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Exhibition of Santorini Landscapes by Noted Greek Artists Opens in Athens

An exhibition entirely based on the magical landscapes of Santorini, with an emphasis on 20th century Greek painters, has opened in Athens' Benaki Museum. A selection of eighty-four paintings by notable Greek artists will transport the visitor both to the...

Benaki Museum Hosts Exhibit on Greek Architect Who Built Skopje in 1960's

Constantinos Doxiadis was a Greek architect who played a crucial role in the rebuilding of the city of Skopje in 1963 following a devastating earthquake which destroyed 80 percent of the city's infrastructure. At the time Skopje was part...

Old Athens Comes To Life in Remarkable Exhibit at Benaki Museum

A photography exhibition opens on Wednesday in the Greek capital, with the rare black and white photos shot by the famous photographer Alexander Lamont Henderson being exhibited for the first time to an Athenian audience. Handerson visited Athens in 1904 and...

Vandals Target Athens' Benaki Museum

An 'oil spray' attack at the Benaki Museum in Athens was reported on Monday, with signs of vandalism using a transparent, greasy substance. This is the second time in as many months that vandals have struck, following the first incident...

Dreamer of Greek Timelessness Angelos Delivorias Dies at 81

Angelos Delivorias, one of the most prominent archaeologists of his era and former director of one of Greece’s most prestigious museums, the Benaki, passed away at the age of 81, it was announced on Tuesday. Delivorias, born in Athens, Greece...

Writer's Greek Paradise to Become Intellectual Center

One of Greece's most beautiful homes -- once owned by a British writer described as "a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene" -- is set to become a center for scholars and intellectuals. On Wednesday, Athens' Benaki Museum and Aria Hotels revealed...

The Lure of Greece Explored at Athens' Benaki Museum

The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture presents an exhibition -- Travels in Greece (15th-19th Century) -- which will run until April 29. It includes manuscripts, maps, prints, photographs, drawings and documents, from the Efstathions Finopoulos Collection which was donated to the museum...

Athens Museum Holds 20,000 Childhood Dreams

    All of us had special toys that we treasured as we grew up but not everyone can say they were presented with a wooden horse by the leader of Greece’s independence movement. Yet it is special artifacts like the toy...

Say Cheese! Athens To Join Museum Selfie Day

    The ubiquitous 'selfie' has become a part of modern life and on Wednesday Athens' Benaki Museum will be using them to encourage visitors to say 'cheese' in front of its valuable art collections. The first Museum Selfie Day was in January...