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Benaki Museum, Athens

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#23 of 72 in Museums in Athens
The Benaki Museum, established and endowed in 1930 by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel Benakis, is housed in the Benakis family mansion in downtown Athens, Greece. The museum 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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  • This is truly one of the best small museums I have ever visited. Set in a lovely old Athenian Mansion the museum is on 4 floors and is divided into a series of galleries that take you from Ancient...  more »
  • I for sure recomend the Benaki Museum , which is not far from the center of Athens, to all people,tourists or not to visit it.A very few years ago the Museumhas been expanded and now covers a whole...  more »
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  • I am usually not that much of an classical art person but I found this museum very interesting for it's wide array of different pieces. It covers classical busts, Renaissance paintings, Byzantine clothing, historical coins and much more. What I found best were the texts that have me a reference with which I could understand the various pieces.
  • The museum is situated in a beautiful historical building and hosts artifacts from all Greek periods. It offers an audio tour via an app but we didn't try it. Worth a visit.Lots of interesting stuff in this museum - I especially liked the exhibits on old styles of Greek clothing. If you're going to pay this museum a visit, come for lunch because the view from the top floor is spectacular!
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