Housed in a three-storey neoclassical building, the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art is dedicated to showcasing the evolution of Islamic art alongside the historic development of Islamic civilization. Closely located to other major archaeological sites including the grounds of ancient Agora, the Doric temple of Hephaestus and the ancient Kerameikos necropolis, the museum’s exhibits come from all over the world, including the Middle East, the Far East and North Africa.
The museum’s collection of Islamic art, which includes 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, ranks among the most important in the world. Offering a refreshing break from Classical Athens, temples and amphorae, the Benaki Museum of Islamic is a must-visit!
Thursday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Note: The museum is closed from Monday to Wednesday.
Full Admission: 9 euros
Reduced prices (for students, persons over 65, teachers, archaeologists, conservators, members of Hellenic Chamber of Fine Arts and Hellenic Ministry of Culture card holders) are:
- Full Admission: 7 euros
- Journalists: 1 euro
Free admission is permitted for members of Benaki Museum, unemployment card holders, persons under 22, disabled persons, guides and ICOM members.
Note: Free admission is also allowed every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. excluding organized tours and guided group visits as well as on International Museum Day (18th May) if the building remains open.
For the most updated information on timings and ticket prices, visit https://www.benaki.org/