Discover the ‘Age of Revolutions’ and early 19th century Greek history in one unforgettable experience. Explore the elegant charm of Vasilissis Sofias Avenue while you walk to the Benaki Museum, one of Greece’s finest and most renowned cultural institutions.
Accompanied by a 19th century expert, you will trace the origins of modern Greece, from the revolution against Ottoman rule to the formation of the Greek state. You will come to understand the conditions that gave birth to the revolution, hear harrowing tales of battle from Greece’s struggle for independence, and discover how Greece’s destiny was shaped in part by Age of Enlightenment philosophy and the French and American Revolutions.
The Benaki Museum will then lead the tour back into its vaults, allowing guests to explore, touch and feel real artifacts and heirlooms from the men and women who wrote Greece’s modern history. These treasured items have donated to the Benaki Museum over the past decades and are currently not on public display.
The day concludes with a meal at the Museum’s restaurant, featuring breathtaking views of the Acropolis and the National Garden and a special surprise from the Museum’s gift shop to further enhance the 19th-century experience.
Virtuoso guests also have the opportunity to spend an unforgettable night at the Museum, which will open its doors exclusively for them. The night includes a private tour of the historical heirlooms exhibition, an exclusive hands-on experience at the Museum’s vaults and a private, catered dinner at the rooftop restaurant.