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Benaki Museum

1 Koumpari
| +30 21 0367 1000
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Sun 10am - 4pm
Wed, Fri 10am - 6pm
Thur, Sat 10am - 11:30pm

Benaki Museum

An extraordinary repository of Greek culture through the ages, this eclectic museum has something for everyone: Bronze Age jewelry, Byzantine icons, traditional folk costumes, Lord Byron's pistols, Cavafy’s poems, and 20th-century paintings. The period drawing rooms, elaborately decorated with wood paneling and stained glass, are spectacular. On Thursdays, it's open until midnight; stay for a glass of wine at the rooftop restaurant overlooking the National Gardens. The Benaki museum has seven other outposts across Athens, including an extraordinary collection of Islamic art, a fascinating trove of 20th-century Greek paintings, and a toy museum. But if you only have time for one museum, make it this one.