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Benaki Museum

Category:
Culture
walk
20m
by taxi
10m
ticket
7,00€

The Benaki Museum is one of the most famous museums of Athens. It was founded in 1929 by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel Benakis and is housed in the residence of the historic family of Benakis from Alexandria, Egypt.  The Benaki Museum is considered to be the unique and most crucial promoter of historical and contemporary art and culture across Athens.With more than a hundred thousand exhibits, the museum is a modernly lit way throughout all ages of Greek culture and history.

The Benaki Museum offers hospitality to tens of temporary exhibitions every year, hence why it is playing a leading role both in amassing and preserving knowledge and works of art as well as communicating this knowledge and reflecting on the whole of the national heritage.