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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
US$66 per adult
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
US$65.41 per adult
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 6 days ago via mobile
Great tour

Destinations: We met with our tour guide Katerina at the Temple of Olympian Zeus were we bought the combined ticket quickly since there is no line in the morning. From there we made a quick stop at Adrian’s arch to continue to the Acropolis where...More

Thank Juipi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Interesting. Great guide. Very hot in July

The good: Demetra, our guide, was very nice, patient and knowledgeable. It was really good to be able to appreciate the monuments with a different take. Demetra even spoke Spanish, which is our mother tongue, so that was a + You get to see the...More

Thank eweisinger
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very interesting tour

My partner and I found this tour about the legends surrounding Athen's monuments very interesting. It's a wonderful way to learn about the Greek gods and their significance in history. Our guide was great and answered all our questions. The weather was hot but we...More

Thank chandraholt
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour and lovely guide

With Lina as a storytelling and very competent guide we had a wonderful tour around all the important sites of ancient Athens. Lina not only told us a lot of mythological stories but also showed us a lot of pictures of the reconstructed buildings to...More

Thank ellybis2018
Reviewed 1 week ago
The BEST way to meet Athens

We chose this tour as it combined the archaeological sites and the mythological stories that went with them. Our guide, Thannos, was brilliant. He has a degree in Classical Greek history and, like all Greeks, had heard the myths from childhood. His tour was nearly...More

2  Thank kMorky
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30 June 2018|
Response from Catherine O | Reviewed this property |
It lasted about 4-4.5 hours. It starts at the Temple of Zeus where you buy the package of tickets for entrance. There was no line to buy these, therefore you don’t wait in line to purchase again.
Kathrine W
18 June 2018|
Response from chandraholt |
The tour is between four and five hours long. The participants meet at the gate of the Temple of Zeus to begin the tour
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