Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Athens

4.4
#17 of 72 in Museums in Athens
5 museums

5 active archives

187 committed staff members offer high quality cultural experiences to the public.

100.000 works dating back from the Paleolithic Era to 2013.

146.000 visitors/year rank The Benaki Museum as Greece’s second most visited museum.

22.000 children & adults take part in educational programmes each year.

Over 30 temporary exhibitions each year cycle through its galleries.

1.500 works from The Benaki Museum’s Collection travel the world each year, fostering liaisons with prominent cultural institutions of internationally.

130.000 volumes are accessible by the public in what is Greece’s largest library.

350 cultural events each year, including conferences, presentations and lectures, theatrical and dance performances, music events and concerts, film screenings, press conferences, book presentations and festivals.

4 Museum Shops produce and sell quality replicas of exhibits, works by new artists, as well as publications on art, architecture, design.

20 new titles are published each year by The Benaki Editions, which today count over 430 publications.

1.000 copies of The Benaki Museum’s annual magazine are distributed each year to prominent figures of the intellectual, political and artistic life in Greece and abroad.

2 café-restaurants, one on Koumbari Str. and another on Pireos Str., serve as relaxing meeting points providing a range of gastronomy experiences. Their pleasant and warm environment makes them perfect spaces for corporate or other events.
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  • it is a very interesting museum, very little visited my recommendation is not to miss it, the collection of Islamic art that has is very beautiful and goes through different historical times eating in the cafeteria of the museum Do not recommend it, it is expensive, the food is worth little, that if , the cafeteria is on the upper terrace of the building, from which you can see the acropolis
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  • This is small museum tucked away on a side street. It houses an impressive collection of Islamic art from across the centuries. Exhibits are well exhibited with descriptions in both Greek and English....  more »
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  • Interesting but I missed connections and explanations between items and Islam. The charts with the changes of the Islamic world are great, but I would really like more narrative on what is shown and why it is shown.
  • A very nice, well laid-out museum. The displays are thoughtful, showing the history of Islamic Art through the centuries. Each floor displays a different period. And the view from the rooftop Cafe is spectacular.
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