Athens highlights mythology tour

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

Duration

4 hours

When

Daily at 8.30 a.m

Languages

english, french

Price

€55per person

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Join our Athens mythological tour & get to the heart of the ancient world by exploring Athens' landmark sites through timeless myths. Uncover fascinating stories from ancient Greek mythology, decode their meaning and the real-life events hidden 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,  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, 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 8.30 a.m
Group size
Up to 14 people

Prices

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

What's included

  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • 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.
Testimonials:

"Amazing tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and engaging and she made sure we had adequate water, restroom stops, time for pictures, and shade. Highly recommend Alternative Athens!"

LoveTravel732853

"A must do! I enjoyed this tour SO much! Our guide was really knowledgeable and kept us engaged throughout. The idea of the tour itself is really interesting and a departure from stuffy historic facts recounting. If you have the time, definitely worth the money :)"

Dalia Y

"Awesome tour- small group, great guide! Our family loved this tour - just long enough and interesting stories of mythology of all the sites. Tour guide was great and it was a small group so felt intimate. Highly recommend!"

MollyW1234

"This was a great tour. Yes, you can get into all of the places/sights on your own, but the information provided by the guide is superb. I would highly recommend doing this tour. Demeter was our guide, and she was great!"

CDBrown621

"This was the perfect way to see Athens main attractions, the tour guide was very passionate about the information she was sharing with us. Great experience overall."

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