National Archaeological Museum of Athens Tour

Explore ancient Greek treasures with an expert guide
From US$406 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
3 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Mask of Agamemnon
  • Poseidon of Cape Artemision
  • Collection of Kouros and Kore
  • Jockey of Artemision
Photos & Highlights
  • Detailed exploration of the world’s greatest collection of ancient Greek artifacts
  • Led by an archaeologist
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Tour Description
In this 3-hour tour of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, we'll join an archaeologist for an in-depth discussion of one of the greatest collections of Greek artifacts in the world. Together, we'll not only marvel at the museum's collection of prehistoric and ancient Greek art, but develop a greater appreciation for Greece as a foundation of Western civilization.

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

We’ll begin our conversation just outside the Archaeological Museum, and together we’ll plunge into one of the most exciting museums in Europe. Using the vast collection of visual stimuli available, together we’ll make Greek mythological stories come to life. 


The National Archaeological Museum is home to numerous collections, including the prehistoric collection, with its fascinating objects from the Neolithic, Cycladic and Mycenaean eras. Depending on the interests of the group, we will delve into the museum’s breathtaking sculptures, vases, and metallurgy collections. There is also the opportunity to visit the Egyptian Art section, another world-class collection, featuring tools, jewels, mummies, and spectacular bronzes. 

The Ancient and The Modern

By the end of our time together we’ll have contextualized the collections and have a deeper understanding of what to do in Athens' famous museum, as well as how the iconic statues, vases and other objects fit into the fascinating narrative of culture, art history and Greek myths, and the point at which these disciplines intersect. We’ll also make connections with present-day Athens, and discuss the relevance of ancient history on the lives of the contemporary city and its population.

Please note: 
Starting February 2024, the galleries of the Vases, Metalwork and Minor Arts Collections will not be accessible to visitors due to renovation works.

FAQ

Is this tour suitable for visitors with mobility issues?
Yes. The museum is wheelchair accessible and it has wheelchairs available to loan.
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Marili was excellent. Knowledgeable, passionate and able to build a guiding experience around our interests. Highly recommended.
A fabulous museum and how nice to see the art through the eyes of an expert! We loved Anthi!
It was excellent. Eleftheria was very knowledgeable and very personable. She had an ease with the museum and its exhibits. I really enjoyed my time with her and the museum. Both first class.