Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

4.4
#5 of 73 in Museums in Athens
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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  • If you’re looking to see post-classical art and artifacts, there’s plenty to see here — c.400-1453. Interior of Byzantine church full size with wall paintings is fabulous. If, however, you might be...  more »
  • We spent an hour in this fabulous museum, would have loved longer but our transport got a little messed up and we were heading to the airport! Staff on reception were really lovely. The kids...  more »

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