Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Athens

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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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  • Nell'esibizione dai temi antichissimi a giorni d'oggi della cultura di quella parte del mondo.. Vale la pena NON Andate al bar.. rimarrete delusi dal servizio che non c'è. E dopo che vi alzate per chi...  more »
  • Remarkable work! It is worth visiting and giving time to this museum. The Benaki Museum of Islamic Art awaits you!
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  • I recently visited the Islamic museum with my school, and I must say that I am impressed. At first, I didn't expect much out of it. First of all, we didn't quite have a guide, but I liked it because i...  more »
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  • Very nice collection, from the most influencing areas for Islamic culture. Mesopotamia, Persia, Egypt and Turkey treasures will put you in the Islamic art spirit. Highly recommended to use the free audio guide to get the most of it! Mandatory to close your visit with a coffee or tea with Greek herbs in the amazing cafe on the top floor! The interior decor and the view will pay off!
  • I enjoyed everything from the horses armor to the ornate knives. Glassware, ceramics, and fabrics from the 7th century to the 1800s. Fascinating styles and designs, different than other cultures. Each room shows a different period and has a maps displaying the area ruled by each of the empires.
  • Interesting Museum with a beautiful collection of Middle East artifacts. The Museum of Islamic Art worth a visit.
  • Very well preserved islamic art collection for beginners.
  • Worth visiting it. Lots of masterpieces
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