The Mythology Highlights Tour

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 the city of Athens. Τhis temple is a telling symbol of the legend about Deucalion and Pyrrha, the Greek equivalent of Noah – but it is also something even more important: it’s the mythological start of the city of Athens. 

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: the birth of Dionysus, God of Wine, and his adventures around the world,  almighty Zeus and the birth of Goddess Athena, the battle of Poseidon and Athena over the city of Athens 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 the stories of Theseus and the Minotaur and learn all about the birth of Hephaestus and his adventures with his mother Hera and his wife Aphrodite.

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 the myths of life and death, Demetra, Persephonis and Hades, 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 12-18: 44 €

What's included

  • Licensed English speaking guide

Not included

  • Entry Fees
  • 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.
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Learning more about your favorite Greek gods and heroes in the city where they were worshipped.

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"Our guide was excellent. He not only took us to try some great food, but showed us parts of Athens that we could not have found ourselves. I would recommend this tour to others."

Paul M

"Lena and Kristos were fantastic. They fed us lots of food and drinks. The best part, however, was the discussions we had with them. Whenever I travel, I always try to schedule a meal with a local family, or a cooking lesson, and I've never been disappointed. You'll learn so much about the culture! We spent almost four hours in their home and left with a new understanding of the Greek psyche."

jennykvb, Brooklyn, New York

"We had Alexandra as our tour guide and she was fantastic! She made the myths and legends so interesting and was very informative. She kept it entertaining, historical and relevant to all the places we visited"

Emily F