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Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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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.
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  • Very arrogant to tourists, treatment of a dog while doing Nothing but reading the texts. Not friendly at all!!! Refrain of You want to be treated as a human. 
    Very arrogant to tourists, treatment of a dog while doing Nothing but reading the texts. Not friendly at all!!! Refrain of You want to be treated as a human.  more »
  • A unique and interesting museum that is surprisingly large. The museum has a huge collection from the Byzantine and later periods. 
    A unique and interesting museum that is surprisingly large. The museum has a huge collection from the Byzantine and later periods.  more »
  • My overall and my family's experience at the museum was horrible. Upon arriving with my wife, my teenage children a my Jack Russell terrier dog (a small dog), a woman on the grounds rudely stated... 
    My overall and my family's experience at the museum was horrible. Upon arriving with my wife, my teenage children a my Jack Russell terrier dog (a small dog), a woman on the grounds rudely stated...  more »
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  • Very expansive and educational. The way it's presented you can get very close to the paintings/murals and appreciate all the fine details. The temporary exhibit on the Battle of Lepanto was very good as well. The only issue I had was that staff was a bit rude and completely thrown off by my the U. S. Vaccination card.
  • One third of The museum was closed off with no apparent reason. The collection is of mixed quality and importance as well. In one hour you will have gone through all of it exhaustively
  • A visit in time
  • One of the best museums to visit! Great and informative exposition, very well organized. 10/10, I loved it to the very core.
  • Amazing art! Very well preserved from centuries ago. I recommend the combined ticket for 15 EUR (it includes 4 museums: Archaeological, Byzantine, Numismatic, Epigraphic), which I buyed on Archaeological Museum. Also, don't forget to show your ID if you are 25 (included) or below from an EU country, to get free entrance.

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