Touching History

A museum lover’s dream, exploring the origins of modern Greece

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Duration

Half-Day (3 hrs)

Location

Athens

Price

Theme

Bespoke Experiences

Runs

Upon Request

Meeting Point

Syntagma Square

Sure to satisfy even the most demanding museophiles, this tour invites you to discover the Age of Revolution and witness the birth of the modern Greek state through a hands-on handling session of 19th and early 20th century heirlooms and artifacts from the collections of the celebrated Benaki Museum.

Enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to explore one of the most important periods in Greek history through a truly memorable experience at one of the country’s most renowned cultural institutions.

Step into the 19th century and trace the origins of the modern Greek state with a private tour of the Benaki Museum’s historic heirlooms collection, and then join museum conservators for an exclusive handling session of priceless artifacts and heirlooms from the museum’s collections, personal items that belonged to the men and women who shaped Greece’s modern history.

Itinerary

Starting Point

Meet your guide at Syntagma Square (opposite Hotel Grande Bretagne).

Part 1

Walk up Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, along the elegant historical buildings that were once home to the country’s elite.

Part 2

Take a private guided tour of the Benaki Museum’s historical heirlooms collection, tracing the origins of modern Greece.

Part 3

Enjoy an exclusive handling session in the museum’s vaults.

Ending Point

The tour ends with a walk back to Syntagma Square.

Highlights

Walk past some of the most elegant buildings of the Greek capital, neoclassical treasures that once housed the country’s elite and served as the backdrop to some of the most important developments in the country’s modern history.

Take a historian-led private tour of the Benaki Museum’s historical heirlooms collection.

Trace the origins of the modern Greek state and the country’s fascinating journey to independence and modernization through the 19th and early 20th century.

Enjoy an exclusive handling session of priceless artifacts from the museum’s collection, including items that are not on public display and personal items that belonged to leading figures of the Greek War of Independence, men and women who shaped Greece’s modern history.

What's included

  • Private, state-licensed tour guide
  • Entry fees for the Benaki Museum
  • Hands on experience

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