Meet your guide near Syntagma Metro station and set out on your private 3-hour walking tour. Start at the station museum, with its displays of ancient artifacts discovered in the locality. View the age-old relics, including the remains of a 5th-century BC aqueduct, a 2,000-year-old beehive, burial tombs and other age-old pieces.
Next, stroll past the Greek Parliament House and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, watched over by the evzones — the soldiers of Greece’s elite presidential guard.
Walk along bustling El. Venizelos Street, one of Athens’ most elegant avenues, and admire the handsome University of Athens, Academy of Sciences and the Library. See the Numismatic Museum, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of coins, and learn how this beautiful building was once a residence of the acclaimed archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann.
After a metro ride to Victoria from Panepistimio Station, stroll to the National Archaeological Museum, Greece’s largest museum. This vast neoclassical building holds some 200,000 finds from across Greece and is arranged in five collections covering prehistoric times, ancient Greece, the Roman era and other periods.
Let your guide know if there’s anything you particularly want to concentrate on or leave out, and enjoy a fascinating tour of the most interesting objects. Ogle everything from sculptures to pottery and household items as your guide reveals their secrets, and learn about the greatest periods of Greek history and art as you explore.
Your tour finishes after your visit.