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Mythological Walk in Athens

Following in the footsteps of the ancient gods and heroes

Have you always been fascinated by the world of Greek mythology? Then Athens is the city for you! On this four-hour walk through the Greek metropolis, you discover the heart of the ancient world and can explore the landmarks of Athens through a mythological lens.

Whether at the majestic Temple of Olympian Zeus, on the world-famous Athenian Acropolis or during a stroll through the ancient Agora, once the centre of the city, your guide always has a fascinating and timeless story to share.

Your guide’s insightful descriptions help you see behind the facade and decipher the meaning of the myths as well as the real events behind them! Listen to your guide as they help you get a better understanding of the complexities of ancient Greek society.

By the time this exciting tour of Athens comes to an end, you will know how Greek myths helped Athens become one of the most prominent cities in the world.


Highlights

  • A rich history: Explore the most important ancient sights of Athens 
  • Crash course in Greek mythology: Shed light on the jumble of gods and heroes
  • A look behind the scenes: Learn about the complexities of ancient society
  • Perfect panorama: Enjoy the spectacular views from the Athenian Acropolis


4 hrs
All Year Round
Easy
Athens
Athens
Persons: 4+
Age: 6+

Included Activities

  • Guided mythological walk through Athens accompanied by a licensed guide
  • Guided visits to the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus & Agora (entrance fees to these sites are not included in basic tour price)

Dates

This tour of Athens takes place at 8:30 am all year round (except January 1st, March 25th, May 1st, December 25th & 26th, Easter Sunday


WHERE YOUR TOUR STARTS
Our tour starts at 8:30 am at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Vasilissis Olgas Avenue). It can get very busy there, however, you should be able to spot your guide easily as they will be holding a sign saying, “Alternative Athens”.

WHAT TO SEE
The imposing Temple of Zeus was once the unofficial gateway to ancient Athens. Even today, its gigantic columns amaze those who visit. From there, our guide leads us to the huge Theatre of Dionysus, which once held 17,500 spectators and was one of the largest theatres in the ancient world.

Afterwards, we continue up to the Acropolis, where we can admire the magnificent architecture of the ancient Greeks: We marvel at the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and of course the wonderful Parthenon. Along the way, we can also enjoy fantastic views over the whole of Athens.

WHAT TO LISTEN TO
You are sure to discover that the ancient myths seem to come alive on Athens’ most famous mountain. Look forward to stories about Zeus, the father of the gods, Poseidon, the god of the sea, and Athena, the patron saint of the Greek capital.

You’ll also learn why the Greeks created their world of gods and what truths lie behind all the wonderful myths. After the Acropolis visit, our journey through the past continues with a visit to the ancient Agora. This is where democracy was born and where great philosophers such as Socrates spoke about global truths.

The Agora is also home to the Hephaisteion, the best-preserved temple in Greece, which was shared by Athena and Hephaistos, the god of the forge. Here you hear more mythical stories about Theseus and the Minotaur.

Your guide also tells you fascinating legends about Zeus’ jealous wife, Hera, and Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. By the end of this multifaceted tour, you will not only be an expert in Greek mythology, but you will also know all about the founding of Athens and how it rose to become one of the most important cities in the ancient world.

With this understanding, it becomes clear how the Athenians managed to enhance the fame of their city with such impressive monuments, which to this day remain as immortal and legendary as their gods.

What are the age requirements for this tour?
This tour is suitable for participants of all ages as it does not have any special requirements. For smaller children, however, we recommend the ‘Little Heroes Tour Athens‘, which is specially designed for both young and old.

In which language is this tour conducted?
This tour is offered exclusively in English.

Are changes to the tour itinerary possible?
We reserve the right to make changes to the published itinerary should weather conditions warrant such action.

How difficult is this tour?
This walking tour of Athens is not particularly challenging. It is perfect for those who enjoy exercise, have an average level of physical fitness, and are used to walking longer distances. Good shoes and surefootedness are required.

What should I bring on this tour?
We recommend bringing as little as possible with you on this tour. Below you will find a brief guideline as to what you should bring with you for the day, which you can of course modify to suit your own needs.

Bag & Clothing:

  • 20l day-pack to carry a change of clothes
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Casual clothing – if necessary multi-functional shirt
  • Possibly rain trousers / poncho
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Head wear for protection from the sun
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses

BASIC TOUR PRICE

65€ per person

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Guided tour with licensed English-speaking guide
  • City map of Athens

NOT INCLUDED

  • All entrance fees: 30€ for Acropolis Combi-Ticket. Your guide can assist you with the purchase on site. Please do not purchase an Acropolis ticket in advance as this cannot be offset against the purchase of the combined ticket. Visitors aged 6 – 25 years enjoy either free entry (EU citizens) or a discount upon presentation of a valid identification document.
  • Food & drinks
  • Tip for guide

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