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Athens Highlights Mythology Tour (Private)

Highlights

  • 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.


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Описание

Start your tour at the magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus which 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 the Theater of Dionysus and the Acropolis to visit the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion, the Propylaia and of course, the marvelous Parthenon.

It is here that the most famous ancient myths come to life, stories about Gods and Heroes, such as almighty Zeus, Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and protector of Athens, Poseidon, God of the Sea, Dionysus, God of Wine and 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 the Ancient Agora. It is here that democracy was born and where great philosophers such as Socrates spoke about global truths. Here you’ll have a rare chance to see the Hephaisteion, the most perfectly preserved of Greece’s temples and one shared between Athena and the God of the forge, Hephaestus. You ‘ll hear more mythical stories about Theseus and the Minotaur, the jealous wife of Zeus, Hera and Aphrodite, Goddess of love and beauty.

This walk will also help you figure out how 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.

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Itinerary

  • Hotel pick-up in front of the reception
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus guided tour
  • Acropolis guided tour
  • Ancient Agora guided tour
  • Tour ends at Ancient Agora's exit at Andrianou street
  • Should you need any further assistance please liaise with the hotel's Concierge
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What's Included

Included

  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Fun ancient Athens map


NOT Included

  • It is essential to pre book entry fees for this tour as soon as possible, as availability can be very limited. If you would like us to assist you please get in touch with us.,
  • free for EU citizens under 25 upon presentation of a valid identity card or passport
  • Transportation
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Additional Information

  • It is essential that you pre-purchase tickets for the archaeological sites, as availability is very limited. Please contact us if you would like us to purchase them for you (recommended to ensure availability and the correct time slot).
  • Strollers and wheelchairs cannot be used throughout the tour and especially on the rock of the Acropolis and have to be left at the NORTH entrance of the Acropolis (not the south entrance which is used for this tour). Good to have: Water, comfortable shoes, hat.


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Alternative Athens

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