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Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens

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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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  • We went on Sunday, February 5th to visit part of the Hermitage Collection. The first Sunday of every month the entrance is free so there was a queue that day. I didn't visit the permanent collection b...  more »
  • The permanent exhibition on the Byzantine Empire is particularly interesting. Currently (until February 28, 2017) there is an exhibition from the Museum of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, with a collect little many but rich. Admission €8 in season, €4 winter. Free for teachers, students...
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  • As we have seen many places in Athens, we decided to visit this place and were impressed. It has a lovely place to eat as well.