Greek traditions, customs & folk art
Kids’ friendly visit to the Byzantine & the Benaki Museums
Everyday objects with sophisticated decoration, precious jewelry of high aesthetics and craftsmanship, gold coins symbols of the Byzantine Emperors, rare manuscripts and icons of vast artistic value compose a puzzle of a 1000 years of history of the Byzantine Empire.
The spacious halls of the Byzantine museum will guide our visit through the glorious history of the Byzantine Empire. The children will learn to recognize the boundaries of the empire, its radiance and significance until today and have a taste of the everyday life of the people that lived in it. Emperors and peasants, saints and common people will tell us their story through the various exhibits and will be the guides to our journey. On the Benaki Museum we will leave the artifacts of the Neoclassic Art Collection to take us on a journey from Crete to Macedonia and from Zakynthos to Kappadokia, reviving the everyday life of Hellenism during the 18th and 19th century. Goldwork outfits, embroideries full of imagination, colorful ceramics that point the high standards of our popular culture.
A 3 hrs family-friendly tour