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 well laid out museum of Byzantine culture with a very comprehensive collection of artefacts, tableaux and icons; the descriptions of the artefacts and items are in English and well written and ...  more »
  • The whole, spacious, exhibition is set out in a nice modern building close to the radio mast. There are 11 rooms to walk around. A great number of the exhibits are free-standing and not behind glass, ...  more »
  • Nice building, with great, no flamboyant entrance, like being in a monastery! Worth visiting for a period unknown to most.
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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.