The findings here are presented floor by floor, according to the order of the periods. They begin with the prehistoric and modern times, through the Roman and Byzantine culture and the fall of Constantinople, Greece's struggle for independence and democracy in the 19th and 20th centuries and up to the present.
There are a wealth of fascinating exhibits, including spectacular and historic mosaics, antique jewelry and a costume exhibition from all over Greece, considered a unique collection.
Founded in 1930 by a Greek collector named Arthur Benaki of Alexandria, the museum is housed in an impressive building with a fine art shop and café, offering a magnificent view of Athens.
Under 22 - Free entrance.