Ancient Athens Top Attractions & Greek Mythology Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Level of Difficulty: ​Moderate
Minimum Age: 0+
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Welcome to Athens, the Queen of Greek Mythology! Be inspired by the ancient monuments coming to life, acquiring context and meaning you would never have guessed on an authentic journey accompanied by the extraordinary tales of Greek mythology and captivating stories of love, revenge, infidelity and passion. This guided walking tour offers you the opportunity to explore the picturesque old neighborhood of Athens on foot, climb the slope of the Acropolis Hill for a guided visit of the majestic Parthenon and other great monuments such as Erechtheion, Nike Temple, Dionysus Theater and Sanctuary.

Begin your tour at the Hill of Pnyx, discovering the reason why it is the actual birthplace of the democratic governing system, and the power of the majority. Learn about the origin of words like panic and pandemic, and names like Europe, Athens, or Daphne, and be amazed by their true significance and the marvelous myths connected to them. Surprise yourself with details about the roots of phrases and words you actually use every day, deriving from Greek mythology.

After listening about the legendary disputes between the Greek Gods and humans, fate, and the afterlife, you will continue on the guided tour of the Acropolis, the most significant Greek monument. Entering the south slope of Acropolis hill, you will visit Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis with its stunning architecture with many monuments built on top of its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. Enjoy the panoramic view of magnificent Athens, where your guide will point to the significant spots of interest worth exploring, such as Mars Hill, Lycabettus Hill, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus, and the Anafiotika neighborhood. The tour ends on top of the Acropolis.

This tour is private for small groups of 1 – 8 persons. For larger private groups (up to 22 persons) prices are available on request.

Children (6-11 years old) and infants are welcome to participate with parental guidance. 

Tour includes
  • licensed English speaking guide at the Acropolis
  • free skip-the-line service to the Acropolis
  • city map
  • Athens guide magazine
Tour does not include
  • food & beverages
  • transportation to/from hotel
  • entrance fees to the Acropolis (pre-purchased in advance, 20 Euros per person)
  • Be Equipped for a Day in the Sun (wear sunscreen/ hat/ sunglasses)
  • Wear flat, comfortable shoes
  • Note: Stairs or uphill walking
  • Entrance fees or tickets are extra (pre purchased at extra cost in advance)
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Ancient Athens & Greek Mythology Tour

Welcome to Athens, the Queen of Greek Mythology! Be inspired by the ancient monuments coming to life, acquiring context and meaning you would never have guessed on an authentic journey accompanied by the extraordinary tales of Greek mythology and captivating stories of love, revenge, infidelity and passion. This guided walking tour offers you the opportunity to explore the picturesque old neighborhood of Athens on foot, climb the slope of the Acropolis Hill for a guided visit of the majestic Parthenon and other great monuments such as Erechtheion, Nike Temple, Dionysus Theater and Sanctuary.

  • Thission, Athens Greece
  • 09:00 - 12:00

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