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Acropolis & National Museums Tour (Full Day)

Tour Code: GRASE75 | Private Tours | Duration: 8 hours | Departure: Everyday

Highlights: Athens National Museum,Athens New Acropolis Museum and Athens Acropolis.

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During this full day, you will go to visit the amazing Parthenon that shines from every angle in Athens, followed by heading over to the New Acropolis Museum where you can look over the findings but also have an understanding of how life was in the peak of time. To end the day will be to a visit at the National Museum where the contents here is never ending, the ancient stories unravel in front of your eyes.

This full day tour starts with a morning pick up service which shall be given to you upon time of booking, but you should also know that your pick up can be from various points such as from Piraeus Harbour – Athens Airport and also your hotel depending upon which tour you wish to book either private or as a regular group tour. You will also receive an Athens Travel guide book, Athens City Map from your professional English speaking licensed Athens Tour Guide.

To visit Athens Acropolis – Monumental Gateway – Parthenon – Erechteion will take about 2 hours

Once all guests have been collected the tour shall begin with the first point of call to be the outstanding Parthenon which is the number 1 attraction of Athens and a day in Athens would not be the same without visiting here. As we reach Parthenon we will take a walk up the hill where along the way you can see the Temple of Athena Nike, it was here that Athena was worshipped as the goddess who stands by the Athenians in the time of war and this temple still stands in a great condition. Straight after the Temple you will pass through the grand Propylae which in the English language means ‘Monumental Gateway’, this amazing well-kept propylae was created back in 437-432 B.C and also offers great views before you enter through it. Moving on you will come to the world-famous Parthenon, it can be seen from any angle you stand in Athens and shines down to the city below the same as the sun shines in the sky. This Temple was built as a dedication to Athena and is absolutely incredible – it makes the most perfect photograph to take back home as a reminder! Just next to the Parthenon is a smaller building called Erechtheion and just beside here is known by legends that the very first olive trees were grown by when Athena threw the seeds to the ground.

To visit Athens New Acropolis Museum will take about 2 hours

The next part of the day will take you over to the New Acropolis Museum which is not too far away from the Acropolis site itself, it is actually based just southeast of Acropolis rock and the reason it was built was to hold and treasure the vast exhibits that had been excavated in the site of Acropolis as the former acropolis museum was far too small to hold all the findings. This museum holds more than 4000 historical pieces all of which can be viewed by the public, some of these objects date way back to the Greek bronze age, as well as the roman and byzantine era. Some of the best pieces or shall we say sculptures have come from the Propylaia, temple of Athena Nike and also the Erectheion. Apart from those that have just been mentioned, there are also exhibits of great interest such as the colossal head of Goddess Artemis Vravronia, sculptures that have come from the classical period as well as portraits of many memorable characters from the roman period.

To visit Athens National Museum will take about 2 hours

The last part of the day shall be spent with an exploration of the National Archaeological Museum, this museum is in fact the largest archaeological museum in all of Greece but not just is it the largest it is also one of the most important museums in the world that is devoted to ancient Greek art. The fascinating museum was founded in the 19th century so that it could hold but also to protect the ancient findings from not just Athens but from all over Greece so that people from all over the world can lay their eyes on such beautiful history and culture.

At the end of the tour your guide will then drop you back off to your allocated drop off points where you will be able to spend the rest of the day relaxing and also reviewing your day with us.


*This Athens Acropolis and Museum Tour is available all year round.

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Notes

NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

General admission fee: €5

Winter season hours (1 November - 31 March)
Monday - Thursday    9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m.    (last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
Friday                         9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  (last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
Saturday/Sunday       9:00 a.m.  -  8:00 p.m.    (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)

Summer season hours (1 April - 31 October)
Monday                                         8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    (last admission: 3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.    (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
Friday                                            8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  (last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
Saturday/Sunday                          8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.    (last admission: 7:30 p.m.)

Closed: 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 25 and 26 December
On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (24 and 31 December), the Acropolis Museum opens from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On August Full Moon and European Night of Museums, the Acropolis Museum operates until 12 midnight.

ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM
General admission fee: €5
Opening hours from November 1st 2017 until March 31st 2018:
Monday: 13:00 – 20:00
Tuesday – Sunday: 09:00 - 16:00
ACROPOLIS AND PARTHENON
General admission fee: €20
 The price is reduced by 50% during winter (1 November and 31 March). Children under 18 (with proof of ID), students and others (scroll down for the full list) pay €10 for their tickets (€5 during winter). Entry to the Acropolis not only gives you access to the Citadel (where you can see the Parthenon and the Erechtheion) but also the North and South slopes, where you will find the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysus – amongst other features.

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