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Touching History:

A museum lovers dream, through the origins of modern Greece

Culture for the real world

A memorable experience awaits the guests of Touching History, which promises to satisfy the most demanding museumphiles and not only. Discover the ‘Age of Revolutions’ at the Benaki Museum, one of Greece’s most renowned cultural institutions, and trace the origins of 19th-century Greece over a private hands-on experience of artifacts and heirlooms from the men and women who wrote Greece’s modern history.

Information

Duration: 10:00 – 12:00 (Half Day)

Location: Athens

Price: from € 130
Indicative cost per person for a group of 4

Theme: Bespoke Experiences

Availability: Year-round
Runs on Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Highlights

Understand the conditions that gave birth to the revolution & hear harrowing tales of battle from Greece’s struggle for independence

Trace the origins of modern Greece, from the revolution against Ottoman rule to the formation of the Greek state

Enjoy an exclusive hands-on session of real artifacts and heirlooms from the men and women who wrote Greece’s modern history at the Benaki Museum’s underground vaults

What's included

  • Expert tour guide in English
  • Private tour
  • Entry fees
  • Hands – on experience
  • Pick up from hotel available upon request

Timetable

10:00

Starting Point: Syntagma Square (opposite of Hotel Grande Bretagne)

10:00 – 10:15

Walk along Vasilissis Sofias Avenue to explore the elegant charm of the street where the Athenian elite once lived. The buildings & monuments create a neighborhood of administration and culture, a vibrant “open air museum” of architecture and sculpture.

11:00 – 11:45

Exclusive hands-on session of real artifacts and heirlooms from the men and women who wrote Greece’s modern history at the Benaki Museum’s underground vaults. A thrilling opportunity to see the personal objects of Mavromichalis family such as clothes, shooting guns and snuff boxes. These treasured items have donated to the Benaki Museum over the past decades and are currently not on public display.

11:45 – 12:00

Walk to Syntagma Square

12:00

Ending Point: Syntagma Square

* Optional private transfer to and from the meeting point is available upon request.

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