Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour


Discover the top historical landmarks of Athens and their surrounding myths in only a few hours!

Visiting Places: the Acropolis (Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, Temple of Athena Nike, Temple of Erechtheion, Sanctuary of Asclepius), Olympian Zeus Temple, Ancient Agora, Temple of Hephaestus, Ancient Keramikos Cemetery.
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Activity Description

If there’s one landmark you should visit in Athens, it’s the Acropolis. But why not do it in an original and fun way, by discovering the myths surrounding the major monuments of the Ancient City?

From the birth of the glorious city, through its Golden Age all the way to its downfall to the Spartan armies, this unconventional city tour will reveal the wonderful stories of Greek mythology, but also their true meaning and the historical facts behind them. You will visit all the most emblematic sites of Ancient Athens, but also less known ones, rarely visited by tourists, yet which hide marvelous treasures.
Enjoy a unique mythological tour, suitable for all ages, that will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today.

Special Features

  • Explore all the top historical landmarks and highlights of Athens in just 4 hours.
  • Learn about Greek Gods and Heroes and discover what really hides behind the universal myths.
  • Understand the Ancient Greek society and what made Athens one of the greatest cities of the world and a beacon of civilisation.
  • Enjoy spectacular views and discover hidden ancient corners.

Why we like it

Because you can explore all the major landmarks of ancient Athens and the best things to see in just 4 hours & it's suitable for everyone (kids, no kids, families, couples, it's so convenient!)

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start time : Mon-Sun, All Year | Private: 8am and 3:30pm (May - Sep) - 8am and 10:30am (Oct - Apr) | Shared: 9.30am daily 

Duration: 4 hours

Spoken Language: English, French

Meeting Point: Temple of Olympian Zeus entrance

Group size: min. 2 persons | max 12 (Shared) , 30 (Private)

Pace: Easy

Included: English/French speaking licensed guide

Excluded: Food & Drinks, Entry Fees, Gratuities (Optional)

Note: The tour is unavailable on public holidays: January 1st, March 25th, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, May 1st, 25th & 26th December. 

Discounts for Young Travellers: Children under 6 years: Free | Children 6-12 yrs: €20/child | Children 13-18 yrs: €45/child. Ask for your Discount Code here

Vendor: Alternative Athens

Cancellation policy

Cancellation at least 5 days prior to scheduled Program: 70% refund Cancellation 2-4 days prior to booking date: 50% refund Cancellation 48 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund. Please take some time to read the Vendor's full cancellations and refunds policy here

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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