Eternal Greece Ltd

Prehistoric Athens and Athenian Panorama from Lycabettus Hill

The prehistory of Greece at the two most important archaeological museums of Athens combined with a visit to the highest hill of Athens, for a panoramic view of this illustrious city...

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 study of the prehistory of Greece at the two most important archaeological museums of Athens with a visit to Lycabettus hill, the highest of the seven hills of Athens, for a panoramic view of this illustrious city.

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  |  Neolithic  |  Cycladic  |  Mycanean  |  Santorini

Athenian Panorama en route from the National Archaeological Museum to the Acropolis Museum we will drive up Lycabettus Hill (299 m/981 ft) to take in a bird’s-eye view of Athens, the vista stretching from the northern mountains of Attica all the way to the Saronic Gulf, with Athens sprawling in between and with the iconic Acropolis Hill just a couple of miles away to the south-west.

The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art was founded in 1986, initially to house collection of Cycladic and Ancient Greek art belonging to Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. It is one of the great museums of Athens, housing a notable collection of Greek antiquities, with special interest in the prehistoric art from the Cyclades islands of the Aegean Sea.

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 visit to Lycabettus Hill lasting and arriving at the Museum of Cycladic Art at 18:00 with the tour ending there at 19:30. 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: Acropolis.

(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 Museum of Cycladic Art.
Nearest metro station: Syntagma, a ten-minute walk away over a distance of 750m.

Included

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

Not Included

  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)

Please note that all times and durations are indicative and may vary due to traffic, weather and other conditions.

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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