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Benaki Museum

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Benaki Museum

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Delphi Day Trip from Athens

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Take a day trip from Athens to Delphi, one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites, all without worrying about transportation or tickets. Admire the scenery en route and tour the Temple of Apollo and other relics as your guide explains the site’s significance. Then, explore Delphi Archaeological Museum to see its classical artifacts. Includes coach travel with Athens hotel (or city center) pickup and drop-off, plus an optional lunch upgrade.
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permia wrote a review Sep. 2020
Ireland36,893 contributions1,654 helpful votes
With a scope from antiquity to much on the War of Independence and into the last century, it’s an absorbing couple of hours immersion. Pottery from ancient times include geometric amphora with black painted figures and patterns. Grave steles and reliefs from a couple of millennia ago are impressive. A Flag of Hydra has images that are a symbol of that island’s dominance in naval warfare. Byzantine art is plentiful. A beautiful aged iconostasis with exquisite carvings was one of the highlights for us. Icons and other holy items are well worth perusing. Coverage of the War of Independence is comprehensive. Numerous paintings portray the agony suffered, one such being Jean N. Mercier's Refugees from Missolonghi. A couple of magnificent reception rooms from Macedonia have superlative gildings and wood carvings. An exhibition comprising a Photographic History of Athens was quite interesting with many evocative black and white old photographs.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Bella D wrote a review Aug. 2020
Milan, Italy8 contributions10 helpful votes
The building is beautiful and there is much to see, but we felt uncomfortable during our trip. Some of the museum staff were wearing masks which did not cover their noses, and some of them were not wearing masks at all. In other circumstances, we would have enjoying the museum but some of the staff marred the experience for us.
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Date of experience: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
tenerani83 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Rome, Italy81 contributions78 helpful votes
The museum is open and with almost no visitors, there is not better time to visit it! The bar terrace is also worth a sundowner
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Karen P wrote a review May 2020
Girona, Spain799 contributions78 helpful votes
I was a little overwhelmed here by the volume of information available. However, I particularly enjoyed the textile exhibitions and the Macedonian room layouts which brought the history more alive. Certainly left me wanting ro read up more on Greek history and geography.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Papaschmidt wrote a review Mar. 2020
Melbourne, Australia98 contributions36 helpful votes
We loved this museum which is far less popular than the ancient sites and museums, but just as interesting. It covers a lot of Modern Greek history and culture with some absolutely fascinating material. It is in a lovely neo-classical building with a nice cafe bar and balcony as well.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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