Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Athens

4.3
#20 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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  • Lovely small museum with just one room in each floor (so easy to navigate) focused on a different era. There is good commentary on the qr codes by some of the pieces (with WiFi hotspots, althoughi...  more »
  • Rude staff, made our experience poor. We left the exhibition early than we expected and we decided to go instead to hellenic car museum. Go directly to hellenic car museum and skip the art museum...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful museums in Athens. Great galleries representing most periods and styles of Islamic Art. Magnificent view from the roof top. Look for the remains of the ancient Athens' wall in the basement.
  • Very nice collection. I love the way the different phases and epochs in history are displayed on different floors (elevator available) and have a map of the world during that time with a short summary of this period.
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