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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Enhance your experience of Athens on a mythological tour of the ancient Greek city. Alongside an entertaining guide, visit major landmarks like the Acropolis and the Olympian Zeus Temple and listen to the captivating myths that surround each landmark. Hear tales that combine myth, legend and historical fact; and gain valuable insight into the culture of modern and ancient Greece on this educational tour.
  • Tour of Athens' ancient landmarks and the myths and legends that surround them
  • Visit magnificent structures like the Acropolis and the Olympian Zeus Temple
  • Listen to captivating tales that combine myth, legend and history
  • Gain valuable insight into the culture of ancient and modern Greece from your expert guide
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Expert licensed guide
Fun ancient Athens map
Entry fees (30 euros per adult)
Food or drinks
Transfer from/to meeting point
Temple of Olympian Zeus , Athens 105 57, Greece

Your meeting point is at the main entrance of the Temple of Olympian Zeus where the tickets booth is located, on Vasilissis Olgas Avenue (a paved street next to the tram lines) . Google maps link:

8:30 AM
Ancient Agora of Athens , Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alternative Athens
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Do wear comfortable shoes and clothing as there is a lot of walking." See review
  • "It was very hot in August so don't forget to bring water and hats!" See review
  • "My recommendation is don't go at the mid day - it is both hot and crowded then." See review

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Our guide Antigone was...
rebeccatallen
, Aug 2022
Our guide Antigone was wonderful! Knowledgeable and sweet, she made sure everyone was looked after. Great stories accompanied our tour, highly recommend.
star-5
the story of Athens
leahreid
, Aug 2022
A great way to see the sites, hearing the stories of the Gods and the seeing the monuments dedicated to their worship, brings to life Ancient history.
star-5
Great tour for our families!
Karen_L
, Aug 2022
We were a party of 10 - 4 adults and 6 kids, all teens and one 8 year old. It was informative and interesting and brought the tour alive with mythology. We all enjoyed it and our tour operator Anastasia was great!
star-5
A Mythological Tour More Than we Expected
Deborah_S
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Vicky, was very knowledgeable and pleasant, and she navigated us well through a sea of crowded tourists.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Alexander was very...
Theodosia_V
, Aug 2022
Alexander was very knowledgeable! Great tour, lots to learn and see. Beautiful experience. August in greece is very hot so make sure you wear a hat and bring water!
star-5
Did not disappoint!
Annette_L
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Anastasia, was excellent. She was knowledgeable, full of interesting stories and facts, and really helped bring the narrative alive.
star-4
An interesting walk through history
Anders_A
, Aug 2022
This was a great couple of hours walking through Athen’s most famous sites. The guide (I can’t remember his name, I think he called himself Ave) was very kind, knowledgeable and calm, even though he was yelled at some guards for blocking the way. We had a little to short visit at the top of Acropolis, and we also skipped som spots like Hadrians Library and Ancient Agora, but apart from that I was a great and memorable tour.
star-5
It was very hot, our...
va_S
, Jul 2022
It was very hot, our guide, Michael, has always asked prior to leaving for the next stop "So when you feel ready, we can go to the next stop. Are you ready?" He also took care of our team in the crowd to stay together. This attention overall was reflected in all members of the group providing seat to the elderly in the shades or offering band-aid. Also, some new connections were made between the interbational members. Michael - who is by the way comes from Athen and also acquired a history degree in Greece - had a hard job leading us through a 36 Celsius day and handled it with patience trying not to overload us with information focusing on the important/interesting ones. I liked that we covered everything essential in one tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommended walking tour!
John_C
, Jul 2022
This was a great walking tour of the historical sites of ancient Athens. The walking was mixed with stops to rest for water and tales of mythology in the context of the various buildings. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Our 10 yr old was very engaged the whole time. Even starting at 8:30, there was a crowd by the time we made it to the top of the Acropolis. Tour ends near flea market and restaurants.
star-5
Must do!
Nicole_M
, Jul 2022
Great experience and the tour guide was awesome and knowledgeable. Be prepared to walk a lot and uphill. Bring a few water bottles too. The ticket also gave us access to a few extra spots that we visited after on our own.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Tour was very informative...
Sarah_B
, Jul 2022
Tour was very informative and had lots of interesting stories into Greek mythology. It was however a little dragging towards the end, could have been about 45 minutes shorter and would've been perfect!
star-5
Angeliki was a great storyteller and considerate guide!
Linsea_W
, Jul 2022
Our guide Angeliki was a fantastic storyteller! It was a very engaging way to experience the highlights of Athens. She was very considerate to always find shady spots for the group to sit and conserve energy while telling stories because the heat was intense. Athens is quite small so there isn't a ton of distance covered. A large part of the tour is spent waiting in lines going in and out of the Acropolis - but you will have to deal with that with or without the tour guide. At least with the tour there were a lot of friendly travelers to connect with and our guide was incredibly friendly and offered great tips!
star-5
We would not have experienced the Acropolis as we did if it was not for this tour.
Llsura_G
, Jul 2022
Michael filled our morning with stories that made the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus come alive! He was generous and funny. We felt very taken care of. 100% recommend this tour.
star-5
Helena was lovely and knowledgeable
Andrey_B
, Jul 2022
We had Helena as our guide and she was very lovely and pleasant. She can read the crowd well and knows how to move on if it's getting too hot or where to hide. She was very knowledgeable and a true expert on mythology of Greece. She definitely made it fun! Just beware this tour is 4 hours and it does take a toll on you especially with the heat. Not too many places to hide from th Sun. Also, there is a possibility to lose the group when ascending the acropolis so try not get distracted and follow your group
star-4
Tad expensive but well worth it
Eleanor_J
, Jul 2022
Tour guide was Kelly- she was great and the tour was fascinating, I’d highly recommend- without her it would have been good to see the monuments- but she brought them to life
star-5
Worth every dollar
Tzeitel_W
, Jul 2022
Outstanding, thorough. We walked at a leisurely pace and learned a lot from our knowledgeable & good-humored guide, Kosta. There was ample time for pictures and questions. The group size wasn’t too big (9, including guide). Highly recommend.
star-5
Excellent experience
Sushma_S
, Jul 2022
Tour was amazing. Very informative. Tour guide Hallen was amazing. 5 star for her. Many Thanks viator and Hallen.
star-5
Wonderful Tour!
Jennifer_L
, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful tour with Alex! It was so fun listening to the history and the stories.. he was very knowledgeable and super accommodating. I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Great intro to Athens!
Jennifer_S
, Jul 2022
Wonderful tour! Highly recommend! Great combination of history and myths. Learned a lot during this tour.
star-5
Great tour
Hector_R
, Jul 2022
Very knowledgeable and interesting way to see the most important historical attractions in Athens. Would strongly recommend versus going to the attractions by yourself. There is a bit of everything, history, facts and obviously a lot of myths that made the Greek history what it is. It’s the cliff notes version of greek Mythology live. Great experience

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