imagesCABP896O.jpg  Benaki Museum (main building):

A beautiful museum which presents the historical and cultural development of the Greek nation with 4 floors of amazing collections of artifacts, paintings, jewelry, pottery, costumes, etc.. It has an antique collection, a Byzantine collection, a Childhood and Toy Department (with 15,000 historic games and children's items from around the world), a Chinese Art Department (with ceramics as old as 4,000 years) and a Coptic Art Department where displays include rare textiles from Egypt. The greatest attraction is the reconstructions of 18th and 19th century living. Thursdays, entrance to museum is free and it is open until midnight.

PRACTICAL INFO

Address: 1 Koumbari & Vasilissis Sofias, Kolonaki Athens 10674
Tel: +30 210 367 1000
Web: http://www.benaki.gr/index.asp?lang=en
Opening hours: Wed, and Fri-Sat 9am-5pm; Thurs 9am-midnight; Sun 9am-3pm – Monday & Tuesday closed
Entrance: 7 euros . Thursdays free (optional entrance: 1 euros)

How to get there?

The Museum is 5 small blocks from Syntagma Square, going on Vassilisis Sofias St. Metro Syntagma.

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