Athens is considered the historical capital of Europe, therefore a visit to its numerous museums is more than essential when you are visiting Greece.
What you will see during the half day tour to the Museums of Athens
Archaeological Museum of Athens – The new Acropolis museum – Museum of Cycladic Art – Benaki Museum – Byzantine Museum – Lalaounis Museum of Jewelry
Highlights of the half day tour in Athens museums
- Some of the most important museums in the world
- The museums housing artifacts from the birth of the western culture in Greece
- 4-hour tour with an English-speaking driver, including pickup and drop off from any hotel in Athens or the cruise terminal at the port of Piraeus
- Fully-customized tour that allows you to visit some or all of the suggested museums
Description of the half day tour in Athens museums
The private tour to Athens museum starts with a visit to the Museum of Acropolis, which is a new museum that opened its gates in 2010.
The New Acropolis Museum is located at the feet of the Holy Rock of the Acropolis, with a magnificent view to the Parthenon. It houses the parts of the Marbles of the Parthenon that are still Greek, the Maidens from the temple of Erechtheion and some truly gorgeous statues and artifacts.
The private half day tour will continue to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, which features a large collection of ancient artifacts from all over Greece.
It is considered one of the most important and significant museums in the world, due to its impressive collections from all over Greece, Middle East and the Balkans. It is housed in an impressive neoclassic building in the heart of the city and has a very interesting museum shop as well, where you can buy authentic copies of the actual exhibits.
Later on, you will have the chance to visit the Museum of Cycladic Art in downtown Athens, where you can see an amazing collection of Cycladic statues, sculptures and artifacts, featuring the most important civilizations of ancient Greece, such as Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, Sifnos and more.
The Benaki Museum, also part of the half day tour, is one of the most distinguished museums in the World, since it has an impressive collection of artifacts from the Byzantine Era. You will have the chance to get to know a culture that influenced the entire Mediterranean and South Europe.
Last but not least, the half day private tour will take you to Lalaounis Museum of Jewelry, where you can see a truly breathtaking collection of jewels dating back to the 9th century BC, as well as a collection of modern jewels as well.