The Benaki Museum / Pireos 138 is a hub of visual and performing arts with 3,000 sq.m. of exhibition space and a 360-seat lecture and concert theatre, housed at a refurbished industrial building. A shop specializing in Greek design and a creative-cooking restaurant make Pireos 138 a popular haunt in one of most ancient and fastest-developing areas of Athens.
The Benaki Museum, founded by Antonis Benakis in 1930, is among the most extensive and innovative museum organizations in Europe. Diverse cultures from all historical periods meet contemporary art movements across a network of venues all over Athens – and beyond.