Athens Benizelou Mansion

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Location: Plaka

The house of Benizelos family was constructed most likely in the first half of the 18th century. In Athens, it is the oldest house and the last surviving konaki and it is considered to be one of the few examples of such mansions, preserved in southern Greece. It is located in the heart of the historical centre of Athens. It tells the story of Benizelos family and St Philothei, while at the same time describes the habits and the traditions of the Athenian aristocracy before the greek revolution against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. Visitors can enjoy a walk among the building and discover its interactive digital applications.

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Benizelou Mansion, from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.

On foot: As the Benizelou Mansion is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma metro station, in less than 10 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is “Monastiraki” on lines 1 and 3. Note that the Benizelou Mansion is located within a 5-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.

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