Eternal Greece Ltd

Athens Highlights: the National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum, with city tour

  • Athens National Archaeological Museum Eternal Greece Ltd
  • Athens National Archaeological Museum Eternal Greece Ltd
  • Athens National Archaeological Museum Eternal Greece Ltd
  • Athens National Archaeological Museum Eternal Greece Ltd
  • Athens National Archaeological Museum Eternal Greece Ltd
  • Athens National Archaeological Museum Eternal Greece Ltd
  • Athens National Archaeological Museum Eternal Greece Ltd
  • Athens National Archaeological Museum Eternal Greece Ltd

The two most important archaeological museums of Athens with a tour of this illustrious city, a half-day afternoon programme specially designed for museophiles...

Introduction

Specially designed both for 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 programme combines the exploration of the two most important archaeological museums of Athens with a tour of this illustrious city. The programme is led by a licensed archaeologist-guide, lasts approximately five hours and is offered round the year.

Points of Interest and programme highlights, in chronological sequence

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art, housing in Athens 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.

Periods and Sections covered:
Prehistoric  |  Mycanean  |  Cycladic  |  Santorini  |  Archaic  |  Classical  |  Hellenistic  |  Roman plus the celebrated Antikythera Mechanism.

On our Athens City Tour en route from the National Archaeological Museum to the Acropolis Museum we will pass by the Athens Academy, University, the ancient Panathenian Stadium (of 566 BC and home to the first modern Olympic Games), the statue of the Discobolus, the all-glass sculpture of Dromeas (the Runner), and the Zappeion complex.

The multiple-award-winning Acropolis Museum focuses on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.

Nearly 4,000 objects over an area of 14,000 square metres are exhibited in the museum.

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Starting and ending times

From 14:00 till 16:00 at the National Archaeological Museum, followed by the city tour lasting 45 minutes, arriving at the Acropolis Museum at 17:00 with the tour ending there at 19:00. These times and durations are approximate.

Meeting points and times:

The below two meeting points have been selected conveniently to cover most central Athens hotels, both by foot and via the nearby metro stations.

(A) At 12:45 hrs: The Melina Merkouri Monument, on a small square along Amalias Avenue across from Hadrian’s Arch. Nearest metro station: Acropoli.

(B) At 13:15 hrs: Athens Hotel Titania, at 52 Panepistimiou st.
Nearest metro station: Panepistimio, a four-minute walk.

Drop off point:

Our programme ends at the Acropolis Museum at around 19:00.
Nearest metro station: Acropoli, a three-minute walk from Acropolis Museum.

Included

  • Licensed archeologist-guide throughout the tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus / coach
  • Museum tickets
  • Use of 'Whisper' tour headsets

Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverages

Testimonials

  • An excellent tour of fortresses in the Peloponnese which also took in many of the classical sites.

    Our guide Eric organised the tour, hotel airport transfers, and advised on other sights so we really had nothing to do but enjoy the experience.

    Already looking forward to another trip with him again.

    Recommended on TripAdvisor Eternal Greece Ltd
    Peloponnese fortress tour, by Anhourused
  • Eric Cauchi, representing Eternal Greece Ltd, was one of the main people responsible for organising the tour for about 40 people.

    He paid great attention to detail both before and during the trip and on the tour nothing was too much trouble. I would not hesitate to go on future Eternal Greece tours.

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    Peloponnese fortress tour, by Auxfireman
  • We travelled through the Peloponnese with the Fortress Study Group on a 10 day tour organized by Eternal Greece Ltd. We visited a mix of sites from classical and pre-history, through Venetian and Ottoman times. This mix gave us a picture of the breadth of Greek history instead of just a single slice of time which we much appreciated. We had an excellent archaeologist guide and an excellent driver.

    Eric Cauchi, the proprietor of Eternal Greece, travelled with us as the tour director and trouble-shooter in chief. His own passion for archaeology and for his country added to the trip experience. The hotels he booked for us were excellent, all very clean and comfortable, with friendly staff and most on the sea with beautiful views. The restaurants he selected for our meals served delicious traditional Greek food family style, far superior to what one might expect for a group meal.

    Having never been to Greece before, we came into Athens 4 days early. We had many pre-trip questions which Eric always answered very promptly. He assisted us with several aspects of our planning before we set foot in Greece. He booked an Athens hotel in an excellent location for us and arranged airport transports which worked perfectly. When we decided to do a day-trip to Delphi and asked if he could recommend some companies for us to contact, he responded with the name and cost of a group tour company with pros/cons and the offer of arranging a private driver and guide for us with pros/cons. He also offered to, and subsequently did, email the rest of the group participants to see if anyone might be interested in sharing the private tour to bring down the costs. The driver and guide Eric arranged were very professional, tailored the day to our interests, and made the day a wonderful memory for us.

    When, as part of our planning, we decided that we might like to use our free time on the last evening of the Peloponnese tour to see an additional site some distance away from our hotel on our own, we emailed Eric to enquire as to whether time-wise this might be feasible and if we would have trouble finding a taxi to take us and wait. Eric advised that renting a car would be better. We expressed concern about finding a car rental place that would be open till 9:00 p.m. on a Sunday evening. Eric responded within hours with contact information for a rental location around the corner from our hotel that would be open till 9 p.m.

    Eric’s level of service was superb. We would travel again on a trip arranged by Eternal Greece and we definitely recommend Eternal Greece.

    Summerclouds053117
  • Dear Eric,

    Thank you so much for all the work you put in to organise such a wonderful trip. The time has flown and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope to come across Eternal Greece again.

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    Pamela M.
  • Dear Eric,

    Hope I am not disturbing you from your well-deserved slumbers, but just to thank you so much for organising an excellent programme for the FSG and looking after everyone so well.

    I hope our paths meet again some time.

    Recommended on TripAdvisor Eternal Greece Ltd
    Richard A.