The Benaki Museum has over 40,000 items that go back thousands of years. Some of the items are as new as 1922, and their artwork has many origins, from Islam to China. The museum has an online calendar where you may learn about their exhibitions and events. You may also buy things from their e-shop.
Benaki Museum Koumpari 1 Koumbari St & Vas. Sofias Av. 106 74 Athens, Greece
Finding The Benaki Museum
From the Acropolis of Athens, you can walk for ten minutes to the Monastiraki Metro Station and get on the metro to the St. Syntagmatos station. From there it is a seven-minute walk along a main road. It is near Syntagma square.
Monday & Tuesday - Closed Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00 Thursday - 09:00 to 11:30 Sunday - 09:00 to 15:00
It is free on Thursdays, but opening ties are variable on that day. Sometimes they close in the morning, and other times they stay open until nine at night. It is very close to Syntagma square, and it is a good place to spend an hour or two. It is a good museum for getting a feel for Greece, and is often more interesting than most people give it credit for.