Byzantine Pectoral Cross (front and back), Period: Late Byzantine circa: 1200–1400 A.D. , Benaki Museum, Athens. Museum Description: “Gold pectoral in the form of a Resurrection cross with double horizontal arms set with lapis lazuli. The owner’s name, Georgios Varagkopoulos, is inscribed on the back together with his title Sevastos (Augustus), which reflects his high social standing and explains the luxurious quality of the materials and the fine workmanship. “
The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture is housed in one of the most beautiful neoclassical-style buildings in Athens, near the National Garden and the Hellenic Parliament. It was converted into a museum in order to shelter the collections of Antonis Benakis and was donated to the Greek nation by himself and his three sisters, Alexandra, Penelope and Argine. Following its most recent refurbishment (1989–2000), the building houses a unique exhibition on Greek culture arranged diachronically from prehistory to the 20th century.
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Are you ready to experience a sophisticated journey through time? Explore the fascinating city of Athens and create priceless memories you will cherish for a lifetime. Indulge in a boundless adventure and prepare to be amazed while strolling around Athens, the Greek capital. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling alone, with friends, with your better half or with your family. This trip is ideal for cosmopolitan travelers who are looking for a luxurious city break, a short getaway that includes food, culture, history and pampering.
-Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
-A la carte dinner included
-All entrance fees included
-All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
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