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Discover the myths inherited to the world from the ancient Greek civilization; stories of conquest, magical beasts, hideous crimes, betrayals and heroism are about to be revealed on a 4-hour walking tour to the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & the Temple of Zeus.

  • #Sightseeing
  • #Family
Duration
4 hours
Availability
Daily
TRIP ADVISOR RATING
Group Type
Small Group or Private

Small Group Tour: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday at 10 am      Private Tour: Daily, starting time can be customized

FROM
59/Person

Tour Highlights

Embark on an unforgettable journey to ancient Athens and unravel the captivating myths that shaped the history and the religion of this ancient city. 

Guided tour of Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & Temple of Zeus

Exceptional archaeologist & licensed tourist guide

Skip-the-line tickets to Acropolis provided by your guide

Fascinating narrative around Greek mythology 

What you will see on this tour

  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • The Theater of Dionysus
  • The Propylaea and the Temple of Athena Nike
  • The Parthenon
  • The Erechtheion
  • The Areopagus
  • The Acropolis Museum and the world-famous Caryatids

What you can expect?

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 civilisation 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 artefacts of the ancient Greek world, will be your next destination. Your guide will show you statues, artefacts 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.

  • Optional Upgrade (private tours)

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.

  • Skip the Line Tickets - Escape the queues!

As an additional, free-of-charge service, we will pre-purchase your Acropolis tickets to ensure you do not wait in queues. We value your time!

Inclusions

Inclusions:

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

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites (we can pre-purchase skip the line tickets for you)
  • Virtual Reality Glasses (optional upgrade for private tours)

Know before you go: This is a tour with a licensed expert guide

As we want to offer the best service to our guests, we have carefully selected expert licensed guides to ensure the best experience possible. Our team consists of a group of young professionals of high-expertise in the fields of Archaeology, History or graduates of the official "Greek State School of Tour Guides". Hence, they are well-trained to share their knowledge with the public in an interesting and fun way. Their academic background works as a springboard immersing you to the wealth of Greek culture and holding your undivided attention for the whole duration of the tour. Despite the aforementioned assets though, it is their enthusiastic character and passion about their field of study that unquestionably guarantees you a memorable tour experience.

FAQs

What is the tour language?

The small-group tour language is English. More languages are also available upon request in a private tour.

 

Reviews

  • My family, 2 40-something adults, kids 10 and 12, had a great time on this tour. The tour guide, Nikos, was really knowledgeable. I really appreciated how he explained not only the mythology behind the structures we saw, but also the political motivations of the people who built them.

    - AlexanderP
  • We did the Mythology tour of the Acropolis and ancient Agora with our 3 kids aged 7-10. Our tour guide was full of knowledge and definitely enriched our visit. It was a really hot August day but our guide led us to shady spots where he explained what we were seeing and used pictures to show what it would have looked like then. An amazing experience!

    - Guelph Dawn
  • We booked through greeking.me for our family's trip in Greece. I am usually the do-it yourself vacationer but I was not sure I could tackle the language and logistics of Athens and its outside locations. Our guide, Evita, was very knowlegeable and nice. Great stories that gave us the background on the ancient sites. Recommend you to hire a guide, it will add so much more to your visit. Excellent experience!

    - 1234kidsintow
  • We really enjoyed the mythology tour. Ava was fun and well versed in archaeology, my family liked how thorough she was and how she told the stories and pointed mostly what's important. She is able to engage the 3 kids in the tour who were very smart kids familiar with Greek Mythology.

    - MelanieT
  • I just wanted to give feedback on Mary-Helene (hope the spelling is correct) who took myself and my family on a mythology tour yesterday. She was fantastic 😀 incredibly knowledgeable and pitched the stories of Zeus, Athena et al perfectly to my 4 kids (13 years and under). The east part of the Acropolis was closed and it was very busy to leave so we had to wait more than 30 minutes and Mary-Helene played top trumps with my kids!!! It was an outstanding tour and Mary-Helene brought to my life Greek ancient history and culture to our family, thank you so much.

    - Alison
  • Had a great tour with Eya from Greeking me on the mythology tour. She explained the history of the places we were seeing as well as telling the mythology stories about the places, Gods involved and how the Greeks used mythology to explain things. It was amazing!! She was very knowledgeable and took time to answer our questions. We were able to climb the Acropolis, see the Parthenon and temples as well as a great view of the city. We also went to the temple of Zeus and the Acropolis museum. It was a wonderful day and we learned so much. I can't recommend this tour enough!!

    - 348kellis
  • Despite torrential rain that made it difficult to actually walk around the Acropolis, our tour was really great thanks to our guide. Vicky was hands down the best guide we have ever had. In addition to being incredibly knowledgable, she was absolutely wonderful with our kids (8 year old twins) and did a fantastic job engaging them. She consistently got down at their level (often sitting on the floor to talk with them), played around with them (e.g., helping them "fly" over puddles), and was excellent at gauging their attention and whether they were following what she was talking about. We were very impressed!

    - CarrieB
  • Maybe because it was the low season, i was the only one on the tour, so thank you to the company for not cancelling on me. My tour guide was fantastic! Eva knew the general history and archeological history as well as the mythology and religious history backwards and forwards. I'm pretty good with this stuff and my oldest son is taking his master's in archeology, but the depth and contextual understanding Eva brought to the tour on all of these subjects was exceptional. Based on my private tour with an incredible tour guide, I heartily recommend this company and this particular tour.

    - Baruch
  • This tour is an absolute must for all adult travellers serious about learning about Ancient Greece. Not only was our guide, Vera, highly qualified and knowledgeable (masters degree in archaeology ), she spoke English very well . The 4 hour tour went very quickly.

    - GraceF
  • Love that this was a small group tour, much more intimate! Our tour guide was Maria who was really great, she was informative and gave such great insights about the mythology! She also tried to stop in the shade wherever possible! I have already recommended the tour to my sister who is coming to Athens later this year!

    - MariaTyrell

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