Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

(4.5/5 based on 650+ 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 very atmospheric presentation of the Byzantine culture of Thessaloniki. Although it focuses primarily on temples and religious icons, the meticulous way in which you place the visitor creates an almost sacramental sense
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  • Also offered are the Byzantine Museum of Athens. Exhibits were placed to understand how Christianity is going.
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  • The setting up of the Museum is wonderful. The exhibits relating to the Byzantine history very interesting. Museum which has to give a lot of visitors. Recommended for anyone who is interested
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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.