of Greek culture arranged diachronically from prehistory to the 20th century. The museum includes three permanent 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, vases and sculptures, coins, outstanding examples of miniature work in faience and ivory, 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 examples of bronze and silver household and ecclesiastical vessels, miniature sculptures and enamels, ceramics and manuscripts. The second group includes Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons, a number of household vessels from the early Byzantine period, a collection of Byzantine jewelry 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 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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
    What's not included
    • Pick up and drop-off service
    • Guided tour
    Where

    Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave. 1, 106 74 Athens, Greece

    Meeting point:
    Benaki Museum
    What to remember
    • In order to access the Main Exhibition building, visitors on wheelchair or with baby strollers can use the entrance on Vas. Sofias avenue
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    Provider
    Key Tours Greece
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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