Day Tour

A Treasure Trove of Jewelry (3 Hours 45 Minutes)

Travel2Greece by Travelive

Athens, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

A Treasure Trove of Jewelry (3 Hours 45 Minutes)

Athens, Greece

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts


Lunch, Dinner

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Discover more than 6000 years of Greek jewelry—from prehistoric craftsmanship through modern design—in one unforgettable experience. Explore the site, sounds and shops of chic Vasilissis Sofias Avenue and end up at the Benaki Museum, Greece’s most comprehensive collection of cultural artifacts spanning all eras of Greek society.

After a welcome by museum personnel, our field expert will guide guests through the Benaki’s vast collections of jewelry, from ancient through Byzantine and modern times. The guide will explain the various processes and materials that fueled Greece’s jewelry trade over the ages, and the customs and rituals that put jewelry at the heart of Greek culture.

Guests will then be invited to visit the museum’s underground vaults and become jewelry conservators for a day, holding in their hands the precious artifacts of the 19th century that are currently not on public display.

Afterwards, as a special surprise for all jewelry lovers, a De Beers Diamonds International Award jewelry designer winner will join guests at the Museum to explain the practice, history and many wonders of Greek jewelry art. The celebrated designer will delve into the time-honored techniques and tools she uses in crafting her own artistic creations, and even allow guests to view her work in person.

The tour closes with a light lunch at the Museum’s restaurant featuring breathtaking views of the National Garden and a special surprise from the Museum’s gift shop.

Virtuoso guests will 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 jewelry collection, an exclusive hands-on experience at the Museum’s vaults and a private, catered dinner at the rooftop restaurant.

About Us

Travel2Greece is a luxury On-Site specializing in handcrafted vacations to mainland Greece and its breathtaking islands. Greece is a remarkable destination with countless options for every type of traveler. Guests can experience historical and modern Athens, Mykonos' famous beaches and nightlife, romantic Santorini including a private sunset yacht cruise, and the sheer diversity offered in Crete. Customizing a stay on a private yacht is an exhilarating way to explore the lesser known islands with complete flexibility and unparalleled relaxation. Greece's diverse mainland and 6000 islands are available to discover–let’s start planning today!

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Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

We realize our trip was only as enjoyable as the many layers of details set up prior to our departure. We had many many transfers on our recent family trip to Greece and every driver was on time, friendly, professional in dress and demeanor, and proficient in English. Our local guides were knowledgeable and informative....and willing to tailor our excursions to our personal interests and time line. We could not have been happier with our hotel selections. Our Villa in Naxos was a dream come-true in every-way. Beautiful secure, well maintained Villa and surrounding grounds. The location provided privacy and proximity to activities, and restaurants with a staff (that became like family) on site-24/7. A overwhelmingly positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker