Athens Museum Guide The Benaki Museum

The Benaki Museum has a mix
of different areas of importance to Grecophiles

The Benaki Museum, 1 Koubari St and Vassilais Sophias Ave., Athens 10674. Tel: 210-367-1000. Hours: Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm. Thursdays 9am to midnight. Sundays 9am-3pm. Closed Tuesdays. Fee X EU.

The museum was founded by Antonios Benaki and originally comprised his collection only which as been augmented by other donors and now comprises over 45,000 pieces, 45,000 books and 650 archived collections of historical documents as well as the richest photographical archive in Greece. It mostly displays only its Greek collection. Its a hodge podge of various epochs and eras but quite big.

The benaki exterior from the south

the grounds immeditely in front

the steps

museum hours

bone dual aspect goddess comb

coptic wool 5th coptic Pegasus