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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
US$ 64.74
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 (152)
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Reviewed 3 days 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 2 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very nice way to visit the Acropolis with kids!

We had a very nice time discovering the Acropolis and other highlights of ancien Athens via that Mythological Tour. It is funnier than classic tours. We recommend it!

1  Thank Séverine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Heavy on Mythology, Light on Touring

We have done walking tours in other cities and always had a great experience. This tour was an exception. Most of the tour was spent standing under a shade tree and having the tour guide tell us mythological tales that in some cases related to...More

3  Thank Jack G
Tina S, Owner at Alternative Athens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jack Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, it's always very important so we can reflect on the quality of the products we offer. If you indeed took this tour with our company, I am sorry to hear it didn't stand...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a fabulous day

We took the Alternative Athens Mythological tour with guide Ifi -- who was fabulous. She was a fount of knowledge, not only about the mythology associated with the various sites we visited but also about the history of Athens and archeology (like all tour guides...More

1  Thank Judynova
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1 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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