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Benaki Museum, Athens

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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187 committed staff members offer high quality cultural experiences to the public.

100.000 works dating back from the Paleolithic Era to 2013.

146.000 visitors/year rank The Benaki Museum as Greece’s second most visited museum.

22.000 children & adults take part in educational programmes each year.

Over 30 temporary exhibitions each year cycle through its galleries.

1.500 works from The Benaki Museum’s Collection travel the world each year, fostering liaisons with prominent cultural institutions of internationally.

130.000 volumes are accessible by the public in what is Greece’s largest library.

350 cultural events each year, including conferences, presentations and lectures, theatrical and dance performances, music events and concerts, film screenings, press conferences, book presentations and festivals.

4 Museum Shops produce and sell quality replicas of exhibits, works by new artists, as well as publications on art, architecture, design.

20 new titles are published each year by The Benaki Editions, which today count over 430 publications.

1.000 copies of The Benaki Museum’s annual magazine are distributed each year to prominent figures of the intellectual, political and artistic life in Greece and abroad.

2 café-restaurants, one on Koumbari Str. and another on Pireos Str., serve as relaxing meeting points providing a range of gastronomy experiences. Their pleasant and warm environment makes them perfect spaces for corporate or other events.
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  • This is truly one of the best small museums I have ever visited. Set in a lovely old Athenian Mansion the museum is on 4 floors and is divided into a series of galleries that take you from Ancient...  more »
  • I for sure recomend the Benaki Museum , which is not far from the center of Athens, to all people,tourists or not to visit it.A very few years ago the Museumhas been expanded and now covers a whole...  more »
  • Beautiful building and exhibition halls, I guess it depends of what they are showing, I went to see the Athens Photo Festival and it was marvelous.
  • A very interesting view of ancient Tinos from Homer to Mycenae
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