In the mood to get a taste of Greece and explore her rich history? With travel restrictions due to COVID-19 still in force, it would seem impossible. And yet, thankfully, we have the means to enjoy virtual tours of Greece and remain safe at the same time. From the ancient sights of Delphi to the Acropolis of Athens and its museum, find out all the events and tours you can experience virtually. Get a glimpse inside Greece’s cultural heritage and immerse yourself in another era.
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Virtual Tours of Greece and Greek Museums
Unravel the mysteries of Delphi
Another famous religious sanctuary, Delphi is dedicated to God Apollo, the god of beauty, light, and music. The site was also a sacred place and refuge to Pythia, the priestess of the Oracle of Delphi, who was known to foresee the future. Delphi was considered the navel of the world because of its central position, connecting to different sites of ancient Greece.
Learn all about this place of myth and history from the comfort of your home. With this self-guided informative and fun virtual tour of the site, you can listen to old stories from the Oracle and marvel at the most significant monuments: the Athenian Treasury and Temple of Apollo with satellite views and a 2-hours-trip.
Prices start from 15.99€ per person and the Audio Guide is provided.
Discover the Acropolis of Athens
The gem of Athens, the Acropolis of Athens with the imposing Parthenon, is a place worth visiting in one’s lifetime. Dedicated to the Goddess of Athena, this ancient citadel was built around 5 century B.C. The significance of this site is historical, architectural, and cultural, and it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
You can discover the glory of the Acropolis of Athens from the comfort of your home through guided virtual tours found at Get Your Guide. A licensed historian will guide you around the magnificent remains of the citadel, and you’ll get to see the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike as well as the Theatre of Dionysos while listening to your guide’s wonderful tales of the past. This live webinar also includes a Q&A session and an optional discussion with fellow visitors at the end.
Similarly, Take Walks offers an online guided tour of the ancient citadel. The local Athenian guide provides you wonderful insights into the history of this important location and explains how the Acropolis of Athens came to symbolize the start of the western civilization as we know it today. In this live tour, which lasts 1 hour, you can also ask questions and converse with others.
Enjoy the exhibits of the Acropolis Museum
The new museum of the Acropolis, established in 2009 is a true treasury of ancient civilization. Its exhibits include monuments of immeasurable value like portraits of philosophers, a statue head of Alexander the Great, and other findings from the Erechtheion and the Parthenon.
The Museum now offers a 360ᵒ video tour that will offer visitors a glimpse of the most prominent galleries and venues of the newly-built museum. You can choose which direction to follow and navigate yourself around easily. Find it here for free.
In addition, the website of the Museum offers a Street View Virtual tour if you want to admire the monuments in more detail.
Experience it here.
Into the treasures of the National Archaeological Museum
The museum is the largest museum of archaeological sites in Greece, with collections from various locations around Greece preserved in its interior. The Museum now offers a wide range of online exhibitions and videos that you can find on their website for free.
One of these is the digital exhibition named “The Countless Aspects of Beauty” which travels the spectator back in time to showcase expressions of beauty and aesthetic creation in ancient art as it unfolded throughout the centuries.
Find more exhibitions, including some 360ᵒ tours at the bottom of the page here.
A virtual tour of Benaki Museum
Established in 1930, the Benaki Museum hosts artworks of Greece’s heritage, as well as some Islamic and Chinese findings, which are now exhibited in satellite museums. This museum takes the visitor on a trip of Greek culture and history throughout the centuries, and it does so by highlighting foreign influences found in Greek art and culture.
The museum has taken the initiative #museumfromhome to open its virtual doors to the visitors since April 2020. You can take a virtual tour of the museum as if you were actually there for free. The tour of the galleries is accompanied by audio guides in 6 languages.
Don’t miss the 3rd floor and the gallery on the Greek War of Independence of 1821, which celebrates its anniversary of 200 years this year!
Find the virtual tour here.
Virtual ‘Lessons’ on Natural History from Museum Goulandris
The Goulandris Natural History Museum in Kifisia was established in 1964 and has helped in scientific research on conservation and preservation of species. The permanent exhibitions are breath-taking, with animals from the wider European region, but the rest of the world as well.
Collections on entomology, geology, marine biology, botany, paleontology as well as ornithology, and mammal collection will educate you and cause a certain amount of awe. The museum’s official website now offers free online virtual tours captured by 360ᵒ shots.
Click here to navigate and explore everything.
Admire artworks of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation
Established in 1979, the Foundation is a non-profit organization, focusing on visual arts and showcasing artworks of immeasurable value and beauty. From Pablo Picasso to Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet to Doménikos Theotokópoulos (El Greco), the collection of the foundation is of priceless value and yet available online for you to discover.
By clicking here, you can redirect to the digital collection of 198 masterpieces. Explore them all and learn about each of them by clicking on the work for free.