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Athens Mythology Tour with Acropolis and Ancient Agora

  • Explore Acropolis hill mythological sites on this Athens walking tour
  • Visit sites linked to Greek myths with a guide to unpack the gods and stories 
  • See the Agora, temples, and Mars Hill, and hear the legends behind them
Athens Mythology Tour with Acropolis and Ancient Agora
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The Greek mythology behind Athens’ classical sites is best discovered with a guide. On this walking tour, you’ll explore key sites beneath the Acropolis and hear about the myths that surrounded them. Wander the ancient Agora, discover shrines to gods in Plaka, and visit Mars Hill, the mythical setting of the trial of Mars. A small group size means you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Athens for a walking tour of the city’s mythology-related sites. Hear about the gods and legends, and ask any questions you wish along the way. Note: entrance fees not included.
See the Temple of Olympian Zeus and explore the alleyways of Plaka to discover where the ancient Greeks worshipped their gods. Then, continue to the Agora, ancient Athens’ marketplace, and hear about the myths that surround it.
Next, ascend the Acropolis hill to visit Mars Hill (Areopagus). Admire the city views from this marble rock, and hear how it was the mythical location of the trial of Mars, the God of War, on a charge of murder.
Finally, view the Panathenaic Way, an ancient road winding up to the Acropolis. You’ll learn how it was the route for annual Panathenaic Festival, a procession dedicated to the god Athena.
Your tour finishes at Monastiraki Square.
Reviews (10)
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Reviewed 1 August 2018
Great tour for my family

My family, 2 40-something adults, kids 10 and 12, had a great time on this tour. The tour guide, Nikos, was really knowledgeable. I really appreciated how he explained not only the mythology behind the structures we saw, but also the political motivations of the...More

Thank Alexandros P
Nikos T, Ιδιοκτήτης at Greeking.me, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear Alexandros, It is wonderful to hear that your family adored your tours with us, especially your two kids. We are thrilled to know that we were able to make your experience special, and that you were intrigued by the stories and facts that came...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Terrific tour for adults and school age kids

We appreciate the opportunity to give feedback on our outstanding experience at the Acropolis. Eva was extremely kind and knowledgeable. The children (ages 8 and 10) loved the tour (3.5 hours) and found it very interesting. We were intrigued and are grateful.More

Thank andrewnugget
Nikos T, Ιδιοκτήτης at Greeking.me, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear Andrew, We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review for your family tour. It is rewarding to see that you and your family had a great time with Eva around the sites of Athens. We do hope to hear from you again...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Great private family tour

Our family of four did the mythology tour as a private tour and we all had a great time. Our kids are 10 and 13 and they enjoyed the whole thing. They have read every Rick Riordan book written plus a few other mythology themed...More

Thank rp3222
Nikos T, Ιδιοκτήτης at Greeking.me, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

We are glad that you and your family had an exciting tour with Marialena to the Acropolis and Ancient Agora! Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review. We hope to see you again the next time that you and your family...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018
excellent way to see/hear some amazing history

we toured with Vera today. She was fabulous, clearly enjoys the job 4 years on for her. Started with going into the Acropolis, just amaxing, great stories about the gods etc. Then moved on to the Agora market, really interesting facts and stories... well worth...More

Thank Steph B
Nikos T, Ιδιοκτήτης at Greeking.me, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Dear Steph, Thank you so much for your lovely review! I am thrilled to hear that you had a great time with Vera- she is an amazing guide! I look forward to hearing from you again if you are ever back in Greece. All the...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Must do for fans of Percy Jackson

We had not expected such an interesting and thorough visit to sites mentioned in teh Percy Jackson books. Marilena is an archaeologist and expert in mythology. Her knowledge, method of engaging kids and adults was that of a master. We recommend renting the iPad for...More

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Nikos T, Ιδιοκτήτης at Greeking.me, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you so much for your excellent review and your kind words! I am delighted to hear that you and your children had such a fantastic time on our carefully created Percy Jackson Tour! Marialena is indeed an expert and a Percy Jackson superfan so...More

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