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National Archaeological Museum

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Benaki Museum

National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum are both praised by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, National Archaeological Museum scores significantly better than Benaki Museum. National Archaeological Museum ranks #1 in Athens with recommendations from 9 reviewers such as Travel + Leisure, Afar Magazine and Michelin Guide.

National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum are both praised by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, National Archaeological Museum scores significantly better than Benaki Museum. National Archaeological Museum ranks #1 in Athens with recommendations from 9 reviewers such as Travel + Leisure, Afar Magazine and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Athens
location

Patission 44, Athens 10682, Greece

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Artistic highlights from every period of its ancient civilization, from Neolithic to Roman times, make this a treasure trove beyond compare. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Most people head straight into the Mycenaean gallery, with its stunning gold masks, cups, dishes, and jewelry unearthed from the site of Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    With its enormous collection of Greek (and some Egyptian!) art, there’s no shortage of muscular frames and nude bods here. Oh, and some great art as well. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    One of the world’s most important museums, the National Archaeological Museum houses the world's finest collection of Greek antiquities. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Lavrio's small archaeological museum holds finds from the area, some dating to 5000 BC. Full Review →

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#3 in Athens

1, Koumbari St & Vas. Sofias Av., Athens 106 74, Greece

  • 7 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Greece's oldest private museum received a spectacular addition in 2004, just before the Athens Olympics, with a hyper-modern new branch that looks like it was airlifted in from New York City. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Benaki is small enough that you do not feel overwhelmed, yet it packs in treasures from the Neolithic era all the way to the 20th century. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    Come to the stately Benaki Museum for a truly grandiose museum experience. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Greece’s finest private museum contains the vast collection of Antonis Benakis, accumulated during 35 years of avid collecting in Europe and Asia. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Expanded and organised along chronological lines from the prehistoric to the present day, underlining the continuity of Greek culture and traditions. Full Review →

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