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Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum

As one of Greece’s leading museum institutions under private law, the Benaki Museum aims at inspiring people to reach for knowledge and reflect on cultural heritage, through its extensive collections that cover several cultural fields and its range of activities serving more than one social interest. Its key objectives are:

  • Openness, Democratization of Collections, Flexibility: to provide open access to collections and archives
  • Social Awareness, Social Presence: to be an active member of the community in which it operates for the benefit of the public
  • Research & Collaboration: to establish itself into the wider scientific community on all fields of its interest
  • National & International Presence: to promote the exchange of exhibitions and publications
  • Self-sufficiency, Sustainability, Resilience: to support its financial and organizational operation, thus ensuring its evolution for generations to come.

The Benaki Museum is a network of seven sites across Athens city centre but also in other areas of this dynamic and extraordinary city. Throughout its galleries, different cultures and historical periods meet modern art moves, while rich historical archives bring past wisdom into our contemporary world. Its varied and rare Collection is surrounded by an impressive array of cultural activities. Numerous temporary exhibitions, publications, conferences, concerts and educational programmes make the Benaki Museum a multifarious art institution of the 21st century.

Announcement regarding Covid-19

We understand now that the coronavirus outbreak is affecting all nations worldwide and we hope that you and your family are safe and that life will return back to normal soon.

We know that you are looking forward to travel and enjoy your vacation in a safe environment for you and your family. The Greek government has taken measures earlier than any other European country and the rate of the spreading of the virus now is very low, estimated for the outbreak to end in the next month and the restrictive measures to be lifted. We all work together to get through this crisis the sooner possible and be able to welcome you again in the near future.

Greece has many hidden gems to discover in the mainland, the Peloponnese, the islands of the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. The diversity of the natural beauty and the wide range of attractions offered when exploring the different aspects of the cultural and social environment can create a unique experience to meet with the different expectations various travelers may have.

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We would be happy to share with you the knowledge we have of our country and customize the travel planning for your next trip to Greece.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Greece soon.

Christos Dorziotis