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Byzantine & Christian Museum

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Vassilissis Sofias Avenue 22, Athens 106 75, Greece
+30 21 3213 9572
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The original museum building was originally a private home built in the mid 1800s. Head to the right when exiting the building to enter the rest of the complex. Such a vast array of items on exhibit. Can't even begin to list categories. Written descriptions...More

Thank svjanis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see chronological progression of Christianity during this time. Many beautiful icons. Could spend a lot of time here.

Thank pjplomari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Byzantine and Christian museum yesterday and really enjoyed it. Entrance was €10 or less (cant remember) and we were able to see the temporary exhibits in one beautiful building and the permanent exhibits in the other beautiful building. I...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting museum that does not appear to be on most tourists' itinerary. This is a shape for it has many finds from the earlier Christian era through the 11th century. Thereafter the place suffers from the less would be better syndrome...More

Thank Jules060617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a random, hodge-podge collection of unrelated things. Several of them were interesting, but, we devoted half an afternoon to getting here and back, and there just isn't much to see here. Several reviewers noted that staff was rude or might even yell at...More

Thank LSUdad4
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

There is not much to see. The tomb of Christ was fairly good, but is an interactive movie. That’s it. I would pass on this museum every time.

Thank Russell3939
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is part of a triad of things to do - Lycabettus Hill, Greek War Museum and this. Most of the museum is underground. It is a very thorough in the telling of how art and the church (Greek Orthodox and Byzantine) were intertwined. Nice...More

Thank Carl H
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

When you arrive at the museum it does not look very big. That is because most of it is under the street level. The museum has fabulous exits covering history, art, religion and holds some amazing sculptures and icons. It is vast and it just...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Before entering, I know nothing about Byzantium other than Constantinople and now Istanbul. Clear interpretation and artefacts of eastern Roman empire is quite admirable.

Thank Karthick J
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I’m not religious but it was still Interesting. Decent price. Plenty of Staff and an array of exhibits. Toilet Available. My husband loved it but for me I enjoyed the restaurant for a lovely relaxed lunch sitting outside! You can use it without going to...More

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Melanie B
7 June 2018|
Response from NYLON_nomad | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is storage area begin the reception.
Hai N
2 November 2016|
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Response from Cesare C | Reviewed this property |
hello, I'm sorry but I can't remember the exact price, but I think that you can buy comulatives tickets for more than one museum
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19 March 2016|
Response from JayH005 |
You will need to travel into central Athens. Get the metro from Piraeus Port to Evvangelismos (is the closest stop to museum). Will take about 30 minutes.