Mythical Constellations and Superstition of Ancient Athens

unique travel experience
lovely landscape of Athens
National Observatory in Athens
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unique travel experience
lovely landscape of Athens
National Observatory in Athens
what to do in Greece

Mythical Constellations and Superstition of Ancient Athens

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Find out about the myths and superstitions that affected the daily lives of ancient Athenians and explore the starry sky of Athens to see how these myths were represented in the heavens!

Visiting Places: Ancient Agora, Hill of the Nymphs, the National Observatory.
Duration: 3 hours

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WHY WE LOVE IT

This is a unique opportunity to experience Ancient Greek Mythology through the Athenian sky and its constellations; a phenomenal historical tour and one of the best things to do in Athens for history lovers, visionaries and dreamers!

Activity Description

An afternoon stroll through the hills of Athens, where guests will explore the beliefs and ideas of Ancient Athenians about their origins. From the epic battles of Poseidon, God of the Seas, and Athena Goddess of Wisdom, the patronage of Athens, to the mythical ancestry of the Athenians from Ancient Kings. Lucky guests of this tour will be guided through the myths that have covered the sky for millennia.

Your expert guide will then walk you to the National Observatory on the Hill of the Nymphs were you will attend a short presentation on how to “read” ancient myths through the starry sky of Athens. With expert guidance, guests will have the opportunity to examine the heavens and find the constellations that inspired stories of many mythological heroes and beings. The tour will take
visitors through the private library of the National Observatory and provide them with an unforgettable view of Athens at night. A tour that is definitely on top of your list of best things to do in Athens!

Special Features

  • Expert presentation of the Ancient Greek Constellations.
  • Observation of the night sky through a telescope.
  • Story-telling through the Ancient Agora.

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Daily upon request |  6:30 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Spoken Language: English, French

Meeting Point: Acropolis Museum

Group Size: Min 4 - max 10 persons. Larger private groups upon request

Pace: Easy, slow-walking 

Included: Guided tour of the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum, snack & drink kit, expert-led presentation of mythical constellations, unique personalized farewell gift.

Excluded: Entrance fee to Acropolis.

Note: Prices refer to private groups. 

Young Travelers: 15% Discount for children up to 14 years old. Contact us for your discount code.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation more than 5 days prior to scheduled activity: Full refund minus administrative and credit card fees. Cancellation 2-4 days prior to scheduled activity: 50% refund. Cancellation 24 hours prior to scheduled activity/no show: no refund.

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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