Byzantine Museum

22 Vasilissis Sofias Ave 106 75 Athens


The Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens is one of the most important public institutions in Greece, established in the early 20th century (1914) in order to collect, study, preserve and exhibit the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine cultural heritage in the Hellenic territory.

The museum collection contains an important number (approximately 30,000) of works of art such as icons, sculptures, ceramics, ecclesiastical textiles, paintings, jewelries and architectural elements (wall paintings and mosaics).

The permanent exhibition is divided in two main parts:

The first is devoted to Byzantium (4th -15th c. AD) and contains 1200 artifacts and the second entitled "From Byzantium to the modern era" presents 1500 artworks dating from the 15th to 20th century.

Opening hours:


Tuesday-Sunday: 08.00-20.00

Monday: 13.30 - 20.00

November - April:

Tuesday-Sunday: 08.30 ?15.00


Monday (November - April), 1st January, 25th March,

Good Friday (open: 12.00-17.00), Easter, 1st May,

25th-26th December


General admission: 4 €

Discount: 2 €

Free admission: under 18 years old
Published: 1 Jun. 2010
Published by: MyTraveler

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