Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

4.4
#5 of 69 in Museums in Athens
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
With a massive collection of artifacts from the third century CE through the 20th century, Byzantine and Christian Museum represents one of the leading institutions on Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and culture worldwide. The museum houses more than 25,000 religious artifacts from the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, and post-Byzantine periods, including pictures, scriptures, frescoes, pottery, fabrics, and manuscripts. Discover the impressive collection of Byzantine icons, including the oldest icon, which features the Crucifixion on one side and the Virgin Hodegitria on the other. Through the museum's extensive collection, gain an understanding of Byzantine and Christian history. Use our Athens day trip tool to add Byzantine and Christian Museum and other attractions to your Athens vacation plans.
Create an itinerary including Byzantine and Christian Museum
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Byzantine and Christian Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
965 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Terrible attendance at the ticket office! once I asked for the Complaint Book they gave me a sort of “grocery book”, without regarding any legal requirements and even called for security to...  more »
  • This museum tells the story of Christian art in Greece, starting from the transition from the classical period all the way to the modern day. It was enlightening to see how famous ancient Greek...  more »
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Athens

See all ›
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Athens

4.2
Duration: 1 hour
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Athens

See all ›
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Athens

4.4
Duration: 3 hours
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Athens

See all ›
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Athens

4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
4.2
Duration: 2 hours