Athens

Athens & Acropolis Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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Athens Highlights a Mythological Tour

From $74.83

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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 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 Athens' ancient sites and learn their mythological history
  • Visit ruins like the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora
  • Listen to captivating tales that combine myth, legend, and history
  • Gain valuable insight into the culture of ancient and modern Greece

What's Included

  • Expert certified guide
  • Small group for an optimal experience
  • Fun ancient Athens map
  • Entry fees (we can pre-purchase for you)
  • Food or drinks
  • Transfer from/to meeting point

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arch of Hadrian (Hadrian's Gate)
    Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 50, Athina 105 58, Greece

    Your meeting point is under the Arch of Hadrian (Hadrian's Gate), on Leof. Vasilisis Amalias. The closest metro station is ACROPOLIS and then you’ll need to walk 5’ to get to the Arch of Hadrian. Your guide will be waiting for you holding a sign "ALTERNATIVE ATHENS".

End point

  • Ancient Agora of Athens
    Athens 105 55, Greece

What To Expect

Meet your guide and small group at the centrally located Temple of Olympian Zeus and delve into the city’s ancient history and mythology as you admire the ruins. Continue on to the Acropolis (admission tickets not included) to marvel at the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and other highlights of this archaeological treasure.

Move on to the Agora of Athens to learn how it was once the city’s political and social hub before ending at the Temple of Hephaestus. Linger to admire one of the world’s best-preserved ancient temples as you listen to insights about its design and function to cap off your tour.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Acropolis

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Theater of Dionysus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Athena Nike

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Erechtheion

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Parthenon

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Ancient Agora of Athens

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Hephaestus

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We can pre-purchase entry tickets for you, just let us know!
  • Small group tour
  • ID card or passport are required for people under the age of 25 for possible discounts
  • Strollers, backpacks and big bags are not allowed at the Acropolis and should not be taken on the tour
  • Entry fees are non-refundable, non-exchangeable
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Reviews

