Athens Highlights Mythology Tour

Athens Highlights Mythology Tour


Join our Athens mythological tour & get to the heart of the ancient world by exploring Athens' landmark sites through timeless myths. Uncover fascinating stories from ancient Greek mythology, decode their meaning and the real-life events hidden behind them!

  • All the best landmarks in the city. From the world-famous Acropolis to the majestic Olympian Zeus Temple, and the Ancient Agora.
  • Get ready for a crash course in Greek mythology. Learn all about the Greek gods and heroes and the historical events behind their myths.
  • Understand the Ancient Greek society. Examine the social, cultural and political context of the myths and how they helped Athens into becoming one of the greatest cities of the world. 
  • A city with a view. Enjoy spectacular views and discover hidden ancient corners.

Σύντομη περιγραφή

Start your tour at the magnificentTemple of Olympian Zeuswhich was, and still is, the unofficial entry point to Athens and the mythological start of this glorious city.

From there, your English-speaking guide will take you all the way to theTheater of Dionysusand theAcropolisto visit theTemple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion, the Propylaiaand of course, the marvelousParthenon.

It is here that the most famous ancient myths come to life, stories about Gods and Heroes, such as almightyZeus, Athena,Goddess of Wisdom and protector of Athens, Poseidon,God of the Sea,Dionysus,God of Wineand many more. But what’s even more intriguing is that you’ll also find out what truths hide behind these myths and why the Ancient Greeks created them.

Your tour back in time continues to theAncient Agora. It is here that democracy was born and where great philosophers such asSocratesspoke about global truths. Here you’ll have a rare chance to see theHephaisteion, the most perfectly preserved of Greece’s temples and one shared between Athena and theGod of the forge, Hephaestus. You ‘ll hear more mythical stories aboutTheseus and the Minotaur,the jealous wife of Zeus, HeraandAphrodite, Goddess of love and beauty.

This walk will also help you figure outhow this city was created and how it rose to become one of the greatest cities of the old world,how Athens managed to create such a reputation and such monuments that are still immortal and legendary. Just like their Gods.

What's Included

  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Fun Ancient Athens Map

Additional Information

  • Please be at the tour starting point 10' prior to the tour starting time.
  • Your meeting point is the entrance of Olympian Zeus Temple on Vasilissis Olgas avenue (pedestrian street)
  • For this tour you will need a special combo ticket (not included in the price) which you can get with your guide without any queuing. Please do not purchase any tickets to the Acropolis beforehand as they may not be deducted from the combo price ticket.
  • Children and individuals between 6-25 need to present a valid identity card or passport to be entitled to free or reduced entry (depending on their nationality)
  • Tour not operating on January 1st, March 25th, May 1st, December 25th & 26th, Easter Sunday.


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