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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.
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Reviewed yesterday
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

1  Thank Jack G
Reviewed yesterday
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

Thank Judynova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful visit in Athen.

The Guide had a well knowledge of the different sites. The visit was really interesting with him. He detailled the history of ancient greece. Had a great 4 hours time, even the laste 45 min was really hard to be interested in what the guide...More

1  Thank EricM6605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour

Had a great time at the mythology tour. The guide was awesome, informative and entertaining. The group was small enough to be able to hear everything and be able to ask questions. The walk would have been very pleasant if it had not been 34C...More

2  Thank Limor V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alternative Athens is a GEM!

This city is spectacular. Seeing it through the eyes of alternative athens made it come to life! Kelliopi did a wonderful job making a long day entertaining and giving us all the information we wanted on the history of these beautiful ruins! I have suggeted...More

Thank Shannan K
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2 August 2018|
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Response from EricM6605 | Reviewed this property |
Vers 13h. 4 heures de marche Vous payez 30 euros une fois pour accéder à différents sites. Le billet est valable 5 jours pour vous permettre de visiter les autres sites non inclus dans la visite.
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.
Mishua H
23 July 2018|
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Response from Catherine O | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was a solid 4.5 hours
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