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Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
With a massive collection of artifacts from the third century CE through the 20th century, Byzantine and Christian Museum represents one of the leading institutions on Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and culture worldwide. The museum houses more than 25,000 religious artifacts from the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, and post-Byzantine periods, including pictures, scriptures, frescoes, pottery, fabrics, and manuscripts. Discover the impressive collection of Byzantine icons, including the oldest icon, which features the Crucifixion on one side and the Virgin Hodegitria on the other. Through the museum's extensive collection, gain an understanding of Byzantine and Christian history. Use our Athens day trip tool to add Byzantine and Christian Museum and other attractions to your Athens vacation plans.
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  • the issue was waiting for an hour to get inside during the heatwave in August 2021. This actually made us go to Illisia Bistro next door (see our review about it). The museum is actually massive, I.....  more »
  • This museum has a very nice balance of history of early Christianity and actual icons. There are many large displays with reconstructed settings and explanations - for example, of the use of the...  more »
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  • A fascinating insight into the Byzantine world, its faith and its art, leading to the emergence of modern day Greece. The interpretation material is well presented and easily readable, with plenty of artefacts to see. The coffee shop is pretty good too.

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