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National Archaeological Museum of Athens

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

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Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

1. Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Blue Line - Piraeus  Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pasalimani and the ancient harbor of Mikrolimano. Don't miss out on the impressive new Museum of Acropolis and walk up the hill to admire the Parthenon at the top. The bus takes passengers directly to the most eminent monuments of Athens and Greece. Orange Line - Athens The Orange Line roams by the most beautiful attractions further down the city center from the Acropolis and Parthenon. Explore the historic Plaka district and discover the most traditional area of Athens. Visit the gate of the Roman emperor Hadrian. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus and admire the largest temple in Greece from Roman times. Go to the Hellenic Parliament on Syntagma Square and look at its impressive guards. Stroll through Ermou to experience the busiest shopping street in Athens. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. Go to the National Library to marvel at an outstanding building of great historical value. Drop by the National Archaeological Museum, or roam around the picturesque area of Monastiraki and its Flea Market. Take a walk through the quaint neighborhood of Thission.  Yellow Line − Glyfada Enjoy a tour of the Athenian Riviera, starting from the Planetarium stop of the Blue Line. Find out how the bewildering desert of the 1900s has evolved into one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Greece. From the Niarchos Foundation to the Marina Alimou, the Yellow Line blends history with the modern. Watch the sunset from Marina Flisvou or swim and sunbathe in Agios Kosmas. From the Glyfada Terminal, you can wander around the most cosmopolitan suburbs of the capital and shop at the luxury department stores. Wind down in a beautiful cafe and don't miss out on the beach bar where you can enjoy a cocktail by the seaside.  Green Line − Vouliagmeni Vouliagmeni may be better associated with its beaches, but the area is also a history lesson in its own right. From the Allied Forces Cemetery to the Byzantine Museum, Vouliagmeni is certainly worth a visit. Relax at the beautiful beach of Kavouri Oceanis, one of the most popular beaches in Athens. Go to Vouliagmeni Lake to discover one of the city's most popular spots. Don’t miss out on the thermal baths and admire the breathtaking surroundings.

Athens: National Archaeological Museum Entry Ticket

2. Athens: National Archaeological Museum Entry Ticket

Experience the National Archaeological Museum at your own pace with a skip-the-ticket-line entry ticket sent to your email, and a fascinating self-guided audio tour which can be downloaded directly to your smartphone. Travel back to ancient times to admire masterpieces from various periods of Greek history, and see how they have influenced modern life as we know it. Put on your headphones and discover the stories of the mask of Agamemnon, the Mycenaean Bull, the bronze statue of Zeus or Poseidon, and the horse rider, through powerful storytelling from a knowledgeable guide. Learn historical information and hear untold stories and anecdotes from times past, creating an engaging and informative experience. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into ancient Greek art and society and explore the exhibits in an entirely original way. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit.

Athens: National Archaeological Museum Entry Ticket

3. Athens: National Archaeological Museum Entry Ticket

Stroll through the museum and admire the artifacts and the majestic statues. Learn about Greek history as you discover fascinating exhibits from antiquity. Explore the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. The museum is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. Experience the museum at your own pace with a skip-the-ticket-line admission ticket sent directly to your e-mail along with a self-guided audio tour, created by professional guides. Immerse yourself in the antiquities and exhibits on display from all over Greece. Travel back to ancient times to admire artifacts like the Gold Deathmask of Agamemnon, the Antikythera mechanism, the Cup of Nestor, and the Ring of Theseus. Encounter masterpieces of sculpture like the statues of Zeus, Aphrodite, and Poseidon.

Athens: 48-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket & Acropolis Entry

4. Athens: 48-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket & Acropolis Entry

Combine a Hop On Hop Off bus ticket that gets you to the city center of Athens, Piraeus, and the beaches with skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis. Enjoy easy access to some of the most popular attractions in the city. Visit the Acropolis that towers over the Greek capital and walk around its ancient grounds. Feel connected to the past as you stroll through this place of great importance to the ancient Greeks. Admire the temples, the Parthenon and the other important monuments dotted around the site. See the Propylae, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Porch of Maidens at the Erechtheion. Travel around Athens with your Hop On Hop Off bus ticket. Get off any time to check out interesting attractions and get back on to continue your journey. Listen to audio commentary available in 14 different languages.

Athens: Acropolis & 2 Museums E-Tickets with 3 Audio Tours

5. Athens: Acropolis & 2 Museums E-Tickets with 3 Audio Tours

Are you a pro? Do it at your own pace! Explore the Acropolis Hill, Acropolis Museum, and National Archaeological Museum with the convenience of a ticket combo! Receive your tickets via email, download the app, and audio tours for a time-travel experience. Travel back in time through authentic stories. Also, discover Athens' hidden secrets with a self-guided city tour on your phone. First, choose the time slot you want to start your visit to Acropolis Hill and receive your e-tickets by email. Follow the itinerary below: Start at 08:00 from Acropolis Hill, enter at 10:00 the Acropolis Museum, and end your day at 13:00 at the National Archaeological Museum. Remember to be at the venue's entrance 15 minutes before the start time. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable.

