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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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Overview
Discover Athens architecture though ancient Greek gods and heroes on a tour that blends real-world buildings with the stories that inspired them. Your guide will handle navigation, and tell you about ancient Greek society as you stroll through the Acropolis, visit temples dedicated to Zeus and Hephaestus. It’s a great all-ages introduction to ancient Greece and includes many of Athens’ top sites.
Highlights
  • Mythological tour of Athens’ ancient sites
  • Hear stories about ancient Greek daily life and beliefs
  • Exploring the ruins with a storytelling guide puts the sites in context
  • Visit the key landmarks within the Acropolis and beyond
  • Departs from a convenient meeting point in central Athens
What to Expect
Make your way to a central location in Athens, where you’ll join a guide and small group for a walking tour of the city’s ancient landmarks. Hear the story of Athens from the city’s founding to its Golden Age, battles, and rebirth, and meet the key characters of Greek mythology. As you walk through the city, you’ll take in the main sites of ancient Athens, but also lesser-known gems that are often overlooked. In the Acropolis itself, see the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Sanctuary of Asklepios. From there, take in the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the ancient Agora, the Temple of Hephaestus, filled with historic graves and crumbling ruins. After a half day of exploring, this tour concludes at a central location in Athens.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens 105 57, Greece
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
Inclusions
  • Expert licensed guide
Exclusions
  • Entry fees
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hephaestus
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • ID card or passport are required for people under the age of 18 for age confirmation
  • Strollers are not allowed at the Acropolis
  • It is recommended to wear a hat and sunscreen in summer months (June to Sept)
  • Near public transportation
  • As this is a walking tour, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our tour started first thing in the morning, and was guided by Kostos. This tour is a great way to pack in some of the main sights in Athens. Kostos was very good at providing the background at each location. My wife and I enjoyed the acropolis the most, but having said that,
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We appreciated a lot this tour because of the variety of places linked by the mythology and Greek history. It seems a very early beginning (8:30) but it worths it as the visit of the acropolis is made before the overcrowded time. Our guide Anna was great ( we enjoyed also the
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Our tour guide, Dora, was excellent and shared a lot of Greek mythology and history during our 4 hour tour. After a week of cruise excursions, we especially enjoyed our group size of 3 people. That was probably the result of being late in the season, but even during the busy
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Tour definitely delivered on its title... Great tour filled with mythological information. We were able to work in 90% of the ancient temples and theatres in a half day tour without feeling rushed or weary. Would recommend!
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I visited Athens last week and did a number of tours to places such as Mycenae, Epidaurus, Delphi, and Corinth, yet I have to say that this mythical tour of Athens was one of my favourites. Our guide, Marika, expertly intertwined both mythological and historical information
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