Visit one of the world's great museums, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens on this three-hour private walking tour. The museum houses the most important finds from Greece's archaeological sights. You will also pass many historical sites of Athens including the House of Parliament with the world famous Evzones.
Syntagma Metro station, where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones, an aqueduct from the 5th century BC, pottery, a 2,000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD.
See the House of Parliament, guarded by elite soldiers known as Evzones. The tomb of the Unknown soldier can be found at the front of the building.
Heading down El. Venizelos Street you will see the Numismatic museum comprising 400,000 coins from ancient Greek, Hellenic, Roman and Byzantine times. The building was once the home of the celebrated archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann.
See three beautiful neoclassical buildings - The Academy of Sciences, the University and the Library all decorated with exquisite statues and sculptures. Taking the metro from Panepistimio Station to Victoria, you will walk to the National Archaeological Museum, the largest and most representative archaeological museum in Greece. You will be guided through the most interesting exhibits and have an opportunity to get acquainted with periods of Greek History and Art.
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Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum
- Local guide
- Private tour
- Entrance fees (approx. 10 euros) payable in cash directly on the day of the tour
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- During winter (November 1 to March 31) the latest starting time for tours will be 11:30am due to earlier closing times for archaeological sites and museums
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: ELIZABETH V, August 2011
We were unable to see the National Archeological Museum because of the strike. However, the supplier arranged for our guide to take us to the New Acropolis Museum which was amazing! Even though transporation was disrupted, Vicki made a heroic effort to get to our hotel so that we could take the tour. Her expertise in archeology makes her an exceptional guide. We truly bonded with her. She will be a life-long friend of our family. We are so grateful to them for making our trip to Greece memorable even though the city was practically shut down due to the strike. They are amazing!