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Museum of Byzantine Culture Tours and Activities

Museum of Byzantine Culture
As befits a city that was under Byzantine rule between the fifth and 13th centuries, Thessaloniki has a rich and priceless supply of Byzantine antiquities that are chronologically displayed in the city’s award-winning contemporary museum. Opened in September 1994, the Museum of Byzantine Culture was designed by modernist architect Kyriakos Krokos and has spectacular displays of mosaic fragments, icons, stone tablets bearing ancient inscriptions and delicate wall paintings taken from tombs. Although some of the almost 43,000 artifacts in the collection were moved there from the Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens, most were unearthed locally.

The three permanent exhibitions walk through the centuries of Byzantine rule in Thessaloniki, while the final two rooms display icon collections and religious engravings donated to the museum by Greek philanthropists. Multi-themed temporary exhibitions alternate precious treasures from the museum’s repository, and staff also operate vital conservation and preservation work onsite.

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2 Stratou Avenue, Thessaloniki. Opening hours Apr–Oct Mon 
1.30pm–8pm; Tue–Sun 8am–3pm; Nov–Mar Mon 10am–5pm, Tue–Sun 8am–3pm. Admission adults €4; seniors, students and under 18 €2.50.  Bus no. 7, 10, 11, 31, 39 or 58 to Stratou Avenue.
Address: 2 Stratou Avenue, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia 54640, Greece
Hours: Apr–Oct Mon 1.30pm–8pm; Tue–Sun 8am–3pm. Nov–Mar Mon 10am–5pm; Tue–Sun 8am–3pm
Admission: Adults: €4; Seniors, students and under 18: €2.50
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Thessaloniki: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

Thessaloniki: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

The Greek port city of Thessaloniki is known for its magnificent Byzantine and Ottoman-era monuments, but many travelers never explore beyond the historic sites. On this tour, discover the city through the eyes of a Thessaloniki local and enjoy a personalized itinerary custom-made for you. Your ‘Lokafyer’ guide is no typical tour guide—instead, they will show you around the city like a friend; take you to the museums, markets, and neighborhoods that they know and love; and give you tips on where to eat, drink, and shop in the city.
  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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What are Museum of Byzantine Culture hours of operation?
Museum of Byzantine Culture hours of operation: Apr–Oct Mon 1.30pm–8pm; Tue–Sun 8am–3pm. Nov–Mar Mon 10am–5pm; Tue–Sun 8am–3pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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