Athens Benizelou Mansion

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Location: Plaka
Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)

The House of Benizelos Family was most likely constructed in the first half of the 18th century. It is the oldest house and the last surviving konaki in Athens, and it is considered to be one of the few examples of such mansions. It is located in the heart of the historical center of Athens, in the district of Plaka.

The building tells the story of the Benizelos family and Saint Philothei, while at the same time describing 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.

Benizelou Mansion is located at 96 Adrianou Street in Plaka. It is the oldest house in Athens, with its oldest part dating back to the 16th century, even though its construction was completed in the 18th century.
This used to be the residence of Saint Philothei of Athens, whose memory is celebrated on February 19th.

The mansion has now been transformed into a point of historical significance as it now serves as a museum with the help of the National Technical University of Athens.

Benizelou Mansion is open every day except for Wednesdays.
Its closing time is 21:00, while its opening time depends on the day - on Tuesdays and Thursdays, it opens at 10:00 while on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00.

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 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) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also 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 Square in less than 10 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is Monastiraki (Blue Line and Green Line). Note that the Benizelou Mansion is located within a 5-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Mitropoli". Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.



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