Athens: National Archeological Museum Private Guided Tour

6. Athens: National Archeological Museum Private Guided Tour

After meeting your friendly and informative guide at the entrance to the National Archaeological Museum your will start your journey through the fascinating history of Ancient Greece. Recognized as one of the greatest exhibitions worldwide, you'll have access to famous relics of the past such as the Gold 'Deathmask of Agamemnon', the 2000-year old 'Antikithera mechanism', the 'Cup of Nestor', the 'Ring of Theseus', not to mention masterpieces of sculpture like the statues of Aphrodite and Poseidon.  For travelers not wanting to miss the essentials of Greece, to the most dedicated of history enthusiasts, this is a hugely informative & fascinating tour suitable for all ages. This tour is simply a must when planning your itinerary in Greece.

Athens: Archaeological & Acropolis Museum Entry & Audio Tour

7. Athens: Archaeological & Acropolis Museum Entry & Audio Tour

Experience Ancient Athens at your own pace with a combo skip-the-line e-ticket for the top 2 Museums of Athens, the Acropolis Museums and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, and two captivating audio descriptions of each museum on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the grandeur of the Athenian Golden Age. Put on your headphones and discover the Acropolis Museum, and all the Archaeological treasures Athens has to offer through the National Archaeological Museum of the city through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the ancient times. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy, and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Athens: National Archaeological Museum Private Guided Tour

8. Athens: National Archaeological Museum Private Guided Tour

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the world's great museums. Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the 19th century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all over Greece. Its abundant collection, with more than 11,000 exhibits, provides a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of prehistory to late antiquity. The museum is housed in an imposing neoclassical building from the end of the 19th century, which was designed by L. Lange and remodeled by Ernst Ziller. The vast exhibition space, numerous galleries on each floor accounting for a total of 8,000 square meters, houses five large permanent collections. For example, the Collection of Prehistoric Antiquities, which includes works of the great civilizations that developed in the Aegean from the 6th millennium B.C. to 1050 B.C. (Neolithic, Cycladic and Mycenaean) and finds from the prehistoric settlement at Thera. The Sculptures Collection shows the development of ancient Greek sculpture from the 7th to the 5th centuries B.C. with unique masterpieces. The Vase and Minor Objects Collection, which contains representative works of ancient Greek pottery from the 11th century B.C. to the Roman period, also includes the Stathatos Collection, a corpus of minor objects from all periods. In the Bronze Collection, you'll find many fundamental statues, figurines and minor objects. And finally, you'll see the only Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities Collection in Greece, with works dating from the pre-dynastic period (5000 B.C.) to the Roman conquest.

Acropolis Museum & National Archaeological Museum Ticket

9. Acropolis Museum & National Archaeological Museum Ticket

Save time and money during your time in Athens with a pre-booked combo ticket that gives you access to the Acropolis Museum, and the National Archaeological Museum. Visit the Acropolis Museum where you will admire all the wonders recovered from the Acropolis, including nearly 4000 artifacts from ancient Athens. Continue to the National Archaeological Museum. Stroll around and admire the artifacts and the majestic statues. Learn about Greek history as you discover fascinating exhibits from antiquity.

Athens: Wheelchair accessible Top Sights Half-Day Tour

10. Athens: Wheelchair accessible Top Sights Half-Day Tour

On a private excursion with your family, your friends, or even the company that you will create especially for this purpose, you will see the most important sights of the Greek capital. On your way you will visit the Acropolis to admire the wonders of the classical era, the Parthenon and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Afterwards, you will see the Panathenaic Stadium where the 1st modern Olympic Games took place and will continue to Syntagma Square and a tour throughout the classical buildings-jewels of the city. Next stop is the Archaeological Museum, and the continuation will be in the historic center of Athens which is full of life, with many options for food and drink (food/drink are at your own expenses and are not included in our price). Throughout the tour, the driver will provide you with useful information both about the history of each region but also for its modern reality. The minivan which will take you to these marvellous places is wheelchair accessible, as well as the points of interest.

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4.2
(2,512 reviews)

An employee was always available to provide information at the most important stops. Excellent! The buses came reliably. Everything was great!

Our holiday was cancelled and we didn’t use the hop on bus. In the past we have enjoyed this service.

Put on earplugs and you will hear everything about the city. Especially if you sit upstairs.

The bus ride and the explanations were good. It is very comfortable.

it was good to cover the entire city and esp the beaches in 2 days