Top museums to visit in Greece

Nov 1, 2019

The top museums to visit in Greece cover a wide range of interests and include archaeological, history, art, culture, folk as well as culinary. After all, the wealth of Greece lies exactly there; in its diversity and its longevity.  With summer slowly subsiding, those who find themselves in Greece will be overwhelmed by a sweet nostalgia of the changing seasons. Luckily enough, our country is blessed with such wonderful weather that the Autumn and Winter blues will never set upon you. For the most part you can be out and about, enjoying plenty of sunshine, while in our experience, Autumn is a great time to explore the top museums to visit in Greece. Come and experience it all, with Keytours, your Greek tour experts! 

Athens Athens is where many of the top museums to visit in Greece are concentrated. Being the capital city of Greece, it is no wonder that the majority of cultural attractions are located within its confines. Of course, the crown jewel of Athens is the ancient citadel of the Acropolis that has resided over the city for centuries. For years and years, Athens did not have a museum dedicated to this spectacular monument, but today a most impressive glass building houses a huge collection of ancient artefacts. For discovering it at your own pace consider a non-guided, skip the line admission ticket for the Acropolis museum to save some valuable time at the entrance since you will need a good 2-3 hours of browsing indoors. For exploring the intriguing history of ancient Greece’s heritage in more depth, opt for a half day private tour of the Acropolis, Parthenon & National Archaeological Museum which will reveal the major sites worth seeing within 5 hours as part of a guided tour. And although great focus is given to the archaic side of Athens, with an Athens private museum tour of Cycladic art and Benaki museums, art lovers can delve into the fascination of how art in Greece has developed throughout the eras. Our expert guides will convey a deeper level of understanding which will make the whole experience much more meaningful.  Epidaurus, Delphi & Meteora The ancient heritage of Greece is by no means solely restricted to its principal city. The ancient Greeks were a proliferous people, spreading their way of life throughout the entire regional expansion of the land, so it is no surprise that there are a myriad of spots around Greece where the flame of early civilization still burns bright. First on our list of top museums to visit in Greece outside Athens is Epidaurus, with its namesake theater. Perhaps the best preserved of the classical Greek structures, this theater has seen countless performances of legendary playwrights who have remained in the pages of history. This UNESCO site is in fact an open-air museum, and together with the neighboring archaeological site and royal settlement of Mycenae, a one day tour from Athens to Epidaurus & Mycenae will prove exceptionally poignant. If you have a couple of days to spend, we strongly urge you to take our four day Classical Greece tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora are all on the same itinerary, so within these four days you will get the most in depth knowledge of a total of five UNESCO World heritage sites. Delphi, home of the ancient Oracle and considered to be the navel of the world, is especially symbolic as it links back to the spiritual beliefs of the ancient Greeks. Of particular interest is the Delphi Archaeological Museum tour that contains some incredible findings salvaged at Apollo’s sanctuary site. Meteora is a highly emotional place to witness, with the astonishing peaks atop of which monasteries have been built. Apart from the religious aspect and humbling feeling of the area, there you will also find the natural history museum of Meteora which is perfect for families but adults too! For an experience that takes you to the great outdoors, discovering the natural wealth of the region, try our truffle hunting at Meteora tour that includes a visit to the mushroom museum too. 

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