Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

4.4
#5 of 72 in Museums in Athens
With a massive collection of artifacts from the third century CE through the 20th century, Byzantine and Christian Museum represents one of the leading institutions on Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and culture worldwide. The museum houses more than 25,000 religious artifacts from the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, and post-Byzantine periods, including pictures, scriptures, frescoes, pottery, fabrics, and manuscripts. Discover the impressive collection of Byzantine icons, including the oldest icon, which features the Crucifixion on one side and the Virgin Hodegitria on the other. Through the museum's extensive collection, gain an understanding of Byzantine and Christian history. Use our Athens day trip tool to add Byzantine and Christian Museum and other attractions to your Athens vacation plans.
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  • The museum has an impressive collection, that much is true. However, my wife is disabled and this made our visit difficult. She was able to borrow a wheelchair, but the lifts were long and narrow. The...  more »
  • This museum was recommended by another traveller and we were certainly glad we took his advice. It is one of the best museums I’ve been to and one of the most surprising. We had visited the National A...  more »
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