Private Athens Art Tour: National Archaeological Museum and Byzantine and Christian Museum

  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5776ATHMUS
  • Details
Learn about Greek art and history on a private half-day tour of two must-visit Athens museums: Byzantine and Christian Museum and the National Archaeological Museum. Led by an art-loving local guide, the tour highlights the most incredible pieces of religious art created during the Byzantine period, plus the different eras of Greek civilization. See key mosaics, paintings, books and more on this exciting art history tour that includes all public transport costs. The only thing you need to pay for is the entrance fee to each museum.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
Meet your private guide at Evangelismos metro station in central Athens, and then walk to the nearby Byzantine and Christian Museum. After paying your entrance fee, head inside and explore the incredible collection of antiquities, religious artifacts and paintings from the days of Byzantine Empire in Greece.

With some 25,000 artifacts on display, the museum is vast, and knowing where to start can be bewildering. Let your guide introduce you to its best bits while learning about the era that stretched roughly from 600 BC to the mid-15th century. Highlights of the museum include a beautiful gallery of Coptic Christian paintings, mosaic icons inside the reconstructed Christian church and a collection of medieval books. The building itself is both beautiful and historic, too: It was once the palace of a Greek duchess.

Enjoy a break in the museum’s on-site café, and then take the metro with your guide to the National Archaeological Museum, the largest archaeological exhibition in Greece. Devoted to ancient Greek art, the exhibition space comprises several spacious rooms featuring art from the Stone Age, Cycladic and Minoan eras, as well as Classical and Hellenistic works. Learn about Greek civilization throughout the different artistic periods while browsing the exhibitions and admiring sculptures, paintings and metalwork.

Your private tour finishes inside the National Archaeological Museum; you can stay inside after your tour, if you wish.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Evangelismos, central Athens
Departure Time:
9am
Return Details:
Concludes inside the National Archaeological Museum

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Private Athens Art Tour: National Archaeological Museum and Byzantine and Christian Museum

Athens Art Tour: National Archeological Museum and Byzantine and Christian Museum

Inclusions:
  • Local guide
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees (approximately 11 euros)
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 36 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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Tour code: 5776ATHMUS