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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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour.

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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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star-5
Good experience/kid friendly
Terry_J
, Jun 2022
A little hard to find starting place, it is not entry to Acropolis. Very knowledgeable guide. Our grandson into mythology so perfect fit. A little long in May Roman sun and plenty of steps (20000+)this day on fit bit
star-5
Great tour for mythology lovers!
Tracy_S
, Jun 2022
Marina was so knowledgeable and shared so much information with us about the many sites we saw in our time with her. The mythology stories she told really tied in well with the tour itself. Marina managed to keep us all engaged, teenagers included, even with the extreme heat. Highly recommend!
star-5
Amazing tour! My son...
Bonnie_T
, Jun 2022
Amazing tour! My son (11) and husband loved this tour. Alex seamlessly blended the history with mythology. He even got my son interested in Greek root words!
star-5
Vickie is the best!
Rachel_B
, Jun 2022
We absolutely loved this Athens highlights tour. Our tour guide, Vickie, was absolutely phenomenal. Request her - she was a wealth of knowledge and made the tour extra special. These tours can sometimes be pretty dry but her stories were lively and informative keeping us entertained the entire day. This is a fantastic tour for anyone looking to get a crash course on all of the best tourist spots in Athens. We highly recommend it.
star-5
Worth it!!
Bri_W
, Jun 2022
The entire tour was AMAZING. I was in the blue group on 6/17/22 & my guide (Helen?) was so knowledgeable, & fun! I learned SO MUCH, it increased my fascination with Greek culture & mythology. Definitely do this tour!
star-5
Mythological Tour was great! Tales of gods really made the tour!
kennethhajducky
, Jun 2022
The tour was amazing. Vicki our tour guide was fantastic. The stories of the gods, really enhanced the experience of seeing, the acropolis, and agora. She really was great! Would recommend the tour to anyone.
star-5
Entertaining, informative tour!
Eric_Z
, Jun 2022
Angela was a great tour guide. She was entertaining and informative, had a great depth of knowledge and was able to answer all our questions. She had a contagious passion for Athens history and culture. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in combining the history of Athens with mythology - or someone looking to knock out Athens highlights in 4 hours!
star-5
Perfect day in Athens!
Michael_S
, Jun 2022
Natalia was an AMAZING 🤩 tour guide!! She was informative and engaging telling great stories of the past and present! Highly recommend! Photos do not do this tour justice! You have to see it to really believe it! We will definitely be back to Athens! Thank you Natalia!
star-5
10/10 Great Tour in Athens
AshleeRose_W
, Jun 2022
Absolutely wonderful time. We had a small group, the weather was lovely, and the guide was really interesting. Would totally recommend!
star-5
Educational and entertaining tour
Tina_T
, Jun 2022
A knowledgeable tourguide was able to keep it interesting and educational during the whole tour. Loved the mix of history and mythology.
star-5
Great tour
melanie_c
, Jun 2022
Great tour in French. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. Her French was excellent. We arrived late as google map sometimes fantasizes roads or entry points that don't exist. The tour last 4 hours, a lot of walking. We didn't even stayed 24h in Athens, so it was a perfect way to get an introduction to the city, mixed with all the mythology.
star-5
History and myth par excellence
Priscilla_N
, Jun 2022
The tour guide, Anastasia, had a phenomenal grasp of Greek history and the role of the gods in Greek society. I would recommend this tour but warn that it is not clear how much walking—largely uphill—there is and that so much walking in the sun/heat may not be for those with bad knees or health issues. That’s not really clear in any of the tour descriptions. However, it is very well organized and amazingly enlightening.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very enjoyable...
Gillian_R
, Jun 2022
Very enjoyable experience, well organised and a knowledgeable guide . Delighted that we booked this tour
star-5
Mythology explorer
Amanda_R
, Jun 2022
Plenty of mythological information and history! Great guide- Steep walk up the acropolis bring plenty of water / fan for hot days. Great tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A great experience
Chantel_L
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Angela did not disappoint! We could hear and feel her passion for Athens. The tour was very informative and a great way to learn about some of the most popular sites in Athens.
star-5
Anastasia was so sweet...
Marjoris_C
, Jun 2022
Anastasia was so sweet and very knowledgeable. She gave us a lot of information about the spots we were visiting.
star-5
Very informative!
Alexa_L
, Jun 2022
The guide was very passionate in her delivery, which made it easier to get into, and she paced it well. She made sure we found shady spots to sit when she would give us information. I learned about mythology, old Greek democracy, and history of the monuments. The only thing is that 4 hours is a long time for a tour. It could be better if it had been shorter and a little less expensive.
star-2
Try a different tour
Lee_R
, Jun 2022
Tour guide was sooo boring and difficult to listen to. His English was poor and his stories were way too long. He stopped too many times in walk up to Parthenon and kept us in hot sun.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun and educational morning
Charissa_C
, Jun 2022
Our guide was excellent, very attentive and knowledgeable. She kept the group going at a good pace, safe, and entertained ( including our 10-year-old).
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome but a lot of walking and steps
Anthony_G
, Jun 2022
It was excellent and our guide Vanessa (I feel bad can not remember it but began with a V) was so into to it do and explaining everything and doing voice it was so amazing. BEWARE: this is a walking tour and going up to the ruins there are a ton of steps, she does stop to talk which gives you breaks. I feel like in our 3 hour tour I got all the information and more that our family wanted.

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