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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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* Wireless Tour Guide Systems will be provided to all participants. Receivers are thoroughly sanitized between use and all earpieces are single-use (disposable).
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Updated 20/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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 handles navigation and tells you about ancient Greek society as you stroll through the Acropolis, visiting temples dedicated to Zeus and Hephaestus. It’s a great all-ages introduction to ancient Greece and includes many of Athens’ top sites.
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You'll start at
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Athens 105 57, GreeceYou will meet your guide and our office representative at the entrance of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, at Vasilissis Olgas Ave.
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    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Acropolis
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Ancient Agora of Athens
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Temple of Hephaestus
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Ancient Agora of Athens
Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
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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 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, 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
Duration
4h
Return Details
Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
Inclusions
  • Expert licensed guide
  • Wireless Tour Guide System
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 minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a 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
  • It is recommended to wear a hat and sunscreen in summer months (June to Sept)
  • Near public transportation
  • As this is a walking tour, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ryan F wrote a review Aug 2020
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This tour was fantastic! We learned so much about Greek Mythology and the relation to the sites in Athens. Kostas was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had related to the tour itself or Athens in general. We wouldn't have enjoyed this anywhere close to as much if
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Courtney H wrote a review Aug 2020
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Costas was a great guide!He took us on a very interesting 4 hour walk through all the main highlights of Athens. I studied Archaeology and Classics and I still learned a lot from him. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Muriel D wrote a review Aug 2020
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
Great way to get the best of your Athens visit. I have learned a lot from my guide. I would highly recommend the Mythological Tour
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Neena wrote a review Jul 2020
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We had an amazing tour with Alternative Athens! We booked the group tour but ended up just being my husband and I so we had the benefits of private tour. Our guide was super personable, great English and super informative. I usually get bored with history, but his way of
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Christine B wrote a review Jul 2020
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As the first post-Covid clients of Alternative Athens we were lucky to have a private guided tour with Danae and visit the Acropolis and the other archeological sites without the usual hords of tourists. Danae is an enthusiastic and a very well-experiencied guide but also an
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Shows places that you wouldn't come across yourself
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Best experience in Athens
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Nice tour and guide
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Great introduction to Athens!
Ifi, our guide, was friendly, informative and engaging. The children (between 6 and 13) loved all her stories. It w
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Experience Athens through the eyes of Street Artists
I’m very happy I did this walk! Our guide Andreas told us many interesting stories about the artists, their work an
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Best Tour in South Europe
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Wonderful tour, just book it.
What a wonderful tour, perfectly paced and potted to keep everyone engaged. Ifi gave us such fantastic insights. Th
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Best guided tour ever!
Best guided tour ever! Lina was beyond our expectations : she made everything so interesting, she had a special sto
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Athens is not only temples
It was a really enriching experience to do this alternative visit of Athens. Even being familiar with some of the n
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Street art tour
One word it was really educational tour if u interested about political and society in Greece ... Andreas was pleas
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At & Culture
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Great for people who want to know modern Athens!
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ABSOLUTELY AWESOME FOOD TOUR WITH GRETA
With my friend, we went on the Delicious Athens Food Tour and it was absolutely great! Our guide Greta was super ni
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Perfect tour to see the alternative Athens
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