Private Walking Tours Of Athens

It is a walking tour, taking you to the most representative ancient sites of Athens. Be guided to the archaeological exhibition of the Acropolis metro station. Follow Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street, and a few metres further admire the magnificent rock of the Acropolis and the ancient Theatre of Dionysus.

A little further along is the Odeon of Herod Atticus and the Acropolis entrance. Following the road uphill to the top you reach Propylea and experience the panoramic view of Athens. Be guided to Erecthio and the Parthenon and experience the ancient Greek history and spirit.

Taking the way downhill, visit the newly built Acropolis museum. A walk through its galleries is a walk through history amongst the masterpieces of the archaic and classical periods, but also in the ancient neighbourhoods of Athens.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This tour is done on foot, so walking shoes are highly recommended.

Private Museums Tours of Athens

List of the most important museums in Athens...

NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS : The National Archaeological Museum of Athens was founded in 1889 and is one of the most important Archaeological museums in the world as it houses the historical past of one of the greatest civilisations in the world . In the museum there are findings from all the places of ancient Greece and the Greek world, the exhibits include, statues, vases, jewellery, sculpture, weapons, religious items from the Neolithic times, early Cycladic civilisation, the Minoan civilisation, the classical and Hellenistic period and the roman period.
mask of agamemnon in the athens museumAmong the most significant items of the museum is the golden mask of Agamemnon and other treasures from Mycenae, the statue of Poseidon of Artemision, the statue of Zeus with thunder from Dodona, the lekithus of Myrrinae, the bronze statue of the riding boy , the Marathon boy, the statues of Asclepius, Demeter and Persephone, a wonderful bronze statue of the young man from Antikythira, the statue of Aphrodite and Pan, the King Nestor's cup and the mechanism of Antikythira that it was probably used for astronomical observations. In the museum there are also a huge collection of vases from the geometric period, a collection of frescoes and other items from the findings in Santorini (Thira) and a huge library. The Museum is located in Patission street next to the Athens Polytechnic school.

THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM: The new museum of the Acropolis is under the south slope of Acropolis in Dionyssiou Areopagitou street. The metro station Acropolis takes you at the gate of the museum. Contains mainly pediment sculpture, reliefs and statues found on the rock of the Acropolis, which formed part of the decoration of its buildings or were dedicated to the goddess Athena. Among the latter is the unique collection in the world of statues of female figures of the archaic era known as the "Korai" with the well known archaic smile, such as the Kore of Lyons, the Kore of Naxos, the Kore of Chios, the Peploforos Kore, the Kore of Antinor, the Kore of Euthidikos, etc. From the remaining votive offering sculptures, those of outstanding interest are the Moschoforos (man carrying a calf across his shoulders), Rampin's horseman, a hunting dog, the Boy by Kritias, the head of the blonde youth, etc. There are also sphinxes, four-horse chariots and many votive reliefs such as that of Lenormant, Athena in Meditation, etc. see our collection of pictures from the old Acropolis Museum

ANCIENT AGORA TEMPLE OF HEPHESTUS & STOA OF ATTALOS MUSEUM, inside the Stoa of Attalos. Inside one will find artefacts from the Agora (ancient market place) upstairs the visitor will see miniature models of how the Acropolis and Agora looked during the ancient times. The Attalos stoa is located opposite Adrianou street in Monastiraki. From the main gate you have access to the Agora archaeological site just under the north slope of Acropolis and the museum.

THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS: The museum use to be the old Parliament of Greece during the rein of King Otto, the first king of Greece after the war of independence (many Greeks refer to it as Palea Vouli (old parliament) . The building became the National historical museum of modern Greece in 1962. Among its exhibits are items from the modern Greek history from the revolution of 1821 until the second world war. In the museum the visitor will see uniforms and weapons of the Greek revolution as well as uniforms and weapons from the Greek army during the Balkan wars and the 2 world wars. Portraits of the Greek leaders of the revolution, the dresses of King Otto and Amalia and many other items from the modern history of Greece. The museum is at Stadiou street 13 a short walk from Syntagma square. Outside of the museum is the bronze statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis the Great general of the Greek revolution in 1821.

ATHENS CITY MUSEUM. The Athens city Museum is about the modern history of Athens from the time that Athens became the Capital of Greece. It has many paintings, individual collections and artefacts from the the history, the culture and the way of life of the modern city of Athens from the early 19th century to the middle 20th century , is located at 7 Paparigopoulou st

THE GOULANDRIS MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC AND ANCIENT GREEK ART: The well-organised museum was founded with the purpose of housing the "Goulandris" private collection of Cycladic Art. It is one of the leading museums in Athens. Exhibits. On the 1st floor you will find various relics of Cycladic civilisation, while on the 2nd floor are miniatures and other objects of the same period. On the 3rd floor are temporary exhibitions of the museum while on the 4th floor is the K. Politis collection of ancient Greek art. In 1992 a new wing was added to the Museum, at the Stathatos Mansion. In the new wing you can see the Academy of Athens collection of ancient Greek art. On the basement of the building at N. Douka you can buy replicas of museum exhibits.

THE BENAKI MUSEUM: The museum was founded from Antonis Benakis s Greek expatriate from Alexandria. the museum has many donations from various Greek collectors. Among its exhibits are various works of art and paintings, rare manuscripts and books, byzantine icons, items and archaeological findings from all the historic periods of Greece.

THE NUMISMATIC MUSEUM: It is one of the five most important numismatic museums in the world. It displays more than 600,000 coins, "treasures" (closed coin collections), standard weights, metals and precious stones, from the ancient Greek period, the Roman period, Byzantium, the western Middle Ages, and modernity. Location: Koumbari Str. and Vasilissis Sofias Avenue.

THE WAR MUSEUM OF ATHENS: The museum exhibits are collections of the Greek Army, with material from the war history of Greece from the prehistoric times to nowadays as well as war artefacts from other countries. The museum is located at Rizari street 2.

THE EPIGRAPHICAL MUSEUM: This museum has about 13000 epigraphic collections with Greek inscriptions from the early historical times to the roman times and is located in the ground floor of the National archaeological museum of Athens.

THE MUSEUM OF GREEK TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS: The museum has a great collection of all kinds of traditional Greek instruments from many areas of Greece. Here you can see the Greek equivalent of the Scottish pipe the Tsampouna or Askos as it was called in the antiquity, the Greek taburas, flute (flogera) , bouzouki, clarinets, santouris and all kind of instruments that are used in the Greek traditional music. The museum is located in Plaka at Diogenous street 1.

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS IN THE METRO: The biggest excavation ever in Greece was dug at the time of the construction of the metro­politan railway of Athens (1993-2000). Some of the approximately 50,000 finds that were uncovered in these excavations are exhibited in specially designed spaces in the metro stops "Panepistimio," "Syntagma," Akropoli" and "Evangelismos