Benaki Museum Pireos Street Annexe

Price guide: Mid-range

138 Peireos Avenue, Gazi, Athens

Price guide: Mid-range

Benaki Museum, Peireos
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Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Art, Design and architecture

Best for Culture - Expert review of Benaki Museum Pireos Street Annexe

World class design and architecture exhibitions in a fabulous purpose-built space.

Clad in red marble, the newest wing of the Benaki Museum is an architectural landmark. A ramp leads into an open-air atrium, lined with wooden blinds that reveal and conceal the galleries. From Mexican architecture to paper fashion, the exhibitions are design-led and always exciting. It has a very cool café that’s great for people-watching at weekends, when the museum stays open until 10pm. The brilliant shop showcases local crafts. It’s my failsafe place for beautiful hand-made gifts.

 

Expert tips: 
The atrium occasionally hosts outdoor film screenings in summer.

More information on Benaki Museum Pireos Street Annexe :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Crafts, Museum
Address:
138 Peireos Avenue, Gazi, Athens
Telephone:
+30 210 345 3111
Website:
http://www.benaki.gr
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Wed, Thurs, Sun 10am-6pm, Fri, Sat 10am-10pm. Closed Mon, Tues.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor
Free tags / Keywords:
architecture, crafts, cool cafe, Design

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