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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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History & Myth meet in Athens! Discover the greatest landmarks of Athens & their surrounding myths! Enjoy a unique mythological tour, suitable for all ages, that will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today.
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
  • Visit the key landmarks within the Acropolis and beyond
  • Departs from a convenient meeting point in central Athens
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, filled with historic graves and crumbling ruins. After a half day of exploring, this tour concludes at a central location in Athens.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens 105 57, Greece
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Entry fees
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hephaestus
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • ID card or passport are required for people under the age of 18 for age confirmation
  • Strollers are not allowed at the Acropolis
  • The tour is offered also in French. Please make your booking through the french listing or send us a mail!!
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kostas led us on a very nice tour on Monday, stopping at the biggest archaeological highlights of Athens. He told wonderful stories throughout, and he also did a nice job of stopping to take breaks in the shade. He kept the group together well, answered...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank serenity01310
Reviewed 6 days ago

This tour was amazing. I am very interested in Greek Mythology and I got exactly what I wanted with this tour. It was well paced with lots of interesting myths tied into the history of Athens. Our tour guide was really great at answering all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jyna_mango
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour was ok but the guide was just plain boring. The fact that they don't tell you that the ticket is only valid ONCE is ripoff. Beware of these reviews! They ask people to delete bad reviews in exchange for a refund!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour with Vicky - the best tour guide available- on a hot day in August. She explained in amazing detail all the history of the gods, the temples constructed in their honor and how that played into the political climate of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank angela7marino
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Purely mythological. If you want to know history and know about the structure of the buildings then this is not the tour. Maybe a combination from one point of view and the other would have been better. Great tour guide though. Very nice and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: September 2019
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9 September 2019|
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Response from BarbMcH | Reviewed this property |
The cost of admission was 30 Euros. That covered the cost of every place we went in the tour. And it is good for 3 or 5 days but you cannot return to the places that you visit on the tour. You can however use it for... More
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7 September 2019|
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Response from alissacolombo |
When I took the tour 14 months ago, we did not run into long lines at all. It was such a good tour!
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Response from Jetset124 | Reviewed this property |
We were on that site for a good hour (including the walk up with the Parthenon and theatres below) Our guide gave us 20 minutes to explore the Parthenon itself, which felt like plenty, to us. The tour has you buy a... More
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