Wheelchair Access at Benaki Museum of Greek History and Culture

Aerial photo of the Benaki Museum. The accessible entrance is through the alley shown on the left side of this picture.

  Wheelchair access at the Benaki Museum of Greek History and Culture is possible via an accessible entrance at the rear of the building. To reach it, you will need to go down the alley on the left hand side of the building. Once inside you can take an elevator to the exhibition levels.

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All areas of the museum are step-free except for a few exhibition rooms on the café level that have steps leading to them. The café also has a few steps leading to it.Path from the street to the entrance.

There are English captions but the captions don’t provide much context. Consequently, I didn’t enjoy the museum as much as the nearby Byzantine and Christian Art Museum and Cycladic Art Museum.

If you approach from Syntagma Square, you will need to go up a hill with 3 star flatness.Alley leading to accessible entrance.

Is there an accessible entrance? Yes, to the left of the building is an alley which leads to the back of the building. There you will find level access into the building and an elevator up to the exhibition floors.

Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? Motion activated

Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? In front of the building on Leoforos Vasileos Sofias street The accessible entrance is flat.

What are the nearby tube stations? Metro lines 2, 3 (Syntagma & Evagelismos stations)

What bus lines pass nearby? Busses 022, 060, 200, 203, 204, 211, 214, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 231, 235, 408, 419, 601, 603, 622, 815, Α5, Γ5, Ε5Θ, Ε6, Ε7
Trolley-busses 3, 7, 8, 13

Where is the closest disabled parking? Book an accessible hotel room here and I’ll find out for you

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? Flat and smooth outside the building

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 90%

Which parts are not accessible? A few exhibition rooms on the café level are not handicapped accessible.

Are there loaner wheelchairs? Yes

Is there an accessible toilet? The door to the toilet on the café level is not wide enough for a wheelchair. Book an accessible hotel room here and I’ll find out for you if there is another toilet that is accessible.
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair?
Are there grab bars?
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet?

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up stepsNo guided tours

Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No
…loaner wheelchairs?  No
…accessible tours? No guided tours


Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Free admission for someone with a disability and an escort.

Opening Hours: Closed Tuesday. 9-15:00 on Sunday. 9-17:00 on all other days

How many hours do most able-bodied tourists spend there on their first visit?  1 hour or less

Address: 1 Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave.
Telephone: +30 210 367 1000
Website: http://www.benaki.gr/index.asp?lang=en
Email: benaki@benaki.gr

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