• The best of Athens Museums
  • Classic bronze spear thrower
  • Archaeological Museum The Jockey of Artemision
  • The Kouroi in the Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • National Archaeological Museum tour
  • The Golden Mask of Agamemnon
  • National Archaeological Museum tours
  • The Antikythera Mechanism
  • Athens the Acropolis Museum
  • Acropolis Museum floor
  • The Parthenon Pediments
  • National Archaeological Museum cafe
  • Athens Plaka tour
  • The Plaka District in Athens
Destination:
Athens, Piraeus
Duration:
Full day
Type of tour:
Private Tours
Theme:
Sightseeing
Type of vehicle:
mini bus, minivan

The glorious history of Greece has bestowed upon the modern generations grand monuments and treasures showcased in world-class museums that are well-worth visiting. Athens has a plethora of landmarks and museums that host various evidences mirroring its ancient history and exploring them is one of the best things to do in Athens.

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world. It is situated in a majestic neoclassical building created by L. Lange and Ziller in the 19th century. Its collection consists almost exclusively of masterpieces. Countless spectacular objects trace the development of Greek art through its many periods.

The Acropolis Museum is often touted as the best museum in Greece and Europe’s leading tourist attraction. This multiple-award-winning museum focuses on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. It houses artifacts found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. Underneath the building are the excavations of Ancient Athens.

The Acropolis of Athens is a universal symbol of the classical spirit and civilization and one of the most significant UNESCO world heritage sites in the world. The ancient citadel is located on a rocky outcrop above the city and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.

Plaka, "the old", as the name itself reveals, is the most beautiful district of the historical center. Nestled in the shadow of the Acropolis, this nostalgia-inducing neighborhood offers a labyrinth of narrow lanes decorated with Byzantine temples, neoclassical pastel-colored houses, sidewalk cafés, family-run tavernas, and quaint shops.

  • Visit the historical center of Athens, the home of democracy and philosophy; the city of Goddess Athena, the Goddess of wisdom, and of the great philosophers, Socrates and Plato.
  • The first stop will be at the National Archaeological Museum to admire the golden Mask of Agamemnon, now said to actually belong to a king who lived at least 300 years before the mythic Mycenean leader.
  • The kouroi from the 8th century BC onward will lead you to the Classical bronze spear thrower who represents either Poseidon or Zeus.
  • Do not miss the famous Antikythera mechanism, “The World's First Computer”, once used for astronomical observations, which has created worldwide interest.
  • Next stop, the Acropolis Museum, the new heart of this old city, to discover the significant artifacts found on the Sacred Rock and its slopes.
  • Underneath this cutting-edge museum are the excavations of Ancient Athens. Become a part of history as you walk on the glass floor of the museum, the only thing separating you from her glorious past!
  • Then, climb up the sacred hill to the Acropolis site and witness close up the well-preserved masterpieces of Greek Classical art and architecture that crown the city.
  • Admire the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion with the famous Caryatid Statues and the magnificent Parthenon.
  • Wrap up your tour with a stroll through the alleys of Plaka, the "Neighborhood of the Gods" which is located nearby.
  • Enjoy your free time shopping, tasting the local cuisine or simply relaxing at one of its traditional cafés which adorn its tangled cobblestone alleys.

Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Guided tour by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (upon request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities


Admission

ticket for the National Archaeological Museum: 10€ per person
ticket for the Acropolis Archeological site: 20€ per person
ticket for the Acropolis Museum: 5€ per person
reduced tickets for site & museums: senior citizens with an EU passport
free of charge: students with EU student ID and under 18 years old