Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum information

Athens , Greece
Koumbari 1, cnr Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias
+30 210 367 1000
Getting there
Metro: Syntagma, Evangelismos
More information
adult/child €7/free, Thu free
Opening hours
9am-5pm Wed & Fri, to midnight Thu & Sat, to 3pm Sun
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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.