Benaki Museum Pireos Street Annexe

Address: 138 Peireos Avenue, Gazi, Athens, Greece
Telephone: +30 210 345 3111

- Mid-range


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.


Value for money

Expert tips

The atrium occasionally hosts outdoor film screenings in summer.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Art
  • Design and architecture