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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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  • 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
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
From US$64.94
Overview
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 will handle navigation, and tell you about ancient Greek society as you stroll through the Acropolis, visit temples dedicated to Zeus and Hephaestus, and tour the Keramikos Cemetery. It’s a great all-ages introduction to ancient Greece and includes many of Athens’ top sites.
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, and the Keramikos Cemetery, 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 5 days ago
Fabulous Tour & Guide

Alexandra was a wonderful guide and we so enjoyed the tour. Full of a lot of great stories and we had a few good breaks in between which were needed. A good amount of walking to see all that Athens has to offer. A great...More

1  Thank Mariefla
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour!

So, we are two adults who knew nothing about mythology (and possibly didn't care either), and a child who is obsessed with mythology. We signed up for this tour only for the child. I expected to be bored out of my mind. I was wrong!...More

3  Thank Ngaire1
Reviewed 1 week ago
Enjoyable and informative

We are so glad we did a tour in Athens in order to better understand what we were seeing. This was a small group that did quite a bit of walking to view some of the more 'major' sites of interest around and on top...More

1  Thank ms9331
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to see Athens and understand mythology and influence

Family took this tour as we thought would be more interesting than a standard tour of the sites. We were very impressed with the guide and her ability to weave mythology into the history of Athens. It is a 4 to 4.5 hour tour with...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic and Original Introduction to the ancient sites of Athens!

It was our first trip to Athens, so we wanted to see the city's top sites, however, didn't want to do standard, big group tour. So we were very pleased to discover Alternative Athens, which take an original approach to showing visitors the real side...More

Thank pariswithlove
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