Netherlands Residence | Private Collection Tour

Athens, Greece

Netherlands embassy in Athens

Stops

7

Stories

45

Distance

Indoor

Duration

40min

Description

Netherlands Residence Private Collection Tour is an indoor self-guided audio walking tour by Netherlands embassy in Athens.

The Netherlands ambassadorial residence, also known as “House of Phoebus” is a neoclassical building with Beaux-Arts elements. The application allows visitors to discover the adventurous history of the building, the people behind its construction, its carved wooden door, as well as the unique artwork decorating its walls.

This is a private collection by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, available by invitation only.

This tour is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. image/svg+xml

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

Highlights

  • House of Phoebus

    1. House of Phoebus

    The house known as “The House of Phoebus” was built in-between the years 1910 and 1913 as a Neoclassical structure, and was remodeled c.1918 with Beaux-Art features. It was acquired by the Dutch state in 1920.
  • Front façade

    2. Front façade

    The “House of Phoebus” is one of the finest examples of early 20th-century homes in Athens. The general character of this two-story building is in harmony with Athenian townhouses constructed before prestressed concrete.
  • Entrance Hall

    3. Entrance Hall

    The Entrance Hall is definitely the residence’s most impressive room, combining a sumptuous ornamentation with rigorously classicizing monumentality.

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Details

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.