Thanks to the Google Art Project travelers have the chance now to travel through their mind’s eye to more than 151 Museums in 40 countries who have agreed to digitally exhibit their treasures which, together, depict 14,000 years of global history and all this is possible with just one click.
The program, which is not of a commercial character, nor is it connected to any advertisement campaign, was officially launched in Greece on April 5, 2012. The Acropolis Museum, the Benaki Μuseum and the Cycladic Museum have contributed 693 of their exhibits to the project.
Users of the program can also create their own “personal museum” by choosing high quality pictures of the exhibits that interest them from the Google Art Project. The reproduction rights are owned and retained by each participating museum which means that the pictures can not be downloaded or used in any other Google application. This beautiful virtual reality visit presented by Google adds a new way of experiencing the awarded Acropolis Museum. Begin your journey here.
If you are lucky enough to visit the Acropolis Museum in person then the Athens Walking Tours will assure that your visit will be a unique and unforgettable experience with a highly trained and specially chosen by the Athens Walking Tours licensed local guide. We offer daily guided Athens tours in the Acropolis Museum for the visitors of Athens as well as specially designed tours of Athens for cruise ship visitors from the port of Piraeus which includes roundtrip transportation, pick up from where your ship docks at the port of Piraeus an return trip back to the port, as well as entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums we visit.
Our guides are not only licensed and professional but also university degree holders in relevant fields, such as History, Archeology or Cultural Studies. Apart from being highly qualified, the Athens Walking Tours guides share a passion for their work, which they regard as a mission, and do not repeat rehearsed information, but, rather, share their wealth of knowledge about Greece in the past and present with our visitors.
But don’t take our word for it. Just look at some of the favorable reviews that our satisfied customers write everyday on TripAdvisor, Viator and many other sites and social media about their Athens tour experience with us and we are very grateful for every single word. We are also very proud because the Athens Walking Tours have the most excellent reviews of any other tour company in Athens for the quality and liveliness of our Athens tours. To get an up close look check out this video.