Athens City Museum tour: King Otto’s First Palace

Athens, Greece

Athens City Museum












A fascinating self-guided audio walking tour in  Athens City Museum with credible & original stories written by top local professionals. Take your tour now & enjoy it instantly on your smartphone device.

Discover the exhibits and interesting stories about Greece’s first royal couple, Otto and Amalia, Athens’ largest oil painting and how it saved the Parthenon, and the history of the carnival in Greece.


  • King Otto

    1. King Otto

    The first King of Greece was the second son of the King of Bavaria, Ludwig I. His father wanted him to become a clergyman. However, he became a King, while still a minor.
  • Queen Amalia

    2. Queen Amalia

    Amalia filled Athens with beautiful gardens and trees. Nowadays, we can still walk among some of them, like the palm tree which you can see in the garden of the Museum.
  • Athens of 1674, Jackques Carrey

    3. Athens of 1674, Jackques Carrey

    This painting in combination with Carrey’s drawings is the reason why the sculptures of the Parthenon were properly restored after Morosini’s bombardment.

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Athens City Museum

Our Museum presents the modern history of Athens, Europe’s oldest and most famous city, since it became the capital of the newly founded Hellenic State in 1834 under the first royal couple, Otto and Amalia.

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Address Museum of the City of Athens (Mouseion Tis Poleos Ton Athinon)
Starting point 7 loannou Paparrigopoulou, Athina (Μetro station Panepistimio)
Opening hours Mon., Wed. to Fri. 09:00-16:00. Sat., Sun. 10:00-15:00
Additional admission General 5€

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.