Athens Walking Greek Mythology Tour

Discover the living remnants of glorious Greek myths
Duration:
Half Day (4 hours) every Wednesday
Destinations:
Temple of Hephaestus
per person 45

Join an experienced archaeological licensed guide and explore the ruins of ancient Athens as you discover the mythology behind the colossal buildings and monuments the Greeks constructed to honor their gods. Visit enigmatic landmarks like the "Peripatos" of Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and unwind with a cup of coffee at a local cafe in Plaka, the “neighborhood of Gods".

If you want to feel enchanted by the universal truths hidden in ancient Greek myths and the cultural impact they had in the development of human thought, this experience is ideal for you.

Available every Wednesday at 10:00 am in groups of up to 12 people. For a private tour or a different day, please send us a request.

45 € per person

  • Children up to 12 years of age participate for free.
  • Teenagers over the age of 12 and up to 17 years old receive a 10% discount.
  • Families with 4 or more paying members receive a 10% discount.
  • A different pricing policy applies in private tours. Please, send us a request.

Ancient Greek mythology includes myriads of myths about the lives of gods and mortals, some being sweet and sensitive, others dark and mysterious. Since antiquity, the townspeople of Athens had created their own myths about the city and their gods, whom they worshiped in temples and through their rituals.

Our mythological tour of Athens starts around the sacred rock of the Acropolis, where you will discover that the ancient Greek mythology has left its traces in the most unexpected places. Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and learn about the stories behind the King of gods. Wander the alleys of Plaka neighborhood, the oldest surviving part of modern Athens and discover hidden monuments and shrines where ancient Athenians used to worship their Gods. Having the founding myths of the city as a guide, you will become aware of the spiritual significance of the monuments of the Acropolis hill.

After making this mystical journey through time around the Acropolis, you will enjoy your coffee in a lovely traditional cafe. You will then descend towards the ancient market, where glorious myths will follow you once more in the place that was the beating heart of the ancient city of Athens. You will make a stop at Areopagus (the Mars hill) which was the setting of the trial of the God Ares (Mars) for the murder of Alirrothios, the son of Poseidon. Your mythological tour continues at Mousson hill, where Athenian citizens gathered to make decisions about the issues of the city.

Finally, you find yourself standing on the most sacred avenue of ancient Athens, the Panathenaic Way where you will listen to the history and legends that accompany it. The walk may be coming to an end, but the myths you heard will linger in your thoughts for a long time to come.

  • A 4-hour walk with a licensed tour guide
  • An authentic Greek coffee or beverage and a loukoumi (small sweet) in a traditional place downtown
  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological site of ancient market (8.00 € per person)
  • Visit to the Acropolis
  • Personal expenses
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • The tour is available in English for organized tours and in other languages on request for private tours.
  • The walking tour is child friendly and at a moderate pace, making it pleasant and suitable for all ages.
  • The meeting point is at the Acropolis Metro Station. A pick-up from your hotel can be arranged on request at extra cost.
  • The organized tours are for groups of up to 12 people.
  • The minimum number of total participants for the organized tours to be implemented is 3 people. For private tours, there is no minimun number of participants.
  • We suggest you arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour begins, in order to avoid any delays, to get to know your local guide and the rest of the group and make the most out of your tour.