Byzantine & Christian Museum
This relic of the junta years is an architectural statement of the times, and displays weapons, maps, armour and models from the...
The Lyceum where Aristotle founded his school in 335 BC has opened to the public after years of archaeological work; admission to the...
Museum of Cycladic Art
This exceptional private museum boasts the largest independent collection of distinctive Cycladic art and holds excellent periodic...
Join Kolonaki’s best-dressed as they pack into this narrow bar and spill out into the street beyond. It’s a place to see and be seen.
With excellent home-style cooking, this modern taverna lives up to its name (meaning ‘homey’). It’s decorated like a cosy bistro on the...
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Byzantine & Christian Museum information
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.