Scientific Treasures of Athens

Photo Friendly 4:00 Hours 4+ People

The ancient Greeks extensively developed technology in several fields leading to the birth of Western science. This tour introduces you to the most important scientific monuments, innovative inventions and techniques of ancient Greece, and it enables you to discover the heart of downtown Athens in few hours on this sight- and activity- packed tour with our experienced local guide.

Tour Details
Our tour starts outside Syntagma Metro Station. Our tour guide will be holding a Parthenon Tours sign. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the departure time of the tour.  Admire the change of Evzones guards, stationed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and learn the secrets of the Greek Parliament building. The tour continues to the nearby Museum of Greek Ancient Technology, where you will have the chance to get to know ancient Greek technology by admiring over 300 operating models of ancient Greek inventions. After a quick break for beverages, our tour continues in the vibrant Athens city center, where you will discover the scientific secrets of iconic monuments from the Ancient Agora to the Tower of the Winds. Your tour will finally take you to the newly established Museum of Herakleidon, where you will explore and interact with some of the most iconic scientific inventions of Ancient Greece including the famous Antikythera Mechanism. Our tour ends at Monastiraki Metro Station, where our guide will provide you a Parthenon Tours souvenir.
  • Experienced local guide
  • Explore the scientific secrets of famous Greek monuments from Ancient Agora to the Tower of Winds
  • Visit the most important science museums of Athens including the Museum of Herakleidon and the Museum of Greek Ancient Technology
  • Get to know ancient Greek technological marvels from the robot  servant of Philon to the automatic clock of Ktesibios
  • Interact with a new model of the Antikythera Mechanism
  • Experience Greek hospitality
Practical Info
  • Included:  experienced local guide
  • Not Included: Hotel pick-up and drop off service, entrance fees, gratuities
  • Not allowed: pets, baby strollers, smoking and alcohol, oversized luggages
  • What to bring: ID or passport, voucher (printed or e-ticket), comfortable shoes, sunglasses and hat, sunscreen
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time
  • Languages: English. 
  • Private Tour is offered in different languages upon request. 
  • Beverages provided
  • Surprise quality gift
  • COVID -19 measures apply*

Trip Itinerary

09:45 AM -Syntagma Metro Station

Meet with your guide

10:00 AM – Unknown Soldier Tomb and the Greek Parliament

Change of guards and the Greek Parliament

10:30 AM – Museum of Greek Ancient Technology

Admire over 300 operating models of ancient Greek inventions

12:00 PM – Downtown Athens Tour

Walk through Athens city centre and discover the scientific secrets of iconic monuments from the Ancient Agora to the Tower of the Winds

12:45 PM – Museum of Herakleidon

Explore and Interact with some of the most iconic scientific inventions of Ancient Greece

02:00 PM – Monastiraki Metro Station
Farewell and surprise gift

Pricing Chart

4:00h Tour
People +4
  • Local Guide
  • Beverages
  • Surprise Gift
4:00h Private Tour
up to 6 people
  • Local Guide
  • Beverages
  • Luxury Gift

Meeting Point

In Parthenon Tours your safety is our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  
  • Our guides are fully vaccinated and are regularly tested for Covid-19.
  • Our guides wear safety masks at all times and follow all the necessary sanitary protocols and precautions.
  • Your transport is professionally sanitized before your trip.
  • We require that you wear a protective mask in mandatory venues and crowded places, and that you keep the required distance from your fellow travelers so that everyone can safely enjoy the tour experience.
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“This tour made me discover a lot about ancient greek technology. Thank you”
Shahid Zayed
“Perfect tour for all lovers of ancient Greece!”
Faiyaz Mondi
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