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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

Highlights
  • 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
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour
From US$64.02
Overview
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 (182)
1 - 5 of 88 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The best way to see the Acropolis and learn about Athens!

Alexandra was AMAZING!!! I would definitely recommend her and Alternative Athens. We did the Mythological Tour of the Acropolis and Athens with her. The way she connected the ancient stories of the Gods with the history of Athens was so interesting and my teenagers loved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marni E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Day with Averikos!

We had a fantastic day touring ancient Athens with our guide, Averikos! We did everything from Zeus' Temple to the Acropolis and learned a ton. It was our first day in Athens so we were getting our bearings at the same time we saw the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amyruthk2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
There is simply no better welcome to Athens!

We enjoyed a packed day touring most of the sites of ancient Athens with two excellent and knowledgeable guides from Alternative Athens (one guide showed us the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis while another took us through the Acropolis Museum. If you are new...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Perfect

We did the Athens mythological tour with Alexandra. The tour was brilliant and covered a wealth of places and sites. Having Alexandra as our guide was the highlight of our Greece trip. We have travelled far and wide and took many tours, and based on...More

1  Thank ASeenath
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Foodies tour!

Elisabeth was our private guide that day, as its winter now, less people come to the tours so we had a great pleasure of being only us! she was very professional, took us to all the hottest foodies spots, it was very tasty and fun!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gal R
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