Eternal Greece Ltd

Athens Highlights: the National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum, with city tour

The two most important archaeological museums of Athens with a tour of this illustrious city, a half-day afternoon programme specially designed for museophiles...

Introduction

Specially designed both for museophiles as well as for visitors interested in and enchanted by the history and achievements of Ancient Greece, this novel and convenient half-day afternoon programme combines the exploration of the two most important archaeological museums of Athens with a tour of this illustrious city. The programme is led by a licensed archaeologist-guide, lasts approximately five hours and is offered round the year.

Points of Interest and programme highlights, in chronological sequence

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art, housing in Athens some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide.

Periods and Sections covered:
Prehistoric  |  Mycanean  |  Cycladic  |  Santorini  |  Archaic  |  Classical  |  Hellenistic  |  Roman plus the celebrated Antikythera Mechanism.

On our Athens City Tour en route from the National Archaeological Museum to the Acropolis Museum we will pass by the Athens Academy, University, the ancient Panathenian Stadium (of 566 BC and home to the first modern Olympic Games), the statue of the Discobolus, the all-glass sculpture of Dromeas (the Runner), and the Zappeion complex.

The multiple-award-winning Acropolis Museum focuses on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.

Nearly 4,000 objects over an area of 14,000 square metres are exhibited in the museum.

Are you more independent-minded?
This programme is also available in a self-drive version!
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Starting and ending times

From 14:00 till 16:00 at the National Archaeological Museum, followed by the city tour lasting 45 minutes, arriving at the Acropolis Museum at 17:00 with the tour ending there at 19:00. These times and durations are approximate.

Meeting points and times:

The below two meeting points have been selected conveniently to cover most central Athens hotels, both by foot and via the nearby metro stations.

(A) At 12:45 hrs: The Melina Merkouri Monument, on a small square along Amalias Avenue across from Hadrian’s Arch. Nearest metro station: Acropoli.

(B) At 13:15 hrs: Athens Hotel Titania, at 52 Panepistimiou st.
Nearest metro station: Panepistimio, a four-minute walk.

Drop off point:

Our programme ends at the Acropolis Museum at around 19:00.
Nearest metro station: Acropoli, a three-minute walk from Acropolis Museum.

Included

  • Licensed archeologist-guide throughout the tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus / coach
  • Museum tickets
  • Use of 'Whisper' tour headsets

Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverages

Testimonials

  • “A stunning tour of UNESCO sites.”

    The tour I undertook with Eternal Greece was great – we covered a large number of UNESCO sites in a relatively short space of time, with time spent at each site tailored to my interests. The accommodation also met all expectations, so all in all this was an outstanding experience from which I gained a greater appreciation of Greek history and culture. Thank you Eternal Greece.

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    S Bassett
  • “There is a difference between a tour and an experience. We had the last one.

    It was in every aspect challenging and full of information. We have learned so much and coming back to Athens we will use your expertise once again.”

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    Norbert Wohlfahrt
  • “Fantastic tour of the well known as well as lesser known sites, particularly in the Peloppenese, and including some travel off the beaten track. You think you know Greece, and then find that there is a whole new aspect to explore.

    I can thoroughly recommend Eternal Greece as a tour operator. They will bend over backwards to ensure your needs are met.”

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    Silva Bassett
  • “A memorable experience!”

    …We visited all the places my friends were interested in, our guide was very knowledgeable, the hotels where we stayed could not have been better and Eric was an amazing tour leader. Everything ran smoothly and because of his love and enthusiasm for the land and the people, he made everyone fall in love with Greece. And made me even prouder of my roots than I was before!!! We all had a wonderful time!
     
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    Saisurya
  • “Wonderful Athens Museums and City Tour arranged by Eternal Greece”

    Mr. Eric C B Cauchi, the director of Eternal Greece arranged a superb Athens Day Tour comprising the National Archaeological Museum, a city tour, and the Acropolis Museum for my family which took approximately five hours. We would recommend Mr. Cauchi for his politeness, professional manner, and excellent care and concern that we should be happy with our tour in every respect. He also followed up to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction, which it was. Most highly recommended!

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    Robert K

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