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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.

Athens: National Archaeological Museum Private Guided Tour

2. Athens: National Archaeological Museum Private Guided Tour

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the world's great museums. Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the 19th century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all over Greece. Its abundant collection, with more than 11,000 exhibits, provides a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of prehistory to late antiquity. The museum is housed in an imposing neoclassical building from the end of the 19th century, which was designed by L. Lange and remodeled by Ernst Ziller. The vast exhibition space, numerous galleries on each floor accounting for a total of 8,000 square meters, houses five large permanent collections. For example, the Collection of Prehistoric Antiquities, which includes works of the great civilizations that developed in the Aegean from the 6th millennium B.C. to 1050 B.C. (Neolithic, Cycladic and Mycenaean) and finds from the prehistoric settlement at Thera. The Sculptures Collection shows the development of ancient Greek sculpture from the 7th to the 5th centuries B.C. with unique masterpieces. The Vase and Minor Objects Collection, which contains representative works of ancient Greek pottery from the 11th century B.C. to the Roman period, also includes the Stathatos Collection, a corpus of minor objects from all periods. In the Bronze Collection, you'll find many fundamental statues, figurines and minor objects. And finally, you'll see the only Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities Collection in Greece, with works dating from the pre-dynastic period (5000 B.C.) to the Roman conquest.

Athens: Highlights Tour of Classical Athens

3. Athens: Highlights Tour of Classical Athens

Be inspired by the Acropolis with the colonnaded majestic Parthenon temple, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of Olympiad Zeus, the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium or Kalimarmaro, the dazzling Acropolis Museum and the captivating National Archaeological Museum. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from Mount Lycabettus, 300 metres above sea level before being tantalised by the neoclassical buildings of the ‘architectual trilogy’ consisting of the National library, Athens University and the Academy of Athens. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the Royal Guards at Constitution Syntagma Square is also intriguing! Lively Monastiraki known for iconic landmarks such as the ruins of Hadrian’s library, the Stoa of Attalos and the ancient Agora together with its flea market is of significant interest! Explore the narrow cobblestone streets lined with tiny shops, sidewalk cafes and authentic tavernas at Plaka!

Archaeological Museum and Panoramic Private Tour in Athens

4. 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.

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What people are saying about National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

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.

Christos was great! He was so knowledgeable and conveyed the information in a way that made us feel engaged. He's very passionate about Greek history. He's got a quick pace because there is just too much to see in the museum in less than 2 hours. We explored a little longer after the tour to see the rest. It was definitely more enjoyable when we had Christos!

The booking process was easy. We contacted the guide Christos and met him at the museum. He bel-Ed us get tickets and took us through the museum with wonderful and informative explanations It’s a great way to see the museum

Christos was knowledgable and fun. There was so much to see at the museum and he made it easy and interesting. My two daughters (9 and 7 yo) loved it. I highly recommend this museum and this tour when in Athens.

We were very well accompanied through the museum and received the most important information. Mr. Christos Theodoropoulos was a great guide.