Acropolis Museum: the treasures of Athena

Athens, Greece

Clio Muse

Stops

37

Stories

100

Distance

Indoor

Duration

1h50min

Audio

Human Voice

Description

The Museum is a project inspired by myth and history. Hosts collections of items from the sanctuaries on the slopes and Archaic Acropolis, the collection of the Parthenon’s sculptural decoration, the exhibits from the Propylaia, temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, as well as other items dating back between the 5th c. BC and the 2nd c. AD.

Highlights

  • The Caryatids

    1. The Caryatids

    The Caryatids are definitely the Hollywood stars of the Acropolis. Thousands of men fell under their mystifying spell, including a man called Lord Elgin.
  • The Great Panathenaea - West frieze

    2. The Great Panathenaea - West frieze

    The Athenians threw a grand party to celebrate the birthday of their patron goddess. The Great Panathenaea are depicted in the Parthenon’s frieze and no one missing.
  • Pilar with an offering to Asclepios

    3. Pilar with an offering to Asclepios

    Going blind was very common in ancient times due to accidents, battle injuries, or as a divine punishment received after a wrongful act. When all medical practices failed, the gods were the only resort.

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Details

Address The Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina
Starting point Museum's entrance
Finishing point Inside the museum
Areas Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, archaic collection, Parthenon's frieze, Athena Nike's temple atrium, Caryatids of the Erechtheion, statues, and votive offerings from the Acropolis hill from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century AD
Opening hours Mon. 8.00-16.00 Tue.-Sun. 8.00-20.00 Fri. 8.00-22.00
Additional admission Winter season (1 November - 31 March) General admission: 5 Euros Reduced admission: 3 Euros Summer season (1 April - 31 October) General admission: 10 Euros Reduced admission: 5 Euros
Comments Bus: Lines 24, 40, 57, 103, 106, 108, 111, 126, 134, 135, 136, 137, 155, 206, 208, 227, 230, 237, 790, 856, Α2, Α3, Α4, Β2, Β3, Β4, Ε2, Ε22 (stop: Makriyianni) , Metro line 2 (red line) (Anthoupoli-Elliniko) to Acropolis station, Trolley: Lines 1, 5, 15 (stop: Makriyianni)

Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.

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By clicking "Add to cart", you are purchasing this tour in English. This tour is also available in the following languages: Ελληνικά.