Mythology, Acropolis Museum & Acropolis tour

The Complete Ancient Athens experience


Full Day (8 hours)


daily, upon request


english, french

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Dive into the marvelous world of Ancient Athens with a full day guided tour of the Acropolis, the Acropolis museum, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Zeus. Uncover stories from the Greek mythology and decode hidden messages in artifacts left behind by the ancient Athenians!

This is a Private Tour

Our private tours can be booked as featured or be customized especially for you.


  • All the most important landmarks in the city in one day, from the world-famous Acropolis to the majestic Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora and the top rated Acropolis Museum!
  • An ingenious museum tour that explains the true importance of the objects on exhibit through fun activities, like no other museum tour you have done before
  • A journey to Greek mythology, including the actual historical events behind the myths, the social and political setting that gave these stories their meaning and the relevance they bear today.
  • A walk through an ancient city of beauty and mystery, with hidden spots rich in history and cultural significance.

What you can expect

Kick-off your ancient Athens mythology experience with a visit at the magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus which was, and still is, the unofficial entry point to Athens and the mythological start of this glorious city.

From there, your top-rated guide will take you all the way to the Theater of Dionysus and then the magnificent Acropolis. In Acropolis you will visit the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion, the Propylaia and of course, the marvelous Parthenon.

Here, the most famous ancient myths come to life, stories concerning beings such as almighty Zeus; his daughter Athena, goddess of wisdom and protector of Athens; Poseidon, god of the sea; and Dionysus, god of wine. But what’s even more intriguing is that you’ll also find out what truths hide behind these myths and why the Ancient Greeks created them.

Your ancient Athens experience continues to the Ancient Agora. It is here that democracy was born and where great philosophers such as Socrates spoke about global truths. But here you'll also learn about Theseus and the Minotaur; about Hera, the ever-jealous wife of Zeus; and about Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty.

Through the myths you will finally understand how Athens managed to create such a reputation and such monuments that are still immortal and legendary.

After a short break during which you’ll have some free time for a quick lunch at a spot of your own choice, you will reach one of the world's most important museums, the Acropolis Museum, filled with a vast collection of beautiful objects from thousands of years ago and world-famous for its stunning Parthenon Marbles.

As no ancient Athens experience is complete without meeting the people of Athens, you will be introduced to two Athenians from the city’s Golden Age, whose everyday lives you'll explore as you move through the exhibits. Their personal stories are hidden in the things they left behind, the artifacts that we encounter at the museum today. Your expert guide will lead the way connecting the past to the present through a series of fun games and activities. As you take part in the activities, you'll learn all about Ancient Greek history and culture.

By the time you finish this museum adventure, you will know what made this ancient city so special, and you'll understand, too, the modern relevance of its crowning glory, the Acropolis.

Practical info

Full Day (8 hours)
Walking pace
english, french
daily, upon request

Good to know

  • For this tour you will need tickets for the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis Museum (not included in the price). 
  • Children 0-18 years old (as of 1/4/24) & individuals from EU coutries under 25 need to present a valid identity card or passport to be entitled to free entry or discounts
  • Strollers and wheelchairs cannot be used throughout the tour and especially on the rock of the Acropolis and have to be left at the WEST entrance of the Acropolis (not the south entrance which is used for this tour)

What's included

  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Fun Ancient Athens Map
  • Customized illustrated Acropolis post card

Not included

  • Entry Fees
  • Food or drinks

"Our family of 4 with two boys (11 and 15) did the Myths and Mythology tour and the Acropolis Museum tour. Both were terrific -our guide was lively, entertaining, and kept the boys entertained with her stories. Breaking up the full day tour into two half days was the way to go - I think it would have been too much to cover in a day for the boys."


"Our guide was excellent, very kind, informative and tailored our tour to the ages and experience of our group. It was a long tour, with a break for lunch, which was at the right time in the tour. He also made the museum tour interactive with truth and dare, which was fun for the teens. I highly recommend Alternative Athens. If we had more time, we would have booked additional tours with this company."


"Top quality guides for both the Acropolis tour and the Acropolis Museum visit. Two passionate professionals who have been able to keep the family (with kids aged 12 and 10y) tuned in for respectively 5h and 2h, both ready to take questions and reply providing context and sense."


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