modern Greek state.
Every Thursday, from 9 a.m. to midnight, visitors can explore the Benaki Museum for free. On the other six days of the week, admission is €6 per person—still quite a bargain. The Benaki Museum also offers several discounts on admission. Check the museum’s site for details.
The Benaki Museum is also a wonderful place to take kids, especially if you buy them Eleni Geroulanou’s book, “The Alphabet Book of the Benaki Museum” which is sold for €15 in the museum store. Written in Greek, it highlights objects on display in the Benaki Museum beginning with each letter of the Greek alphabet. The fun part is exploring the museum in search of each item—a brilliant and exciting treasure hunt for all ages!
The current temporary exhibit, (English title: “The Journey: The Greek American Dream“) runs through Sunday, February 25, 2007.