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Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens

(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • First time at the Museum for the HERMITAGE exhibition, which saw high value art. The exhibits were excellent, but few in quantity. Unfortunately it was closed the rest of the Museum, due to a lack of staff and will be open again all the halls from May. Opportunity to perfect because it is very nice environment.
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  • For which of the Paleochristian and Byzantine history, this museum. Quiet atmosphere, pleasant contrast with the bustle of Athens.
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  • We went to the Museum to see the collection of the Hermitage! It was the first time in many years that we went to the Museum and we won! First of all, the space is beautiful, bright, with lovely garden and contemporary, the collections are interesting and the staff very polite and helpful! It is worth to go to visit
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