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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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History & Myth meet in Athens! Discover the greatest landmarks of Athens & their surrounding myths! Enjoy a unique mythological tour, suitable for all ages, that will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today.
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’ll 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, you’ll 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 8 people with 4 kids ranging from 12-19 years old. The tour was great. We all enjoyed hearing how the mythology tied into the landmarks we were visiting. Some of us had limited knowledge of Greek mythology and some had...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Njmommp
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very enjoyable and informative. Our tour guide Vicky ensured that everyone felt included in the tour and told us many interesting myths and answered our questions. Would totally recommend!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tomiwa123
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed this tour SO much! Our guide Dora was really knowledgeable and kept us engaged throughout. She had something interesting to say at each site, connected the whole tour together, gave us sufficient breaks, took our photos at the most picturesque places and was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dalia Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jessica was our guide and she was extremely knowledgeable and engaging in her description of myths and background info for each site. We learned a lot through a solid mix of history and mythology. Jessica also made sure we had adequate water, restroom stops, time...More

Thank LoveTravel732853
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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! Lots of walking - wear the right shoes!

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tweety51734
August 10, 2019|
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Response from Rosanna S | Reviewed this property |
I recommend using Aternative Athens and booking through their site directly.
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Russell P
August 6, 2019|
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Response from Olivier L | Reviewed this property |
No, you will need to buy ticket to the museum separately.
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July 22, 2019|
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Response from toniteach21 | Reviewed this property |
We had 12 people in our group
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