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The Mythology Highlights Tour

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Chase your heroes across the city that first told their stories!

Duration

4 hours

When

Daily at 9 a.m

Languages

english, french

Price

€55per person

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Delve into a mythological tour that starts from the birth of this glorious city through its Golden Age, all the way to its downfall to the Spartan armies. Get to the heart of the ancient world and uncover fascinating stories from the Greek mythology. Learn about the true meaning of these timeless myths and the historical events that hide behind them!

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Highlights

  • All the best landmarks in the city. From the world-famous Acropolis to the majestic Olympian Zeus Temple, the ancient Cemetery of Keramikos and the Ancient Agora.
  • Get ready for a crash course in Greek mythology. Learn all about the Greek gods and heroes and the historical events behind their myths.
  • Understand the Ancient Greek society. Examine the social, cultural and political context of the myths and how they helped Athens into becoming one of the greatest cities of the world. 
  • A city with a view. Enjoy spectacular views and discover hidden ancient corners.

What you can expect

Start your tour 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 English-speaking guide will take you all the way to the Theater of Dionysus and the Acropolis to visit the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion, the Propylaia and of course, the marvelous Parthenon.

It is here that the most famous ancient myths come to life, stories about Gods and Heroes, such as almighty Zeus, Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and protector of Athens, Poseidon, God of the Sea, Dionysus, God of Wine and many more. 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 tour back in time continues to the Ancient Agora. It is here that democracy was born and where great philosophers such as Socrates spoke about global truths. Here you’ll have a rare chance to see the Hephaisteion, the most perfectly preserved of Greece’s temples and one shared between Athena and the God of the forge, Hephaestus. You ‘ll hear more mythical stories about Theseus and the Minotaur, the jealous wife of Zeus, Hera and Aphrodite, Goddess of love and beauty.

This walk will also help you figure out how this city was created and how it rose to become one of the greatest cities of the old world. In the Ancient Cemetery of Keramikos, kingdom of Hades, the myths of life and death, will finally help you understand how Athens managed to create such a reputation and such monuments that are still immortal and legendary. Just like their Gods.

Practical info

Duration
4 hours
Walking pace
Easy
Languages
english, french
When
Daily at 9 a.m
Group size
Up to 12 people

Prices

  • Adult: 55 €
  • Children under 6: Free
  • Children 6-11: 27 €
  • Children 12-17: 44 €

What's included

  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Traditional Greek snack
  • Fun Ancient Athens Map

Not included

  • Entry Fees - 30€ per adult, free for children under 18 upon presentation of a valid identity card or passport
  • Food or drinks

Notes

  • Your meeting point is Olympian Zeus Temple. Detailed instructions will be sent to you upon booking.
  • For this tour you will need a special combo ticket (April-October)  which you can get with your guide without any queuing. Please do not purchase any tickets to the Acropolis beforehand as they may not be deducted from the combo price ticket.
  • Tour not operating on January 1st, March 25th, May 1st, December 25th & 26th, Easter Sunday.

"When in Greece..you HAVE to take a mythological tour...PLUS get an overview of the city!  It Really was fascinating and Just the Right amount of time!"

Lynn M

"Excellent. Really worth it. Our tour guide, Joanna, was extremely knowledgeable and nice. It really makes a difference to have someone take you around. Do not hesitate to book it!"

LUIS S

"Excellent and informative tour! What a great way to start our holiday in Greece!"

Anjana V

"Our tour guide was perfect. She knew how to gage the group, she gave us enough information for it to be enjoyable without turning this into a university class. It was simply pitched perfectly. I learned a lot and I enjoyed it 100%.It made the Acropolis and all of the ruins come alive, make sense and really enjoyable."

Njaire1, TripAdvisor

"Family took this tour as we thought would be more interesting than a standard tour of the sites. We were very impressed with the guide and her ability to weave mythology into the history of Athens. Highly recommend this tour!"

Don H, TripAdvisor

"My mom and I came to Athens for only a day and a half and wanted to visit all the main sites during our stay. We are both Greek mythology buffs and loved the weaving of the myths with the history of the city and the sites. Our tour guide Nikos was very knowledgeable and good natured. Would highly recommend this tour!"

Lauren L, TripAdvisor

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Testimonials

"As an artist, Nikos was able to give us a lot of insight into both art we were looking at and the personalities behind the art. Along the way he provided much of the contemporary history that contextualized the life of Athenians the inspires the art that we saw. …Can't miss."

Eric K

"Wonderful day with top guide Vassia. Incredible lunch at a local restaurant. Mycenae was amazing too with great guide Jenny showing us around. Luxury air-con transport with the best driver. Worth every cent we paid"

Craig P., New Zealand

"I really enjoyed this tour through Athens. Our guide was super friendly and knew a lot of background information of all the street art we saw. It was a great addition to my trip and something very different after a few days of temples and history"

Iris S-Rotterdam