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.
Athenaeum InterContinental is located approximately one mile from the Acropolis and the Parthenon and 20 miles from Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.
This location is also within walking distance of Kasomouli Tramway Station, one mile from the Pnyx & Ancient Agora ...
The focal point of Syntagma Square is the parliament building which stands at the highest point of the square. Built
in 1840 under King Otto, this monumental building served as the royal palace until 1910, when it was destroyed ...
Hadrian's Arch (Πύλη του ... stands on the corner of Amalias and Vassilissis Olgas avenues, right next to the Temple
of Olympian Zeus. This tall marble structure was once the city gate connecting the original town of Athens (what ...
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