Benaki Museum of Islamic Art Entrance Ticket
In the historical centre of Athens, in a complex of neo-classical buildings, is located the Benaki Museum which houses a unique exhibition of Islamic art collections and examples of all its local variations from as far as India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily and Spain. The Benaki Museum of Islamic art ranks among the most important in the world.
per adult from
1 to 8 hours
What's included :
- Free WiFi internet access
- Benaki Museum entrance ticket
- Entry/Admission - Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Visit: Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, 22 Agion Asomaton 12 Dipilou St., Athens 10553 Greece
Admire more than 8,000 works of art, including ceramics, gold, metalwork, textiles and glass, smaller groupings of bone objects, inscribed funerary steles and weaponry, as well as the marble-faced interior of a reception room from a 17th-century Cairo mansion. The collections present the evolution of Islamic civilization from the first appearance to the 19 century. The most important artifacts of the collection are the two carved wooden memorial door panels from 8th century Mesopotamia as well as the unique reed wat from 10th-century Tiberias, the small brass box bearing the signature of Ismail ibn al-Ward al-Mausili dated 1200, the bronze astrolabe of Ahmad ibn al-Sarraj dated 1328/29, and the famous 16th century velvet saddle from Bursa. The first artifacts have been collected by Antonis Benakis in Egypt at the beginning of the 20th century. Similar collections from Europe and America complete the Benaki Museum collection.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, 22 Agion Asomaton 12 Dipilou St., Athens 10553 Greece
Departure Time :1/15/2018 - 3/31/2021
Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- To avoid delays, you are asked to avoid carrying large bags and luggage into the museum.
- The museum provides free WiFi internet access throughout the building
- Your Viator voucher is only valid and redeemable for the selected date of booking
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.