Museum of Cycladic Art
This exceptional private museum boasts the largest independent collection of distinctive Cycladic art and holds excellent periodic...
A long-standing anchor of contemporary Greek artists just off Plateia Kolonakiou.
Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music
This excellent centre has three levels of exhibition space featuring local and international 20th- and 21st-century artists, a theatre,...
A Kolonaki classic, this upscale crowd-pleaser lives up to its name at night, when dance parties get wild. Popular with the trendy...
Benaki Museum Cafe
The Benaki's cafe is renowned for great food in an open dining room, stretching out onto a terrace overlooking the national gardens and...
Koumbari 1, cnr Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias · interesting places nearby
Benaki Museum information
Greece’s finest private museum contains the vast collection of Antonis Benakis, accumulated during 35 years of avid collecting in Europe and Asia. The collection includes Bronze Age finds from Mycenae and Thessaly; works by El Greco; ecclesiastical furniture brought from Asia Minor; pottery, copper, silver and woodwork from Egypt, Asia Minor and Mesopotamia; and a stunning collection of Greek regional costumes.
The museum has expanded into several branches, including the Pireos Annexe , to house its vast and diverse collections and is a major player in the city’s arts scene. It hosts a full schedule of rotating exhibitions.