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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  • A museum thas has stored the history of the Byzantine period.. Wonderful building, you can also admire exhibits from the religious community of Athos... 
  • A unique Museum, with wonderful exhibits from the Mount Athos. Lovely building and with several events throughout the year in the courtyard of the Museum.
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  • Modern and splendid Museum. After many visits to Thessaloniki has finally managed to see it!!! In xenagei the greatness of Byzantium and highlights the arikti relationship of Thessaloniki with the Byzantine culture.
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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.