Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
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.)
"The support of Katia from theTravelPorter was great helping me organizing this special tour. Costa is a great guide, the team really enjoyed the tour." - Ulrike R, Germany
"Our family really enjoyed this sightseeing tour! Our guide was very friendly and interesting, tour was very well paced and storytelling combines facts about the sites, history and stories from Greek mythology. This kept our children more engaged and interested, it's hard to get bored on this tour. Highly recommended, not just for families." - Katherine, USA
"This was a fun tour to do with our kids, ages 15 and 12. It was the right amount of history and mythology, and a great way to see a LOT of the top Athens sites." - Caroline, USA
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.
- 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.
Dates | Start Time : Daily, All Year | Shared Groups: 9am. Private tours daily upon request here.
Duration: 4 hours.
Spoken Language: English, French.
Meeting Point: Temple of Olympian Zeus entrance (Vasilissis Olgas Avenue).
Group Size: Shared group tours run with min. 2 - max. 12 participants. Request a quote for a private tour here.
Included: English/French speaking licensed guide.
Excluded: Entry fees to sites, food and drinks, gratuities (optional). Entry fees are purchased at the meeting point by the guests (cash and credit cards accepted). Queues are extremely rare as this first site is normally quiet. The entry fee necessary for this tour is called "combo" and costs €30 per adult. Visitors under 18 years old have free pass and EU seniors of over 65 years old have discount, as long as identification is presented.
Note: The tour is unavailable on public holidays: January 1st, March 25th, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, May 1st, 25th & 26th December. Entry fees are not included and are purchased at the meeting point by the guests.
Young Travelers: Children under 6 years: Free | Children 6-11 yrs: €27/child | Children 12-17 yrs: €44/child. Ask for your Discount Code here.
Vendor: Alternative Athens
73 hours prior to tour, no cancellation fee. 72 to 25 hours prior to tour, 50% cancellation fee of total tour cost. 24 hours or less prior to tour, 100% cancellation fee of total tour cost. In case of light rain, tours take place normally and guests are advised to have umbrellas along. In case of heavy rain, the guide replaces some portion of the tour with the Acropolis Museum.
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