Mythology Storytelling Walk

Ancient myths come to life just for you in a live show on the streets of Athens!

Duration

2 hours

When

Mon-Sun, upon request

Languages

English

Zeus is madly in love, Athena is bearing gifts and Dionysus is drunk again! Circle the Acropolis and see and hear all the gossip – okay, the myths – about the gods of Greece from professional storytellers as you taste authentic Greek items at stops along the way.

This is a Corporate Tour

Please contact us for a quote depending
on your group size

Highlights

  • Treat yourself to the joy and surprise of performance that comes with this unique live professional experience
  • Listen with your mouth, too – there are tastings to go along with the stories
  • The three myths that you’ll hear are each foundational accounts, important not just to Athens but to the world
  • While you explore these myths, you’ll be getting to see some of the most important areas of ancient Athens, with guides that know all the stories, ancient and modern, that go along them

What you can expect

As is proper for the ruler of the gods, Zeus comes first. You’ll hear about him in Plaka, the oldest part of the city. Once a nearly forgotten corner of the modern city, this area is today the tourist center of Athens, with more souvenir shops than you could ever need. In the midst of them, however, are also places that mean a great deal to local residents. It’s in this corner of the city, just a little off the main streets, that you’ll hear about the birth of Zeus, his rise to power over his gruesome father, and his torrid love affair with Europa, the woman who gave her name to an entire continent. You’ll also taste some honey, which, as you’ll find out, was Zeus’ baby food.  

On Dionysiou Areopagitou, the marvellous pedestrian street around the Acropolis and the site of two ancient theaters, you’ll hear about Dionysus, god of wine and the theatrical arts. An extremely popular god in Greece and in early Rome, Dionysus eventually fell out of favor with the Romans, who frowned on the excesses associated with celebrating his rites. On this tour, the excesses will be minimal, but of course, we can’t talk about this happy god without raising a glass of red wine

The last stop on the tour is at Mars Hill, from where there’s an outstanding close-up view of the Propylae of the Acropolis, the gateway to the Sacred Rock. This is the most fitting place possible to hear about goddess Athena, starting with her birth and covering the contest between this remarkable goddess of wisdom and her uncle, the god Poiseidon, for the patronage of the city that would, as a result of her victory, take her name and become Athens. It is because of this contest that the olive tree is forever associated with Athena, and the last of the treats that you’ll receive on this walk will be a small bottle of olive oil, a memento of the day you spent with the gods of Greece in the city that worshipped them for so long.

Practical info

Duration
2 hours
Walking pace
Easy
Languages
English
When
Mon-Sun, upon request

What's included

  • Three professional storytellers
  • Professional tour leader
  • Tastings accompanying the stories

Not included

  • Food or drinks not mentioned in the tour's description

Notes

  • Please contact us for more details and a customized offer according to your group’s requirements
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Powerful stories from Ancient Greece performed just for you.

"I just got back from Athens and I must say that the authentic home cooked meal at Korina's was excellent..after a long day of work Korina came home and cooked our meal including entree,wine and lamb..if you ever have a chance to try this you must, you won't be disappointed."

disappointedMontreal

"This tour was excellent! A three hour walk through the most interesting districts of Athens looking at the latest street art. Our guide Nikos was superb - well informed, engaged, and super friendly."

Costi S

"Tania showed us to a variety of local gems around the city that we would have never found otherwise. It's a great way not only to learn about the local cuisine, but to get to know the different districts and discover where the locals hang out."

Helen A