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Athens Cultural

ATHENS

FULL DAY

Duration 8 Hours

ATHENS CULTURAL

An insight to Art and Culture, the past and present of Greece. A tour of the most important museums of Athens.

FROM €320

€320 Luxury sedan up to 4 pax
€350 Mercedes Mini Van or similar up to 7 pax
UPON REQUEST Mercedes Mini Bus up to 17 pax

You may choose to see all the museums suggested below or select the ones that interest you the most.  You have the flexibility to decide how much time you dedicate to each site within the 8 hour tour.  At any point of the day, you can opt to take a coffee or lunch break.

ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

Located at the foot of the Acropolis Hill, the Acropolis Museum replaced the original one at the Rock of the Acropolis and has been the most popular museum since its opening in 2009.  With exhibition space of over 14.000 square meters, it narrates the stories of the Athenian Acropolis from the prehistoric times until the end of antiquity.  The Museum is not only praised for its huge collection of exhibits, findings, marbles and statues, but also for its aesthetic and modern design that incorporate excavations, visible through a glass floor, and offers a panoramic view of the Acropolis.

NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

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.  It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, thus displaying their historical, cultural and artistic value.  Its abundant collections, with more than 11.000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.  The museum is housed in an imposing neoclassical building and the vast exhibition space and galleries house five large permanent collections, among them the Prehistoric  Collection, Sculptures, Bronze artifacts and the only Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities Collection in Greece.

WAR MUSEUM

The War Museum was established by the Hellenic State in 1964 in order to honor all those who fought for the country’s freedom.  The Museum’s mission, as this was determined by its Establishing Act, is to collect, preserve and exhibit military artifacts and memorabilia, and to study, document and project the sacred struggles of the Greek nation from antiquity to the present day, in order to preserve the national memory and promote the historic continuity of Hellenism.

MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART

The Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic Art of the 3rd millennium BC.  It was founded in 1986, and since then it has grown in size to accommodate new acquisitions, obtained either through direct purchases or through donations by important collectors and institutions.  Today, in the galleries of the MCA the visitor can approach three major subjects:  Cycladic Art 3200-2000 BC, Ancient Greek Art 2000 BC-AD 395 and Ancient Cypriot Art 3900 BC-6th C. AD.

BENAKI MUSEUM

The Benaki Museum houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times, an extensive collection of Asian art, hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of-the-art restoration and conservation workshop.  The main museum focuses on Greek culture over the span of the country’s history.

GALLERY

PACKAGE DETAILS

Special Instructions

This information may apply to all or some of the museums listed on our tour:

  • You may be required to go through x-ray baggage control system. To avoid delays, visitors are asked to avoid carrying large bags and luggage into the Museum.
  • Cloakrooms may be available for the deposit of backpacks and packages.
  • Some museums provide free WiFi internet access.
  • The use of mobile phones may be restricted at some areas of the museum.
  • Photography without the use of flash is permitted in most exhibition areas.  There may be some restricted galleries.
  • If you wish to have a personal licensed Tour Guide, you may hire one at extra cost.

Restrictions

Please note that due to strict Greek laws and regulations, your Tour Driver is not licensed to accompany you inside the sites.  Your Tour Driver will provide commentary and basic information only inside the vehicle and only when it is deemed safe to do so while driving.  Please refrain from any distracting behavior as your safety during the tour is our top priority.

Your Driver will drop you off as close to the sites as legally possible and in accordance to Traffic laws.

If you wish to have a personal licensed Tour Guide, you may hire one at extra cost.  Please include your request on the booking form.

Tips

What is included in this private tour

  • Pick-up service from your hotel in or near the center of Athens OR your cruise terminal.
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury vehicle.
  • An English-speaking professional driver with a good knowledge of history and culture of Greece.
  • All taxes, road toll fees, fuel charges and parking.

What is not included in this private tour

  • All Meals & Beverages
  • Admission Fees for the Museums*
  • Licensed official tour guide (optional)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Admission Fees (minors under 18 years of age entrance is free)

  • Acropolis Museum €5
  • National Archaeological Museum €10
  • Museum of Cycladic Art €7
  • War Museum €4
  • Benaki Museum €7

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Athens Cultural

€320 luxury sedan up to 4 pax, €350 Mercedes Mini Van up to 7 pax, UPON REQUEST Mercedes Mini Bus up to 17 pax

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