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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

  • 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
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
From US$63.29
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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Reviews (174)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour and WONDERFUL GUIE

BEST way to get to know the center of Athens in a fun way, getting to know lots of Myths! I absolutely recommend this tour!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marta D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent tour and lovely guide!

Our guide Danae Kousouri was lovely and explained fluently about the mythological history behind every site. She was very patient and kind and we had a wonderful time with her. We highly recommend this tour!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sivan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful tour and guide

The mythology tour was a great way to spend the day. The sites we're beautiful and our guide spoke well on the mythology, history, and architecture.

Thank 63jonathank
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We very much enjoyed our guided tour with Alternative Athens. It is absolutely essential to understand Athens (else it's just some stones on a mountain), and we loved how our guide reminded us of all mythology behind what we were seeing, without ever making it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 7 November 2018
Great tour to discover both Greek myths and the best highlights of the city

Our guide Efythimia was very kind and adapted the tour to the group’s rhythm, giving us enough time to explore on our own while meeting the schedule, it was a very zen walk. Also she had a talent for telling myths in a very funny...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Verónica J
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Response from EricM6605 | Reviewed this property |
Around 1 pm. 4 hours walk. You pay 30 euro once to enter different sites. The ticket is valid for 5 days to let you visit the other sites that are not included in the tour.
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