National Archaeological Museum: E-ticket with Audio Tour & Athens City Audio Tour on Your Phone

National Archaeological Museum: E-ticket with Audio Tour & Athens City Audio Tour on Your Phone

From $ 22,00 per person

  • Entrance e-ticket
    Use your phone or print the voucher
  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English, Ελληνικά, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano
    For both audio and stories included
National Archaeological Museum: E-ticket with Audio Tour & Athens City Audio Tour on Your Phone

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Overview

  • 4 hours
  • 152 stories
  • 7.50km distance
  • 48 stops

Experience the National Archaeological Museum  at your own pace with an e-ticket and an audio tour and the city of Athens with a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the glory of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, spanning thousands of years of Greece’s rich history. Do not also miss to discover the mythical streets and hidden corners of Athens with a fascinating self guided audio city tour on your phone

Put on your headphones and discover the Vaphio golden cup, the Kouros of Sounion and the Dipylon Amphora through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the ancient times. It is also your chance to explore the city of Athens with a self-guided city walking tour on your phone and learn about the legends that have shaped the city throughout the ages. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit.

This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the National Archaeological Museum, home to some of the most significant artifacts of Western civilization, and the city of Athens itself, the birthplace of democracy and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

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Α strictly female affair

Most of these statues depict naked female figures with folded hands over the abdomen (the left generally above the right), slightly bent knees and the head also slightly raised backwards. The male figure is rarely represented in Cycladic art and is usually represented as musician or hunter/warrior. The upright female figures, which dominate Cycladic art, have been interpreted as depictions of their dead, ascompanions, concubines, servants, as representation of their ancestors, even as substitutes for human sacrifices. focus on the religious dimension and explain feminine figurines as symbols of a great Mother-Goddess of fertility and rebirth, as divine wet-nurses, psychopomps, apotropaic symbols or even as worshippers. Some believethey should be placed mainly in places of worship, instead of burials. Most scholars, however, agree that the nude figurines and moreover the emphatic depiction of their chest and vulva symbolize the pregnancy period.. This is also supported by the fact that many of these figurines have swollen bellies, which undoubtedly indicate pregnancy, while others feature horizontal abdominal engravings, which are believed to symbolize postpartum wrinkles.

Leonidas Argyros

A grumpy man with a PhD. He is fascinated by words; when he sees them forming beautiful sentences he feels like an apprentice wizard who just produced fancy potions out of cauldrons full of frog legs and tears of bats. In his spare time he roams about town or watches anything produced and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, an inexhaustible source of similes. In Canada, he learned to love the cold, but he is much happier working in Athens.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Adult entry ticket to the National Archaeological Museum 
  • Self-guided audio tours on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

4, Patission St., 10682, Athens

Starting point

There is no meeting point. 

  • The self-guided audio tour for the National Archaeological Museum is designed to start at the entrance of the National Archaeological Museum (44, Patission St., 10682, Athens). The easiest way to get there is by metro (Omonoia or Victoria station). The tour ends at the entrance of the museum. 

The self-guided audio tour for the city of Athens is designed to start at Syntagma square. The easiest way to get there is on foot or by metro (line 3, Syntagma station). The tour ends in front of  the old Parliament House located near Syntagma square.

Areas

National Archeological Museum / Syntagma square / Athens Central Market (Varvakeios) / Sanctuary of Pan

Important information

Opening hours

Opening hours for National Archaeological Museum of Athens

1 November - 31 March

  • Monday: -
  • Tuesday: -
  • Wednesday - Sunday: -

1 April - 31 October

  • Monday: -
  • Tuesday: -
  • Wednesday - Sunday: -

Recommended visiting hours

National Archaeological Museum 

  • Winter:

From 1st November to 31st March.

  • Tuesday: 13:00 – 20:00, Monday Wednesday to Sunday: 08:30 – 16:00

 

  • Summer:

From 1st April to 31st October.

Tuesday: 12:30 – 20:00, Monday Wednesday to Sunday: 08:00 – 20:00

Athens City Tour:

This is a city tour, therefore, it is always available. It is recommended to take the tour before sunset.

Know before you book

  • This is a combination of two downloadable self-guided audio tours for your smartphone (accessible through our app) and an entry ticket for the National Archaeological Museum 
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • The course of the visit may be modified and special restrictions may be imposed. The visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the site.
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS (version 15.0 and later) smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 6/6 Plus or older, iPod Touch 6th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad Mini 3rd generation or older.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (200-300MB)
  • Free and reduced admission tickets can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site. 
  • The National Archaeological Museum is wheelchair accessible and has a separate entrance for people with disabilities on the side of Vas. Herakleiou Street.
  • The Athens City Tour is a city tour therefore it is wheelchair accessible. Please note that some points of interest might not be wheelchair accessible.

Know before you go

  • Download the ticket(s) & audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit. Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s).
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Due to security restrictions, please store all large objects and sports equipment in the locker room as they are not allowed inside the Museum
  • Flash photography is not allowed inside the Museum
  • For the Athens City Tour prefer comfortable shoes suitable for walking.
  • During the hot summer months, it is highly recommended to wear a hut and use sunscreen

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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