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National Archaeological Museum of Athens Tour

Explore ancient Greek treasures with an expert guide
From US$391 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
3 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • National Archaeological Museum of Athens
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  • 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: 
Tickets to the Acropolis and other key sites in Athens are not included in the walk price, and need to be purchased on the day. There are various ticket combinations which visitors should note before deciding which to buy (based on their planned itinerary).

FAQ

What is the Athens Archaeological Site ticket and how does it work?
The Athens Archaeological Site tickets are valid for admission to the Acropolis of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis, Ancient Agora of Athens Museum, Ancient Agora of Athens- Areios Pagos, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Lykeion Archaeological Site, North slope of the Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, and can be used for 5 days after the first entrance. It doesn't include the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

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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Panos was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, personable and energetic. He made the artifacts in the museum come to life! We highly recommend Panos.
Mara was so incredible - her knowledge was vast and her wonderful style of telling the stories behind the objects we were seeing was something we will always treasure. One of the best decisions we made on our trip to Athens!!
Anastasia was wonderful! Totally knowledgeable, a lovely communicator, an exceptional tour guide. She made the Museum come alive and cleverly explained five millennia in only three hours. Well done, Anastasia!!! And, again, thank you, Context Travel.