Byzantine & Christian Museum

Byzantine & Christian Museum information

Location
Athens , Greece
Address
Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 22
Kolonaki
Telephone
+30 213 213 9500
Getting there
Metro: Evangelismos
More information
www.byzantinemuseum.gr
Prices
adult/child €4/free
Opening hours
8am-8pm Apr-Oct, reduced hours Nov-Mar
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This outstanding museum – on the grounds of former Villa Ilissia, an urban oasis – presents a priceless collection of Christian art from the 3rd to 20th centuries. Thematic snapshots of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine world are exceptionally presented in expansive, well-lit, multilevel galleries, clearly arranged chronologically with English translations. The collection includes icons, frescoes, sculptures, textiles, manuscripts, vestments and mosaics.

The villa grounds, which sit next to Aristotle’s Lyceum , include ancient ruins such as the Peisistratos aqueduct.