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Byzantine & Christian Museum

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Address: 22 Leoforos Vassilissis Sofias, Athens 106 75, Greece
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09:30 - 17:30
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Mon 10:00 - 16:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The most peculiar museum in Athens

This huge museum displays the Christian Byzantine influence on artistic objects such as paintings, engravings, jewels, sculptures, scratches, books, clothes and common life tools... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This huge museum displays the Christian Byzantine influence on artistic objects such as paintings, engravings, jewels, sculptures, scratches, books, clothes and common life tools. Anything you can admire is a unique piece of art. The full visit of the museum took about 2 hours, quite long but it was definitely worth it! I highly recommend to visit it if you're... More 

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Arad, Romania
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful place,an elegant villa in central Athens,but the small part of it used as museum is uninteresting,having on display only a few early christian pieces of tombes and a few Byzantine icons .You can see much better of these in the beautiful little old Athens churches.No interest from the authorities.Dont't loose your time there.

Thank maia-cristina
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776 reviews
296 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were lucky as the Byzantine Museum was hosting an exhibition with exhibits from Hermitage. Unique pieces from the collections of the Chars agve us a taste of what this Great Museum holds. The Byzantine Museum is small in comparison to the main museum in Europe but it is located in a nice area in the centre and it also... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

After your visit you will feel you read a small flyer about the Byzantine Empire and early Christianity. Leaving you to hunger more information and a good book. There are some interesting pieces but no real in depth knowledge that makes you more knowledgeable after your visit. The cloakroom is very minimal with only a couple off shelved for your... More 

Thank Steffan N
Athens, Greece
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went on Sunday, February 5th to visit part of the Hermitage Collection. The first Sunday of every month the entrance is free so there was a queue that day. I didn't visit the permanent collection because I've been to the museum many times in the past, we went only for the current exhibition. The items that are now exhibited... More 

Thank Maroula M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

As we have seen many places in Athens, we decided to visit this place and were impressed. It has a lovely place to eat as well.

Thank John M
Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We had the opportunity to see part of the masterpieces which are temporarily in the museum brought from the hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. We were pleasantly surprised also by the good price of the tickets. It costed us 4€ to see famous works by Rubens, Van Dyke, Delacroix and more. It is a little bit confusing because the... More 

Thank AssyaSaeva
Athens, Greece
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

The museum is located in the Duchess of Plakentia Villa in Athens very close to Parliament and National Garden . It is indeed the one and only Museum in Athens where someone can find genuine Byzantine art in Holly Icons. Today in this museum someone can see a visiting exchibition from some unic articles of Emirtaz of Saint Petroupoli. The... More 

Thank Παντελόπουλος Σ
Athens, Greece
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The museum is a woderful villa, in the centre of Athens, with labyrinth rooms in various levels, where amazing relics are exhibited. More than the average museums, the Byzantine provides me power and optimism - like mother Earth provided her son Atlas- by showing good things that humanity has done, to win, to surpass and to heal the mistakes of... More 

Thank meropi2016
San Pablo, California
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

You simply can't go wrong here if you are intertested in Christianity, it's origin in Greece, the transition from paganism to Christianity and Byzantine art. The Madonna and Child wood panel paintings are simply amazing....a quick realization that Our Lady of Perpetual Help image is Byzantine art that originated in the Byzantine era and is venerated in the Greek Orthodox... More 

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