Product ID: 97761

National Archaeological Museum & Museum of Cycladic Art

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Specially designed both for museophiles as well as for visitors interested in and enchanted by the history and achievements of ancient Greece in combination with a bird's-eye view of Athens from Lycabettus Hill.
About this activity
Duration 5.5 hours
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English, French, German
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Experience

Highlights
  • Be impressed by the Prehistory section of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Breathe in the air and the view from the top of Lycabettus, the highest of the seven hills of Athens
  • Revel at the superb collection of prehistoric and Cycladic art and findings at the Cycladic Museum
Full description
Specially designed for both 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 program 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 bird's-eye view of this illustrious city. The program will be led by a licensed archaeologist/ guide and lasts for approximately 5.5-hours and is offered all year round.

On this tour, you will visit the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art in Athens. Discover 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. The periods and sections covered are the following: Prehistoric, Neolithic, Cycladic, Mycenaean and Santorini.

For your Athenian panorama en route from the National Archaeological Museum to the Museum of Cycladic Art, you will drive up Lycabettus Hill (299 meters /981 feet) to take in a bird's-eye view of Athens. The vista stretches 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 southwest. The Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art was founded in 1986, initially to house a 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.

 
Includes
  • Licensed archeologist guide throughout the tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/ coach
  • Museum tickets
  • Use of 'Whisper' tour headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Refreshments

When you get there

Meeting point

(A) At 12:45: The Melina Merkouri Monument on a small square along Amalias Avenue across from Hadrian's Arch. Nearest metro station: Acropolis. (B) At 13:15: Athens Hotel Titania at 52 Panepistimiou St. Nearest metro station: Panepistimio, a 4minute walk. Two pick-up points are offered for your convenience. Please ensure that you arrive at the pick-up point prior to the above times so as to avoid delays. Your tour guide will be holding a sign with 'Athens Museum Tour' written on it.

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Know before you go
• Comfortable walking shoes recommended