National Archaeological Museum and downtown Athens area


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Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (advanced), Greek (fluent)

National Archaeological Museum and a walking tour in the old districts.

Athens, National Archaeological Museum: Everything is here, in the largest and most important museum of the country! The famous prehistoric collection, consisting of all Mycenae and Tiryns findings, marble Cycladic figurines, the finest sculpture from the Archaic to the late Hellenistic era, grave stelae, pottery, the life celebrating frescoes from Akrotiri, the famous bronze statues found in the bottom of the Aegean sea.

After our museum tour, a walk to the most vibrant districts of downtown Athens, where its European and Oriental character intersect: Central market and Psirri district. Time for cup of greek coffee among the locals! Or, would it be lunch with local "meze" and greek spirits?!


National Archaeological museum
Athens central market, Monastiraki and Psyrri district

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Outside the museum, by the stairs

End location: Any place we agree in downtown Athens

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

According to the winter schedule, the museum stays open till 4pm (from 9am)
On Monday, it is open at 1-8pm.

Summer time schedule is different; please contact me for further details


We use taxis or metro to go around if you wish to. Taxi fee and metro tickets are not included in the tour price.

What’s Included

A private guided tour of the National Archaeological Museum collections and of the old central market Athens area

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 euros - per person for the museum admission fee (from November to April 1st)
10 euros per person from April to Nov.1

What’s Extra

Museum admission tickets and all restaurants meals and beverages.

A Recent Review of this tour

Maria was extremely knowledgeable and provided great context (and stories) about the items we saw. We would highly recommend Maria!
David Brodell

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