Meeting PointSyntagma Square (opposite hotel Grande Bretagne)
Enjoy a rare opportunity to discover the extensive history of Greek jewelry and hold historical unexhibited jewelry in your hands with an exclusive handling session at the Benaki Museum. During this tour, participants have the opportunity to meet an award-winning Greek jewelry designer and learn about the crafting tools and techniques used in the creation of fine jewelry masterpieces.
Perfect for jewelry enthusiasts, this private tour introduces you to the fascinating history of Greek jewelry making from ancient times to modernity.
Discover more than 6000 years of Greek jewelry with an exclusive tour of the Benaki Museum that offers you the opportunity to admire one-of-a-kind pieces from the museum’s collection (including unique items not normally on display to the public), step into the role of jewelry conservator, handle precious jewelry, and meet an award-winning jewelry designer to discuss the art and craft of fine jewelry.
- Starting Point
Meet your guide at Syntagma Square (opposite Hotel Grande Bretagne).
- Part 1
Walk up Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, along the elegant buildings that were once home to the country’s elite.
- Part 2
Take a private, themed tour of the Benaki Museum’s vast jewelry collection.
- Part 3
Enjoy an exclusive handling session of precious artifacts.
- Part 4
Meet an award-winning jewelry designer and learn about the art of fine jewelry.
- Ending Point
The tour ends with a walk back to Syntagma Square.
Take a private tour of the jewelry collection of one of the country’s top museums, and admire stunning jewels and artifacts spanning a period of over 6000 years.
Discover the fabulous styles and intricate techniques favored during different periods, from antiquity to the Byzantine Empire and the early period of Greek independence.
Step into the role of jewelry conservator and enjoy an exclusive handling session of 19th century jewelry from the museum’s collection, with access to items that are not on public display!
Enjoy a unique opportunity to meet an award-winning Greek jewelry designer and learn about the process of designing and crafting fine jewelry.
- Private, state-licensed tour guide
- Entry fees for the Benaki Museum
- Hands on experience at the Benaki Museum vaults
- Meet the artist & jewelry workshop
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