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Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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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 Byzantine part of this museum is open. For opening times it is best to check the website of the museum itself. It is possible to get a multi ticket for 15 euros that also gives entrance to the... 
    The Byzantine part of this museum is open. For opening times it is best to check the website of the museum itself. It is possible to get a multi ticket for 15 euros that also gives entrance to the...  more »
  • As a history buff, I wanted to explore the Byzantine Museum while in Athens - and although I expected more of the general history, the dynasties, Emperors, wars - the Museum has also expanded my... 
    As a history buff, I wanted to explore the Byzantine Museum while in Athens - and although I expected more of the general history, the dynasties, Emperors, wars - the Museum has also expanded my...  more »
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  • An authentic "must" for a visit in Athens, specially for all history and art lovers. Very well organized and explained collection going through all the ages of Byzantine civilisation and Greek orthodox culture. A special highlight goes to the collection of Icons spared from the iconoclast time. Strongly recommend
  • Excellent museum collection, maybe the greatest around! At first I thought it would just cover the 11 centuries of the Byzantine Empire, but it had some bits regarding early Christianity during Roman times, and also documentation and exhibits during the Greek revolution. The ambiance of the museum was such that really helps you immerse and enjoy the collection. Personally, it was as if i travelled back in time! And all that, for only an entrance of 8€!!! My boyfriend and I dedicated around 2 hours. We also enjoyed a limited photo exhibition that was going on, the theme was Christians of Aithiopia—it was great! Definitely recommend a visit to this museum! I’m sure I’ll be going back!

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