Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki
(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Preserving the Byzantine heritage of the region, Museum of Byzantine Culture provides insight into the cultural influences on Greece. The galleries are filled with gold-plated religious artifacts representing the Orthodox roots that continue to play an important role in Greek traditions. Almost 3,000 artifacts date from the early Christian period to after the Ottoman Empire. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits in the large galleries, such as the displays showcasing ancient documents or modern photography. Visit the attraction's website for a list of exhibits or to see a schedule of classes available as part of the educational program. Put Museum of Byzantine Culture into our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Thessaloniki.
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  • Museum located beside the Town Hall is dedicated to the culture Byzantine. Time of maximum splendor of the city. I get to be the second most important city of the Byzantine Empire. The Museum is divided into several rooms, where exposed from mosaics, ceramic, until the beautiful icons. Ask at the hotel, because we entered a Sunday and enter free.
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  • The excursion that we went was perfect. On 25/09/2015 epispeftikame the Byzantine Museum which we saw ancient Byzantine stuff like vases, mosaics, statues, etc. the excursion that we did was fantastic and we learned many things. I wish to re-visit.
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  • We have seen much better Byzantine collections in Athens, Istanbul, New York. Really pretty run of the mill collection with heavy doses of glazed bowls and blown up photos, as well as coins that are s...  more »
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  • Beautiful museum packed with artifacts and ancient relics giving an excellent chronological panorama of the city's history. Interestingly, we were the only ones there. The only slight con I suppose would be the amount of walking you have to do in here, since some of the different areas are very far apart within the museum building.
  • Good selection, nicely displayed. Extensive information in Greek and English. Staff is slow, not too efficient and their English is poor but they defintely are friendly and helpful
  • This museum offers both a big collection of artefacts on display and a good presentation with extensive descriptions of both the artefacts and the context (in Greek and English)
  • A relative big museum with intresting object and an easy to follow layout and text is in english making it understandable for everyone.
  • I was pleasantly surprised by it. I recommend it.