Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens

4.5
#5 of 47 in Museums in Athens
With a massive collection of artifacts from the third century CE through the 20th century, Byzantine & 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. Put Byzantine & Christian Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Athens trip itinerary maker.
Create an itinerary including Byzantine & Christian Museum
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
728 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 17, 2017
    Rich Byzantine ecclesiastical & exhibits properly presented. But worth give importance and the interesting architecture of the building. The shop is rich, with interesting species. But don't miss to go through the restaurant to try & dishes, you will indemnify & won't have to pay very expensive
    View original
  • August 17, 2017
    Great Museum for religious tourism! Mathaineis information for the Orthodox! Many images from all!
    View original
  • August 9, 2017
    Dr. Who fans will appreciate it when I say this museum is much larger on the inside than it is on the outside. We were amazed by the sprawling exhibit space and the sheer number of artifacts to explor...  more »

Plan your trip to Athens

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Athens

If you come to Athens for its ancient history, stay in Plaka, a lively neighborhood located within walking distance of the city's major archaeological sites. Although relatively expensive, hotels in this part of town offer spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and rooftop cocktail bars. For less expensive but equally comfortable lodgings, consider boutique hotels and family-run inns in the quiet residential neighborhoods just a short drive south of Plaka. Good rooms fill up early in the season, so plan ahead and book in advance.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Athens by other users

9 days in Greece BY A USER FROM MALTA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Greece BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Greece BY A USER FROM INDIA October, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Athens BY A USER FROM LEBANON December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Athens BY A USER FROM POLAND September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Athens BY A USER FROM MOLDOVA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Athens & Nafplio BY A USER FROM CYPRUS December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans