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 | Shared Groups: 9am daily. 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: Min. 2 - max 12 persons. Larger groups only in private tours. Request a quote for a private tour here

Pace: Easy.

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.

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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