Museum of Thebes

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  • museum
  • Half day
  • Tour leader
    English

THEBES
Daily except Tuesdays

The Archaeological Museum of Thebes is one of the best archaeological museums in Greece with rare and unique collections. It's a hidden gem.
It has a wonderful chronological display of the history of Greece and particularly Thebes in antiquity. It's well worth making a plan to visit it from Athens.

Every traveller who is interested in archaeology and ancient history, should start his/her trip to Greece with a visit to this outstanding museum. The exhibits originate from excavations all around the province of Voeotia and cover a long chronological period spanning from the Paleolithic to the Post Byzantine periods.

There are several reasons why an archaeological museum should be in Thebes:
a) Thebes was one of the oldest Greek cities (settlement started about 8,800 BC).
b) For centuries, it was the most important city in Greece. Many myths played in Thebes (Cadmus, Sphinx, Oedipus, Antigone, Dionysus, Heracles...).
c) The archaeological findings are from all ages: Neolithic, Mycenaean, Archaic, Classic, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and many of them are unique.
d) It is a brand new, modern museum with an excellent didactic concept.There is no better place to learn about the timeline of ancient history in Greece.

The explanations are excellent, complemented by interactive computer terminals. The presentation and lighting is elegant. And if you walk down to the basement, you find impressive remains of buildings some 4,500 years old. And even more, if you walk around you will see the Mycenaean Palace and Tombs.

You can easily spend several hours here. There is so much to see and read.

 

PRICE shared by (1-8) passengers: 200 €


 

Entrance fees that must be paid:

November-March: 3.00 € | April-October: 6.00 €
Everyday, except Tuesdays, from 08:30-15:30

 

Included:

  • Transportation from Athens to Thebes
  • Air-conditioned minibus

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees
  • Meals & drinks

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