News and Announcements

12 March 2019
The Benaki Museum at the 8th Athens Half Marathon “I RUN FOR THE BENAKI”

The Benaki Museum following its presence at the 36th Athens Marathon, participates on the 8th Athens Half Marathon, organized by SEGAS - Hellenic Athletics Federation and the City of Athens and taking place on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

A team of 39 runners will be representing the Benaki Museum in the 3km, 5km and 21km races.

On this occassion, on Saturday, March 16th 2019, the Museum will be offering to runners of all races, the opportunity to visit its collections and exhibitions with free admission to the Benaki Museum buildings (Museum of Greek Culture, Museum of Islamic Art, Ghika Gallery, Benaki Toy Museum and Benaki Museum / Pireos 138), upon display of their registration number at the entrance. 

Furthermore, it has organized two tours:

Saturday 16.03.2019

11:00 - The Olympic Games through the Benaki Museum Historical Archives (conducted in Greek)

12:00 Thematic Tour: “The Olympic Games in Antiquity. For an olive wreath” (conducted in Greek)

REGISTRATION is required on

For more information please contact: 212 6875299, Monday - Friday, 11.00-15.00

Benaki Museum / Press Office : 212 6875272