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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

  • 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
Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
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 will handle navigation, and tell you about ancient Greek society as you stroll through the Acropolis, visit temples dedicated to Zeus and Hephaestus, and tour the Keramikos Cemetery. It’s a great all-ages introduction to ancient Greece and includes many of Athens’ top sites.
What to Expect
Make your way to a central location in Athens, where you’ll 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, you’ll 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, and the Keramikos Cemetery, filled with historic graves and crumbling ruins. After a half day of exploring, this tour concludes at a central location in Athens.
Reviews (156)
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Reviewed today via mobile
Great Tour

We loved every moment of this tour. It starts at the Zeus temple and includes four major sights. The guide was super knowledgeable and gave a great overview of the main gods of Greek mythology and how specific building fit into these stories. The weather...More

Thank Sebastian E
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great tour with a Super guide

The tour with Alternative Athens was a bit expensive, but it was worth it. We got to see all the main mythological sites and everything was brilliantly put into context that spanned thousands of yeas between the ancient Greece and the modern application and relevance...More

Thank andersholbech
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fabulous day

Book this!!! An amazing experience and education tying in the history and the mythology of the sites! Plenty of time to explore -guided by an experienced archaeologist. Cannot say enough about the day. Wonderful. You will have a short stop at a cafe midway thru...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Fun Way To Enjoy Ancient Athens

We are so glad we selected this tour to explore the key sites of ancient Athens. Marika was our guide and she has experience as a professional archaeologist as well as being a wonderful storyteller. She made sure all eleven members of our group were...More

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
History comes alive

Having a professional archeologist explaining the history of the sites to us and their significance in Athenian history made the ruins become more than piles of rocks. Our stay in Athens would not have been nearly as good if we hadn't have done this tour.

Thank John A
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2 August 2018|
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Response from EricM6605 | Reviewed this property |
Around 1 pm. 4 hours walk. You pay 30 euro once to enter different sites. The ticket is valid for 5 days to let you visit the other sites that are not included in the tour.
31 July 2018|
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Response from Catherine O | Reviewed this property |
Your confirmation should tell you where to meet. Ours met in front of the Temple of Zeus.
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