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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$63.45
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.
Reviews (171)
1 - 5 of 77 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 1 week ago
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

Thank Verónica J
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour with information

We booked this guided tour when we were in Athens on 25 October 2018. Our guide was Joanna and she was very friendly and knowledgeable.This tour lasted about 2-1/2 hours. We went to see the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Acropolis, Dionysus Theatre, the...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not sure it was worth the cost...

We did this tour as a family of 4 at the beginning of October. It was ok. Our guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Greece and the sites (I believe he is a qualified historian) but the tour was not...More

Thank Amelia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
More Than Satisfied

We had a group of 4 and met up with four other people who joined our tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history and the mythology of Athens blending the two together. He had large renderings to show how things would have looked...More

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2 August 2018|
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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.
31 July 2018|
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Response from Catherine O | Reviewed this property |
Your confirmation should tell you where to meet. Ours met in front of the Temple of Zeus.
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