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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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  • You can experience the development of the byzantine and Christian iconography by textual explanations (in English and Greek) along the exposed objects.  more »
  • I brought my 4 year old and never before have I felt more uncomfortable in a place. I can't understand how unemployment in Greece is over 20%; it seems like half of Athens is paid to wander around thi...  more »
  • ilias kontozamanis' exhibition " the byzantine world" is one of the best art exhibitions taking place in the capital right now. definitely must visit  more »