Benaki Museum of Islamic Art

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Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry Fees : Full Admission: EUR 9
Reduced Admission: EUR 7 (Students, Teachers, Senior citizens, Archaeological, Conservators, HMC Cardholders, European Youth Cardholders, HCFA Members)
Children & People under 22 yrs, Disabled People, Members, Guides: Free
Journalists: EUR 1

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Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Athens Overview

The Benaki Museum of Islamic Art is the oldest and largest museum in Greece that features Greek artworks from the prehistoric period to the contemporary era. The museum is lodged in a complex of elegant buildings in the historical heart of Athens. It is located at the corner of Agion Asomaton and Dipylou streets in the Kerameikos district.

Benaki Museum operates as an institution under private law. There is a considerable collection of Asian art. Besides, the museum hosts several exhibitions periodically and sustains an ultra-modern restoration and conservation workshop. There are some notable archaeological attractions in the surrounding area, including the Doric temple of Hephaestus, the grounds of the ancient Agora, and the museum of the ancient Kerameikos necropolis.

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