- Enjoy a hassle-free visit with an entry e-ticket for the National Archaeological Museum.
- Download the app and your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit
- Marvel at the mask of “Agamemnon”, the bronze statue of Zeus, or Poseidon, the horse rider.
- Discover the Dipylon Amphora, the Sphinx statue, and the complex of Aphrodite and Pan.
Experience the National Archaeological Museum at your own pace with a skip-the-line e-ticket and a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone.
Receive your ticket instructions by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in ancient times to admire masterpieces from different antique periods housed in the National Archaeological Museum.
Put on your headphones and discover the mask of Agamemnon, the Mycenaean bull, the bronze statue of Zeus or Poseidon, and the horse rider, through the power of storytelling and learning historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from ancient times. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit.
This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into ancient greek art and society and relate to the exhibits in an entirely original way.
Mask of “Agamemnon” (10 mins): The kingdom of Mycenae gave its name to an entire civilization, while the most well-known king of Mycenae, the legendary Agamemnon offered its name to this golden mask. During the excavations in Mycenae, Heinrich Schlieman was convinced that he discord the tomb of Agamemnon and gave this golden mask the name of the ruler. Described as the “Mona Lisa of prehistory”, the mask still remains a mystery since archaeologists claim that it dates before the reign of Agamemnon, being unable to share with us who is portrayed.
Sphinx statue: (7 mins): One of the most famous ancient Greek myths is the one of the Sphinx. The finest statue of the Sphinx dated to the 6th century B.C. represents the mythical creature in all her majesty just before its end. Listen to the story about the deadly Sphinx and how Oedipus managed to escape from the famous Sphinx’s riddle.
The bronze statue of Zeus or Poseidon (10 mins):
Back in ancient times, it is mentioned by the Roman encyclopaedist Pliny the Elder that there were 3,000 bronze statues in the city of Rhodes and an equal number in Athens, Delphi, and Olympia. Today, there are almost 30 bronze statues surviving around the world. The bronze statue of Zeus or Poseidon, found in the sea area near Cape Artemision, is a perfect example of early classical period art and one of the rare surviving original statues of the so-called severy style. The stories will reveal to you the destiny of the bronze statues of the 5th century and the beauty of the god.
The horse rider (10 mins):
The horse rider or the jockey of Artemision is one of the very few original bronze statues that survived until today. Discovered in a shipwreck and probably dedicated to the Gods to honor the victories in horse riding competitions, it is an exceptional work. The still unknown sculptor managed to capture the movement and vitality not only of the jockey but also of the horse. Marvel at the statue, while learning about the horse riding competition in Ancient Greece and the perfect way to depict these beautiful animals.
- Adult entry ticket
- Skip-the-line service
- Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English.
- Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)
- Live Guide
- Smartphone or headphones
- Food and drinks
Know Before You Go
- (Marketplace name) A voucher is not your entry ticket and is not accepted at the site
- Download the ticket(s) & audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit - no wifi/4G on-site
- Receive an email from the local supplier with important ticket & audio instructions. Check your spam folder as well.
- Tickets need to be either printed or downloaded on your phone [CHECK WHAT APPLIES]
- Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
- Backpacks, large bags, and baby strollers should be left in the cloakroom in the entrance.
- The entrance is free for children and young people up to the age of 25, from EU member-states, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin. Although, in order to get in, they must have a free entrance ticket.
- The entrance is free for children up to the age of 5, from non-European Union countries, upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin. Although, in order to get in, they must have a free entrance ticket.
- The entrance is free for persons over 25 years, being in secondary education (evening schools, second-chance schools) and in vocational schools from EU member states and countries of the European Economic Area, upon presentation of an attendance certificate bearing evidence of its duration. Although, in order to get in, they must have a free entrance ticket.
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