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Athens: National Archeological Museum Private Guided Tour

1. Athens: National Archeological Museum Private Guided Tour

After meeting your friendly and informative guide at the entrance to the National Archaeological Museum your will start your journey through the fascinating history of Ancient Greece. Recognized as one of the greatest exhibitions worldwide, you'll have access to famous relics of the past such as the Gold 'Deathmask of Agamemnon', the 2000-year old 'Antikithera mechanism', the 'Cup of Nestor', the 'Ring of Theseus', not to mention masterpieces of sculpture like the statues of Aphrodite and Poseidon.  For travelers not wanting to miss the essentials of Greece, to the most dedicated of history enthusiasts, this is a hugely informative & fascinating tour suitable for all ages. This tour is simply a must when planning your itinerary in Greece.

Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

2. Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

Start with meeting your guide via pickup from your hotel in Athens. First drive by Hadrian's Arch, a monumental gateway resembling a Roman triumphal arch. Stop at the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, a colossal temple at the center of Athens. Visit the nearby Acropolis with its famous Parthenon. Next, discover the Olympic Stadium at Kallimarmaro, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.  Travel to Mount Lycabettus to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Athens. Visit the breathtaking Athens National Archaeological Museum housing some of the most important artefacts from around Greece. After this stop, drive by the neoclassical buildings of the 'architectural trilogy' consisting of the National Library, Athens University, and the Academy of Athens. Pass by Stadiou Street with the remarkable statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, the General of the War of Independence of 1821. After discovering some of Athens' main sights, travel along the Athens Riviera, the coastal road that passes the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni ,Voula, and Varkiza towards Cape Sounion. Be captivated by the crowning jewel of the peninsula, the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Built between 444 and 440 BC, it is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Greece. Enjoy your refreshments at the snack bar overlooking the temple and the sea. Next, make your way to Kavouri where you will treat your taste buds to delicious Greek delicacies by the Saronic sea, before travelling back to the designated drop-off point in Athens.

Athens: Sightseeing Tour of Ancient Athens

3. Athens: Sightseeing Tour of Ancient Athens

Journey back in time to explore the culture and heritage of Athens with a visit to the Acropolis and its monuments. Admire incredible views over the city and discover the ancient temples dedicated to Greek gods and goddesses. Meet your expert guide outside the Acropolis Museum to begin your fantastic half-day tour.  Visit inside the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum to see sculptures, vases, jewellery, and more from ancient Greece. See iconic landmarks including Hadrian’s Library, the Parthenon, the Stoa of Attalos, and the Ancient Agora. End your tour with a sightseeing walk through the Plaka neighborhood.

Athens: Private Sightseeing Guided Tour with Transportation

4. Athens: Private Sightseeing Guided Tour with Transportation

Explore the Athenian Riviera and the city's top tourist attractions, which include world heritage monuments and the birthplace of modern civilization. Getting to know one of the most beautiful and safest European cities that blends the classic with the modern and the old with the new. Discover Athens with a guide who knows how to make the most of every minute of the day. See the Acropolis and the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Propylaea. Visit the antique theaters that inspired modern art, filled with sculptures, pottery, and priceless gold and silver items. Visit the monastery bazaar and explore popular neighborhoods that are nostalgic for the past. Follow the sounds of Greek music as you walk through Plaka's cobblestone streets. Stop at Lycabettus to take in the panoramic views of the city that reveal every hidden gem. Stop, purchase a ticket, and explore some of Athen's best museums, including the Acropolis Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, Benaki Museum, National Archaeological Museum, and Museum of the Ancient Agora.

Athens: Full-Day Private Tour by Limo-Minivan

5. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour by Limo-Minivan

Start your tour at the Acropolis hill, where you can see the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena, Nike, and Propylaea, and glimpse the famous Parthenon. From the top of Acropolis hill, marvel at the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Areopagus. Move on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. See the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic games of the modern era were held in 1896. Witness the Evzones changing of the guards at the Presidential Palace. Visit the Athens Trilogy of Culture: the National Library of Greece, the Athens University, and the Academy, and see the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Houses of Parliament, Constitution Square, and enjoy a panorama of the city from Lycabettus hill. Drive through modern Athens and stop at Hermou street, the old city Plaka and Flea Market for traditional Greek delicacies, and grab something to drink. If time permits, visit some additional sites such as Hefestus Temple, Kerameikos, Greek & Roman Agora, and Socrates Prison. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the New Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum to complete your experience.

Archaeological Museum and Panoramic Private Tour in Athens

6. Archaeological Museum and Panoramic Private Tour in Athens

Visit the National Archaeological Museum, which is considered to be one of the greatest museums in the world. Its abundant collections, with more than 20,000 exhibits, provide an overview of Greek civilisation up to Late Antiquity. Your guide will take you through the numerous galleries, revealing all the stories that lie beneath the artifacts. You will find many treasures from the past, including sculptures, jewelry, pottery, and the incredible Antikythera Device - a 2000 year-old mechanism found in a shipwreck, which is considered the first computer in human history. You will also enjoy a vehicle tour. You will pass by more distant but equally important sites in the city, such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Zappeion, the monument of the Unknown Soldier, and see the changing of the guards.

Athens: Kerameikos & Archaeological Museum Private Tour

7. Athens: Kerameikos & Archaeological Museum Private Tour

Discover the key ancient sites in Athens during a unique one-day experience filled with beautiful landscapes and archaeological adventures. Upgrade your tour to include a private guided tour with a licensed English-speaking guide, authorized to enter all the archaeological sites with you, or alternatively explore the sites at your own pace without a guide. Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Athens where you will meet your driver and set off on your full-day tour. First, head over to the Acropolis for a tour of the most significant parts of this archaeological site. Walk uphill through the grand marble entrance and marvel at the astonishing construction of the Parthenon, a splendid temple built by the Greeks and dedicated to goddess Athena. Gaze down at the modern city of Athens from the hilltop, exploring all sides for panoramic views of the old town and its picturesque buildings. See the ancient Theater of Dionysus, the Roman Temple of Zeus, and the world-famous Herodeion theater. Then, visit the spectacular Acropolis Museum which houses a wide collection of original sculptures. Marvel at the glass-made floor which reveals the ruins of ancient buildings underneath. On the first floor, admire marble masterpieces and impressive views of the Acropolis Hill, the Lycabettus Hill, and the rest of the city. Next, take a drive around the most popular parts of modern Athens. Take a look at the extraordinary venue for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the Roman temple of Zeus with its imposing pillars, the National Gardens, the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the outstanding 19th-century University of Athens, the Academia, and the National Library. Complete your tour with a visit to the archaeological site of Kerameikos. This unique, extended historical site served as the ancient cemetery of Athens. While walking around the site you can take a look at the ruins of the ancient defense wall that marked the city’s boundaries. Finally, visit the National Archaeological Museum, founded in the 19th-century, which hosts the richest and biggest collection in Greece.

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What people are saying about National Archaeological Museum of Athens

I highly recommend taking a guided tour of this museum, especially speaking as someone who doesn’t typically seek out museums. We really got to learn the context and significance of all the artifacts and sculptures in the museum and how that relates to the history of ancient and modern Greece, all in a way that simply wouldn’t be possible without a guide. If you are going to Athens, you should take this tour.

A recommended tour and worth the spend. Suitable even for first timers in Athens who want to see it all