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Museums in Athens

There are nearly 250 Museums through out Greece, with many in Athens, so I am only going to give information on some of the more popular ones. The National Archaeological Museum and Acropolis Museum both have pages dedicated only to them as they are two of the most important museums in the world.

Athens War Museum

The Athens War Museum was created in 1975 and is basically a museum of the Greek armed forces. The museum exhibits weapons, uniforms and many other items to do with war from ancient Greece, China, Japan all the way through to present day. There are even real fighter planes outside just before the entrance, which is quite impressive.

The Athens War Museum is on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, admission is free.

Benaki Museum

The Benaki Museum is a collection of more than 30,000 items from Greece over the period from Ancient Greece all the way up until the early 20th century. Ther are items from Roman, Frankish and Ottoman occupation, icons from Byzantine Greece, this museum is for anyone interested in the whole history of Greece, not just the ancient which is covered by the more famous museums of Athens.

The Benaki museum is located on 1 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue. Admission is 6 Euros.

Byzantine Museum

The Byzantine Museum is a collection of items from the Byzantine period and has the worlds best collection of Byzantine icons. There is also a large range of sculptures dating back to the 4th century to 19th century.

The Byzantine Museum is located at 22 Vasilissas Sophias. Admission is 4 Euros.