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Fantastic guide to orient you to the essential sites in Athens
SHONAGH_A, Apr 2024
Our guide was phenomenal. Filled with information about Athenian history, outlandish tales of ruthless antics among deities, tragic-comic appearances of hapless humans and surprising etymological revelations (about the Greek roots of English words), she told each gripping story with animated humor. I didn't want to miss a beat. Highest recommendation.
A must do when in Athens
Alexandra_P, Apr 2024
We loved our tour around the Parthenon and surrounding areas! Our guide did an amazing job of telling the myths, and what was actually happening to the ancient greeks at the time. We would recommend this tour to everyone who goes to Athens - it is a great way to learn parts of the contemporary city and the history at the same time.
Magda was fantastic
Aoife_C, Apr 2024
The most wonderful tour with Magda. We learned so much from her, and her tour was very personal & thoroughly enjoyable, even for young children. I would highly recommend taking tour with Magda
Excellent tour guide; amazing visit to Parthenon
Edward_M, Apr 2024
The acropolis and in particular the Parthenon were breathtaking! Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Great way to see a few of the major attractions and learn about their history. Highly recommended!
Beware do not book!!!!!!! I was scammed
Carey_B, Mar 2024
Please don’t not buy this tour! Stay away at all costs. You have to purchase tickets to different sites ahead of time. I tried to do so repeatedly and have all of the proof on what’s app. I spoke to three different people from Viator that would only send me the link to buy tickets but would/could not help me purchase. There was an error code and it wouldn’t work. I even sent them screenshots and asked to please cancel bc I couldn’t take a 30 minute taxi and not have tickets. They only said they’d request a refund for me. That was denied. I ended up going on my own and it was still much better than being dragged around for 4 hours. Not worth the money or headache. Awful customer service!!!!
Amazing your!!
Tela_G, Mar 2024
Our guide, Georgina, is brilliant! She gave us so much mythological and factual information! What an incredible learning experience! This tour was well organized and gave ample opportunity for pictures, questions, and small rest periods when needed. Once again, Georgina made the experience even better with her knowledge and expertise!
Mythology and New Friends!
Haley_C, Mar 2024
Our tour guide, Demi, was excellent and we had a wonderful experience on our tour! She shared captivating stories about the mythology behind the figures associated with the historical sites we were at and did a great job at making the group interactive, which I enjoy! She was very knowledgable about the sites and maneuvered our group well through the crowds - especially at the Acropolis, it’s packed. We felt the tour did a great job of taking us to the most important historical sites - we only added a couple more spots on our own time. After the tour, Demi provided great recommendations for areas to visit and restaurants to try. We went to her recommended spot for lunch with another couple we met on the tour and had a blast!
Wonderful tour of amazing sights in Athens!
Joshua_E, Mar 2024
Elleni was a great guide, bringing just the right amount of history, myth, and impact to the sights. She kept the mythology kid-friendly. The Acropolis came to life with her descriptions and she was great to include the children in the discussions. highly recommend.
Informative but More Walking than You'd Think
Chelsea_S, Mar 2024
This tour was a lot of fun, but a lot of walking. I know it is a walking tour, but expect your feet to hurt by the end of the day, especially because the end point is kind of farther than you'd think. The information was good and our guide was great! She was so sweet.
Great way to see the main sites
Mary_B, Mar 2024
Knowledgeable guide put a humorous twist on Greek mythology. Entertaining and educational, it was a great way to learn about all the main sites during a relaxed walking tour.
Great intro to Athens sites!
Kelly_F, Mar 2024
Fabulous day!!! What a great way to see and learn about the history and mythology surrounding ancient Athens! Our guide was very knowledgeable. Thanks for a great morning!!!
Fun and informative
Terence_A, Mar 2024
Great experience!!! Lots of great information and presented in a fun way. Guide was friendly and made it interactive
Alexandros was great!!!!!
Kylan_T, Mar 2024
Alexandros gave a lot of facts and was very knowledgeable. He also tailored his tour to adults and kids alike. He made the history come alive! He gave us time for restroom and eating breaks and moved at a comfortable pace. We recommend his tours highly!
Excellent Tour Through History
Jeremy_Y, Mar 2024
We enjoyed this tour very much. Our tour guide Alex was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun and engaging. He made connections with history and mythology seamlessly. Very happy we booked a guided tour to see the sites Athens has to offer. I highly recommend this tour.
Pretty good, but overpriced
Jessica_H, Mar 2024
This was ok, Christina was very nice and informative, but overall I think the tour is too long. Also, I wish I had realized when I booked it that the actual tickets to the monuments are not included. $400 total — for the tour and tickets — is too much for four hours. If I had known we could tour it ourselves fairly easily, we would have just done that. Our 10yo was over it by about hour two. 😝
Worth the time and cost.
Mohammad_K, Mar 2024
Michael's commentary was very good. Spaced out stops and easy to find meeting point. The pace of the tour was well thouht out. Recommendations about other attractions.
Great tour!
Jordan_M, Mar 2024
This tour was excellent! The tour guide was friendly and kept everyone engaged and showed off quite a lot. Would recommend for anyone looking at getting a nice full myth tour in Athens.
Do not miss this tour!
Jennifer_S, Mar 2024
Vicky was an amazing tour guide. Her knowledge was fascinating! She told so many wonderful facts about each location we visited. Do not miss this tour! It was fabulous!
outstanding
Fouad_A, Mar 2024
Vicky was an outstanding guide, blending historical facts and myths perfectly as we toured the ancient sites of Athens. Her knowledge about each stop, from the iconic Acropolis to the peaceful Ancient Agora, was impressive. She answered all our questions, making the tour interactive and educational. i gained a deeper appreciation for the rich history of Athens.
Brilliant
Hayley_M, Feb 2024
The tour guide was amazing! We loved Danni so much she was energetic and engaging and was so knowledgeable. We would recommend highly!
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