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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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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 handles navigation and tells you about ancient Greek society as you stroll through the Acropolis, visiting temples dedicated to Zeus and Hephaestus. It’s a great all-ages introduction to ancient Greece and includes many of Athens’ top sites.
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You'll start at
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Athens 105 57, GreeceYou will meet your guide and our office representative at the entrance of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, at Vasilissis Olgas Ave.
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    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Acropolis
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Ancient Agora of Athens
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Temple of Hephaestus
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Ancient Agora of Athens
Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Visit the key landmarks within the Acropolis and beyond
  • Departs from a convenient meeting point in central Athens
What to Expect
Make your way to a central location in Athens, where you 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, 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, 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens 105 57, Greece
Duration
4h
Return Details
Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
Inclusions
  • Expert licensed guide
Exclusions
  • Entry fees
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hephaestus
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • ID card or passport are required for people under the age of 18 for age confirmation
  • Strollers are not allowed at the Acropolis
  • It is recommended to wear a hat and sunscreen in summer months (June to Sept)
  • Near public transportation
  • As this is a walking tour, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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stacystacy30 wrote a review 16 Mar
Frisco, Texas46 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a well-planned and well-executed tour. The tour guides we had were friendly and knowledgeable. If you want to see the Acropolis, etc, I would highly recommend this tour. It wasn't rushed and it made the Acropolis come alive! Note: Would NOT recommend this for
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Date of experience: March 2020
LMangia wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Solo young traveler only spending a couple of days in Athens. Super cool tour, very informative, money well spent.
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Date of experience: February 2020
jdsmith983 wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington4 contributions3 helpful votes
A great way to get to know the city and to visit many of the ancient sites while also learning some of the mythology. Our guide was very knowledgable.
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Date of experience: February 2020
William P wrote a review Feb 2020
Ogden, Utah19 contributions
This was our first stop in Athens. We figured, we needed to have someone walk us through the history of this place before we struck out on our own - and one of the best decisions we made on this trip. Our tour guide was great. Very laid back, and attentive. Spent a lot of time
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Date of experience: February 2020
Andria F wrote a review Feb 2020
Kent, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great tour, we learnt so much. Our guide was excellent and spoke perfect English. I would highly recommend this tour company.
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator
By: Alternative Athens
Ivana
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ABSOLUTELY AWESOME FOOD TOUR WITH GRETA
With my friend, we went on the Delicious Athens Food Tour and it was absolutely great! Our guide Greta was super
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stacystacy30
Frisco, Texas
93
Truly excellent!
This was a well-planned and well-executed tour. The tour guides we had were friendly and knowledgeable. If you
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Søren
10
Perfect tour to see the alternative Athens
Suberb tour where the high school students learned about both the art in the streets and the political and social
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stephanz
10
walking and talking
streetart in athens is a inseparable part of politics, gentrification and culture. our very charming guide vassia
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LMangia
10
Definitely worth it!
Solo young traveler only spending a couple of days in Athens. Super cool tour, very informative, money well spent.
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jdsmith983
Seattle, Washington
43
Great way to learn about ancient Athens
A great way to get to know the city and to visit many of the ancient sites while also learning some of the
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Vixtars
London, United Kingdom
185
Great way to start of a trip if you're an inexperienced traveller
Spent a lovely morning pottering around Athens, discovering the back-streets of the city, which I wouldn't have
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Birgit W
Elmshorn, Germany
7335
Excellent foodie-walk to hidden places in Athens
If you want to discover typical greek food of best quality this tour is a must. From Baklava to Souvlaki-Pita,
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Marisa B
Johannesburg, South Africa
61
All the cultural flavours of Athens
This tour was a fantastic way to get a feel for the cultural variety of Athens. While ancient history and sites
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William P
Ogden, Utah
190
Athena, the goddess of Wisdom, says "take this tour"
This was our first stop in Athens. We figured, we needed to have someone walk us through the history of this place
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