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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour provided by Alternative Athens

Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
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Discover Athens architecture though ancient Greek gods and heroes on a tour that blends real-world buildings with the stories that inspired them. Your guide handles navigation and tells you about ancient Greek society as you stroll through the Acropolis, visiting temples dedicated to Zeus and Hephaestus. It’s a great all-ages introduction to ancient Greece and includes many of Athens’ top sites.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Mythological tour of Athens’ ancient sites
  • Hear stories about ancient Greek daily life and beliefs
  • Exploring the ruins with a storytelling guide puts the sites in context
  • Visit the key landmarks within the Acropolis and beyond
  • Departs from a convenient meeting point in central Athens
What to expect
  • Make your way to a central location in Athens, where you join a guide and small group for a walking tour of the city’s ancient landmarks. Hear the story of Athens from the city’s founding to its Golden Age, battles, and rebirth, and meet the key characters of Greek mythology. As you walk through the city, take in the main sites of ancient Athens, but also lesser-known gems that are often overlooked. In the Acropolis itself, see the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Sanctuary of Asklepios. From there, take in the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the ancient Agora, the Temple of Hephaestus, filled with historic graves and crumbling ruins. After a half day of exploring, this tour concludes at a central location in Athens.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Mythological tour of Athens’ ancient sites
  • Hear stories about ancient Greek daily life and beliefs
  • Exploring the ruins with a storytelling guide puts the sites in context
  • Visit the key landmarks within the Acropolis and beyond
  • Departs from a convenient meeting point in central Athens
What to expect
  • Make your way to a central location in Athens, where you join a guide and small group for a walking tour of the city’s ancient landmarks. Hear the story of Athens from the city’s founding to its Golden Age, battles, and rebirth, and meet the key characters of Greek mythology. As you walk through the city, take in the main sites of ancient Athens, but also lesser-known gems that are often overlooked. In the Acropolis itself, see the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Sanctuary of Asklepios. From there, take in the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the ancient Agora, the Temple of Hephaestus, filled with historic graves and crumbling ruins. After a half day of exploring, this tour concludes at a central location in Athens.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6956P11
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Expert licensed guide
  • Wireless Tour Guide System
Exclusions
  • Entry fees
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Theater of Dionysus
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Entry/Admission - Erechtheion
  • Entry/Admission - Parthenon
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hephaestus
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens 105 57, Greece Your meeting point is at the main entrance of the Temple of Olympian Zeus where the tickets booth is located, on Vasilissis Olgas Avenue (a paved street next to the tram lines) . Google maps link:
  • Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • ID card or passport are required for people under the age of 18 for age confirmation
  • Strollers are not allowed at the Acropolis
  • It is recommended to wear a hat and sunscreen in summer months (June to Sept)
  • Near public transportation
  • As this is a walking tour, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • Expert licensed guide
  • Wireless Tour Guide System
Exclusions
  • Entry fees
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Theater of Dionysus
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Entry/Admission - Erechtheion
  • Entry/Admission - Parthenon
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hephaestus
Departure details
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens 105 57, Greece Your meeting point is at the main entrance of the Temple of Olympian Zeus where the tickets booth is located, on Vasilissis Olgas Avenue (a paved street next to the tram lines) . Google maps link:
  • Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • ID card or passport are required for people under the age of 18 for age confirmation
  • Strollers are not allowed at the Acropolis
  • It is recommended to wear a hat and sunscreen in summer months (June to Sept)
  • Near public transportation
  • As this is a walking tour, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Apr 21, 2021
A note from Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
* Wireless Tour Guide Systems will be provided to all participants. Receivers are thoroughly sanitized between use and all earpieces are single-use (disposable).
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Athens 105 57, Greece
    Your meeting point is at the main entrance of the Temple of Olympian Zeus where the tickets booth is located, on Vasilissis Olgas Avenue (a paved street next to the tram lines) . Google maps link:
    See address & details
  • 1
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Acropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Theater of Dionysus
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Temple of Athena Nike
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Erechtheion
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Parthenon
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Ancient Agora of Athens
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Temple of Hephaestus
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Ancient Agora of Athens
    Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
    See address & details
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travelingistruelove
6 contributions
Great Background Info + Nice Intro to Athens
Nov 2021 • Couples
I almost took the cheap route and decided to do self-guided tour of Athens… that would have been a mistake. After doing this the first day we arrived, I felt comfortable to walk around Athens alone. I also better understood certain references when visiting museums, etc.

I did feel some of the info was a little too much at times (very thorough), but for the most part I really enjoyed it. If you’re in Athens to learn about mythology & history - you should do this trip.
If you don’t care about that and are just looking for Instagram-worthy moments, you may feel a little overwhelmed.

They do, however, give plenty of time to snap great photos.

Helen (English spelling) was our guide and she was amazing. She did a wonderful job.
Written November 26, 2021
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Andrew L
3 contributions
A must do.
Tour covered Zeus temple, the acropolis, ancient agora and more. Well worth it.
The guide was excellent. Great walking tour.
Written November 26, 2021
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Sarah B
1 contribution
An amazing experience
Nov 2021 • Friends
I’ve never been on a better tour! The guide, Alex, was so incredibly knowledgeable and made the information unforgettable. Would highly recommend!
Written November 18, 2021
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maima
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
A history lesson worth the hike 💚
This tour had so much information and was very helpful in understanding culture. Our tour guide made sure to give us plenty breaks and time for questions. A lot lot of love for the historic artifacts went into this tour. It was Ana amazing experience.
Written November 16, 2021
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EloB
2 contributions
We’ve learned a lot !
Nov 2021 • Friends
The tour and the guide’s explanations were very interesting ! We were really happy to visit the city that way rather than on our own.
Written November 8, 2021
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Tony S
3 contributions
Interesting and entertaining tour
It was interesting to hear and learn many origins of words that we use everyday. The guide was informative and pleasant.
Written November 7, 2021
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Adeline B
1 contribution
Very interesting tour
Nov 2021
The tour was really interesting. Our French speaking guide was very nice and told us a lot of interesting things about Athens and the mythology.
Written November 4, 2021
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F M
Cheltenham, UK61 contributions
A must do tour if you visit!
Natalia was amazing, she really brought to life the temple ruins and archeological sites. Learning about the Greek gods was good fun, but also about the history of Greece in general. A must do tour if you visit Athens.
Written November 1, 2021
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Tito R
Flagstaff, AZ5 contributions
Acropolis with Natalia
Natalia was an excellent tour guide making sure each of us had an awesome experience during our Acropolis visit. Her knowledge and enthusiasm were contagious.
Written November 1, 2021
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Jen MacQuiddy
6 contributions
So informative!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our guide Elena was very informative. We learned so much more on the tour than we would have if we had gone without a guide!
Written October 18, 2021
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