About this Tour
Discover the National Archaeological Museum of Athens through the greatest masterpieces of the ancient greek art. Travel from the famous volcano of Santorini to the banks of Nile, through stories filled with myths and legends about gods and humans.
This is a self-guided mobile tour provided by our tour-guide app. The tour is based on an award-winning storytelling concept and the fascinating narratives prepared by handpicked destination experts. Enjoy this multilingual tour by using your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet at your own pace, even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step by step to explore all the points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of signature stories, allowing you to tailor this experience to your personal interests and schedule.
*Ticket / entrance fee to the Museum is not included!
The unexpected Greeks is the only companion you need to explore the National Archaeological Museum in Athens…and it has a twist.
Τhe National Archaeological Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Athens, which is only fair since it houses some of the greatest masterpieces of ancient Greek art. A walk through its rooms allows you to travel from the famous volcano of Santorini to the banks of the river Nile, as you come face to face with bronze and marble sculptures, magnificent works of metallurgy, incomparable jewellery, and captivating depictions of ancient myths on the black and red surface of ancient Greek pottery.
This tour ignores all that. Instead it offers a behind-the-scenes approach to Greek art and a window into the lives, thoughts, ideas, religious beliefs, anxieties, and the daily routine of the men and women who inhabited the world of ancient Greece. It follows the division of the museum’s content into periods and enlivens the exhibits with stories from ancient writers, mythology, and anecdotal evidence.
If you want to know how the men of Agamemnon named their cattle; the difference between Egyptian and ancient Greek art; solid advice on how to survive rainy weather; the daily routine of women in classical Athens; the best way to prepare and serve a pig stuffed with chicken meatballs, wild doves, thrushes, figs, hyacinth bulbs, snails, leeks, celery, kale, coriander, and pine nuts; or the cost of immortality, then this is the tour for you.
To take this self-guided tour you will need the app on your iOS or Android device.
- Learn how to depict a running horse.
- Discover the importance of not drinking while invading a foreign land.
- Read an unexpected list of bovine names.
- Uncover the correlation between a luscious mane and an active sex life.