Museum of Byzantine Culture: a guide to Byzantine Thessaloniki

Museum of Byzantine Culture: a guide to Byzantine Thessaloniki

11,99

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Museum of Byzantine Culture: a guide to Byzantine Thessaloniki

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Overview

  • 2h 40min
  • 142 stories
  • 0km distance
  • 36 stops

An imperial city deserves a museum able to display its rich cultural heritage. The Byzantine Empire was a political, economic and cultural powerhouse for a millennium and Thessaloniki was its second most important city after Constantinople. The Museum of Byzantine Culture opens a stunning window to a civilisation unlike any other.

Waltz in the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into one of the most iconic museums of Thessaloniki. Start your tour from the entrance of the museum listening to the stories about its foundation, and continue to meet the Wall mosaic from Acheiropoietos Church, the St Demetrius orans and donors mosaic, getting acquainted with the  Silver reliquary, the Triclinium from a house in Thessaloniki and The tomb of Susanna, among other treasures.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * Entrance fee to the museum is not included.

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European Museum of the Year

The wealth of mediaeval archaeological discoveries in Thessaloniki required a proper museum for their exhibition. The first proposal was submitted in 1913, but it was only eight decades later that the Museum of Byzantine Culture was finally ready to receive its first guests. The building was designed by the internationally renowned architect and painter Kyriakos Krokos, who envisioned ‘a space where movement gives a sense of freedom by invigorating the senses, and where the exhibit becomes a surprise during movement’. Krokos’ design received widespread acclaim. In 2005, the Museum of Byzantine Culture received the “European Museum of the Year” award. The collection includes more than 46,000 artefacts dating from the second to the twentieth centuries.

Leonidas Argyros

A grumpy man with a PhD. He is fascinated by words; when he sees them forming beautiful sentences he feels like an apprentice wizard who just produced fancy potions out of cauldrons full of frog legs and tears of bats. In his spare time he roams about town or watches anything produced and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, an inexhaustible source of similes. In Canada, he learned to love the cold, but he is much happier working in Athens.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance tickets to the museum are not included.
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Leof. Stratou 2, Thessaloniki 546 40

Starting point

Entrance of the Museum

Directions to starting point

The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the Entrance of the Museum (Leof. Stratou 2, Thessaloniki 546 40). You can reach the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki via a city bus. Reach the bus stop Museum of Byzantine Culture via the lines 3, 5, 6, 33, 39, 78.

Finishing point

The tour ends at the entrance of the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki (Leof. Stratou 2, Thessaloniki 546 40).

Important information

Opening hours

Daily 8AM – 8PM

On Good Friday the  Museum is open from 12:00 to 17:00 and on Holy Saturday from 08:00 to 15:00

Recommended visiting hours

Daily 8AM – 8PM

Additional admission

Entrance fee to the museum is not included.

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki are not included.
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included.
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well.
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB).
  • Both the Museum building itself and its exhibition spaces, are accessible to people with special mobility needs.

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged and that you bring your earphones.
  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Image Credits:

Central: © Tilemahos Efthimiadis / Commons Wikimedia

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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