Athens Walking Greek Mythology Tour

Discover the living remnants of glorious Greek myths
Duration:
Half Day (4 hours) every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Destinations:
Temple of Hephaestus
per person 59

Join us on a journey back in time to Ancient Greece, a world of mythology and tales of triumph and adversity. Meet the notoriously unfaithful Zeus and his entourage of equally fickle and fantastic Gods. Explore an ancient world, bewitching and beguiling, full of heroism, betrayal and resurrection as you visit the magnificent Acropolis archaeological site and the Acropolis Museum. See Athena as she once was in antiquity; halls of marble and gold adorned with exquisite statues and towering columns. Our virtual reality technology will place you in the very heart of the Golden Age.

Small Groups

  • May - September
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 8.00 am
  • October - April
    • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10.00 am

For a private tour, different days and times can be customized so please send us a request.

  • 59 € per person
  • 30 € per child (6-11 years old)
  • children under the age of 6 can join for free

A different pricing policy applies in private tours. Please, send us a request.

Start your Athens Mythology Tour from the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the wondrous monument that was designed to be the largest temple in Greece. Your erudite and charismatic guide will be your personal storyteller as you learn about the adventurous birth and life tales of the father of the 12 Olympian gods. Ascend to the slopes of the Acropolis rock, finding yourself at the Theater of Dionysus, the place where ancient theater got glorified. Passing by the Asklepieion, listen to the healing secrets of Asclepius, the mythological figure who was punished by Zeus for his supernatural remedies. Your path to Acropolis will soon unfold before you; stand in awe at the Propylaea, the impressive marble gate of the hill, and learn the stories of Athena Nike, the victorious deity worshiped by the Athenians. Parthenon, the monument that encapsulates the principals and values of western civilization is your next stop, where mythology was put under the service of the city of Athens. Continue by visiting the Erechtheion, the cult temple of Athena, and the actual place where according to ancient Athenians, the battle of Athena and Poseidon took place.

The Acropolis Museum, home to some of the most impressive artifacts of the ancient Greek world, will be your next destination. Your guide will show you statues, artifacts and every-day items connected to some of the most intriguing stories of the ancient Greek life. Capture the beauty of the Caryatids, the beautiful maidens that supported the porch of the Erechtheion temple, and find yourselves in the Parthenon gallery to admire the wonderful metopes -each one featuring a different mythological scene. A truly enlightening experience that will reveal the hidden symbolism of ancient Greek mythology, this tour will be the highlight of your Athens exploration.

  • Services of an exceptional licensed guide
  • A mythological tour to the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & Temple of Zeus
  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • Virtual Reality Glasses (optional upgrade for private tours)
  • 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.
  • Our walk begins at 08.00 am (May-Sept) and we would like to start on time to avoid delays and see the most of the city. We suggest you be there 10 minutes earlier, at 7.50 am, so you can get to know your local guide and the rest of the group. In case you can’t make it on time, please give us a call to inform us about the delay.
  • Optional Upgrade: Enrich your experience with a special Acropolis 3D iPad!  See with your own eyes the craftsmanship and vision that inspired a civilization and admire the monuments of the Acropolis hill in all their former glory. Prepare yourselves for a time travel back to the 5th century BC! Cost: 15€ per iPad.