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Highlights of Greek Mythology Tour

by Alternative Athens Duration 4h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £49
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Discover the mythological side of Athens as you visit some of its most significant religious sites. Travel through history as you delve into the birth of this magnificent city and learn about the Golden Age of Pericles. Throughout the tour, your expert guide explains these fascinating ancient stories.

Start your tour at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, which has long been considered the unofficial entry point to Athens. Listen closely as your guide tells the legend of Deucalion and Pyrrha, Greece's version of the flood myth. Next, head over to the Theatre of Dionysus and up to the top Acropolis to visit the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion temple, and the marvellous Parthenon. Mythology comes to life as you explore this culturally significant area.

Come down from Acropolis and go to the Ancient Agora, where democracy was born. Great philosophers like Socrates also used this gathering space to extol their intellectual innovations. Venture over to the Temple of Hephaestus to find out all about his exploits with his mother Hera and his wife Aphrodite, and then hear the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Follow your temple stops with a trip back to the Golden Age of Athens. Your guide introduces you to Pericles, Ancient Greece's most prominent statesmen and promoter of democracy. See where the great man gave his famous Funeral Oration, a moving dedication to those who died defending the city. Continue with the tale of the gods Demeter, Persephone, and Hades, which the Greeks used to explain the seasons. Before the tour comes to a close, be sure to ask your guide any lingering questions.

Discover the mythological side of Athens as you visit some of its most significant religious sites. Travel through history as you delve into the birth of this magnificent city and learn about the Golden Age of Pericles. Throughout the tour, your expert guide explains these fascinating ancient stories.

Start your tour at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, which has long been considered the unofficial entry point to Athens. Listen closely as your guide tells the legend of Deucalion and Pyrrha, Greece's version of the flood myth. Next, head over to the Theatre of Dionysus and up to the top Acropolis to visit the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion temple, and the marvellous Parthenon. Mythology comes to life as you explore this culturally significant area.

Come down from Acropolis and go to the Ancient Agora, where democracy was born. Great philosophers like Socrates also used this gathering space to extol their intellectual innovations. Venture over to the Temple of Hephaestus to find out all about his exploits with his mother Hera and his wife Aphrodite, and then hear the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Follow your temple stops with a trip back to the Golden Age of Athens. Your guide introduces you to Pericles, Ancient Greece's most prominent statesmen and promoter of democracy. See where the great man gave his famous Funeral Oration, a moving dedication to those who died defending the city. Continue with the tale of the gods Demeter, Persephone, and Hades, which the Greeks used to explain the seasons. Before the tour comes to a close, be sure to ask your guide any lingering questions.

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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£48.38

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Highlights of Greek Mythology Tour

Activity Location

Temple of Olympian Zeus

1 Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas

Athina 105 57

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus

    1 Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas

    Athina 105 57


Highlights

  • Chance to see some of the best-known landmarks in Athens

  • World-famous Acropolis, Parthenon & Temple of Olympian Zeus

  • Expert guide to explain the confluence of myth & history

  • Opportunity to learn about Pericles & the Golden Age

  • Spectacular views of the city & its lesser-known corners


Inclusions

  • Guided mythology-themed walking tour of Athens


Exclusions

  • Admission fees

  • Food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • Between April and October, an additional fee of €30 for admission to the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, and Ancient Cemetery is payable on the day of your activity. Between November and March, the fee is €21.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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3.8 out of 5

3/5 May 28, 2018

While seeing The Temple of Zeus, Acropolis, and Ancient Agora was terrific I could have done it alone without the guide as she was not all that informative. Often saying “I will tell you about . . . “ and then would never tell us what she was going to. I felt like we walked slower than a toddler just learning to walk and while if we had members in our group that needed to walk that showily I could understand but we did not. It felt like the guide crawled along at such a slow pace as to waste time.