The Best Museums Of Athens In A 4-Hour Private Tour


The Best Museums Of Athens In A 4-Hour Private Tour; The half-day tour to the museums of Athens is one of the most intriguing and interesting tours you can have in Athens and Greece.

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 Best Museums Of Athens In A 4-Hours Private Tour

  • Some of the most important museums in the world
  • The museums house artifacts from the birth of 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
  • The fully-customized tour allows you to visit some or all of the suggested museums


Description of the half-day tour in Athens museums

Athens Tours Greece will take you on an enjoyable half-day tour of the museums of Athens, ranging from archaeological museums to modern art centers and thematic museums.

statue in the archaeological museum in athens
National Archaeological Museum in Athens

The private tour of the 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

The Acropolis museum (Virtual Tour) 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, the 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 the 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.


Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

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