Benaki Museum 2017-12-26T16:05:42+00:00

Project Description

Athens Mini Sightseeing Tour

We will pick you up at your hotel and then head to Benaki Museum.

Benaki Museum is the oldest museum in Greece operating as a Foundation under Private Law. Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields and its more general range of activities serving more than one social need, the Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex structure within the broader network of museum foundations in Greece. The museum houses the three floors representative works of all eras of Greek history and art from prehistory to modern times.

The initial collection of Antonis Benakis, which is the core of the museum’s collection included works of ancient Byzantine, post-Byzantine, Islamic and traditional art. The collections of the museum also contains works by Asian (mostly Chinese) and Coptic art. Particularly important part of the Photographic Archives of the Benaki Museum was founded in 1973 to collect, preserve, record and document photographs of monuments and an early Christian, Byzantine and post-Byzantine art but quickly expanded through purchases or donations of art photographs. Indicatively, hosted the works of Greek photographer Nelly’s, Voula Papaioannou, Pericles Papachatzidaki Dimitris Charisiadis, Nikolaos Rizos, Nikolaos Tompazis. During the operation, several works of art, collections and buildings have been donated to the museum like Kouloura mansion in Faliro to accommodate the Museum of toys.

After the tour we will leave you at your hotel or anywhere you want in the center of Athens.

Price: 160,00€ (All taxes & toll are included) They don’t include in price any  entrance tickets for museums & archaeological sites.

This price is for Mercedes MiniVan up to 7 passengers.  /  Make a reservation