Private tour - The Best of Athens Sights & Museums (full day)

Type of tour: 
Private Tours
Duration: 
Full day
Licenced guide: 
Theme: 
Sightseeing

Trip advisor rating: 5 stars

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.

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
The highlights 
  • 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.
Important Details 

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 ticket: Senior European citizens over 65 years old- Non European citizens up to 25 years old
free of charge: European citizens up to 25 years old - Children non European citizens under 5 years old

Cancellation Policy 

General conditions:

Except otherwise stated, tours, packages or any service canceled without due notice within three (3) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be no refund.

Any cancellation made within seven (7) – four (4) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 25% charge for services.

In the case of cancelation more than seven (7) days prior to your service confirmed date, there will be a 50% charge for services

For cancellations more than twenty (20) days prior to the tour, there will be a full refund (no charge).

For any cancelations due to bad weather conditions leading to a change in the cruise ship itinerary, there will be a full refund (no charge).

In all of the above cases, bank expenses or administration fees that might occur for the refund will be deducted from the amount.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.

 

No servant or agent of ours can vary our conditions and any such purposed variation shall be of no effect unless it has been signed by one of our directors.

 

All matters concerning this booking shall be subject to Greek Law.

 

 

Small group tours:

Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.

In such case, no compensation will be paid or requested from The Travel Insiders. In the event of “Places of Interest” being closed or road conditions en-route prevent the tour as advertised being operated, every endeavor will be made to substitute an alternative, but the company reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements.

Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (8 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.

If there is not enough participation (minimum 8 participants), you will be notified via email, in which case you can alternatively book a private tour at a special price, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.

 

Cancellations can only be made by confirmed email communication.