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Explore Benaki Museum, home to art collector Antonis Benakis’ private collection, and the Temple of Zeus on this private, 3-hour walking tour. With your very own guide, you’ll see the museum’s highlights, including finds from the Bronze Age and Greek regional costumes. Then, continue to the Temple of Zeus, Greece’s largest temple, by way of the Presidential Residence, Maximos Mansion and the Panathenaic Stadium.


  • Private 2-hour walking tour of the Benaki Museum in Athens
  • See Bronze Age finds from Mycenae and Thessaly, stunning collections of Greek regional costumes and more
  • Visit the Temple of Zeus, the largest temple in Greece
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private walking tour

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What You Can Expect

Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum

Private Walking Tour of the Benaki Museum

Syntagma Metro station, where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones, an aqueduct from the 5th century BC, pottery, a 2,000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD.

The collection housed in one of the best-preserved neoclassical buildings of Athens spans three floors and includes Bronze Age finds from Mycenae and Thessaly; two early works by El Greco; ecclesiastical furniture brought from Asia Minor; pottery, copper, silver and woodwork from Egypt, Asia Minor and Mesopotamia; and a stunning collection of Greek regional costumes.

After your tour through the Museum, head down Herodes Atticus Road where you will see the Presidential Residence, the Maximos Mansion, and on to the Panathenaic Stadium home of the first Olympic Games in 1896.

Visit the Temple of Zeus, the largest temple in Greece. The temple is impressive for the sheer size of its 104 Corinthian columns of which 15 remain. Your tour will end at Hadrian's Arch, erected by Hadrian in AD 132.

Customer Reviews

Bernadette d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It was great, different from other tours we did while we were in Greece. The visit to the Benaki Museum was like no other!

Olivia D Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Tour guide was excellent.

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