Eight thousand years of Greek history come alive in the Benaki Museum (Μουσείο ... More
Eight thousand years of Greek history come alive in the Benaki Museum (Μουσείο Μπενάκη). Enjoy prehistoric works of art, rare manuscripts, Byzantine icons, historic weapons, and paintings. The greatest attraction is the reconstructions of 18th- and 19th-century living. The museum also features a Childhood and Toy Department (with 15,000 historic games and children's items from around the world). Since its re-opening in 2000, the collections for Islamic Art and Chinese porcelain moved to satellite museums. A museum shop and a roof garden with a restaurant are available to visitors.
Visiting the Benaki Museum about 30 years ago, was one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had. The collection of widows' tear bottles is enlightning and marvelous. The museum had its inception because a man loved to collect art wherever he went....and when he died his many different collections were gathered to form the museum...which might also have been his home.
The world famous goldsmith Ilias Lalaounis has always been fascinated by antique jewels. So it comes as no surprise that
many of his designs were inspired by Greek and Asian history. A 3,000 piece collection (including some of his ...
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The Melia Athens is centrally located just a few steps from the major Metro station of the city and the
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