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

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  • #Family
Duration
Half day
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 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.

Acropolis Museum hosts some of the most impressive artefacts of the ancient Greek world, therefore your journey will take you there where your guide will show you statues and artefacts connected to some of the most loving and horrifying stories.

Optional Upgrade (private tours)

Enrich your experience with our VR technology and see, with your own eyes, the craftsmanship and vision that inspired a civilization. Hear the very voices of great men such as Pericles & Solon, as you marvel at statues that once stood before you. With the help of VR technology, you will feel as if you could reach out and touch the walls around you!

Skip the Line Tickets - Escape the queues!

As an additional service, we will pre-purchase your tickets to the Acropolis site to ensure you do not have to wait in lines. We value your time!

Some of the monuments you are going to visit: 

The Acropolis of Athens

At the very centre of the city of Athens, the rock of the Acropolis dominates the landscape of the city. With monuments of pivotal importance for the development of the western civilisation, it is a must-see site for every visitor of the Greek capital. Find yourselves in the shadow of the magnificent temple of Athena, the Parthenon, learn more about the past of Athens and how democracy was invented in this city, get to know myths and legends associated with the ruins of the Acropolis and marvel at the panoramic view of the modern-day city of Athens.

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

  • We booked a mythology tour on rather short notice. We had a fantastic day with Xenia. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. As we had already visited the ancient Agora on our own, she suggested we visit the Kerameikos instead. It was a wonderful quiet place full of history.We also enjoyed the drive to Sounion, with the stop at beautiful Lake Vouliagmeni - an ideal break.

    - Catfish624
  • Our family had an amazing private mythology tour with Marialena. She was fantastic - very knowledgeable, engaging and passionate tour guide. I highly recommend this company and Marialena as the tour guide.

    - ElenaKard
  • Nikos organized the best Greek Mythology Tour for us and our grandson. He assigned the perfect tour guide for us and Marialena was fantastic. My grandson had learned about the Greek gods from reading Percy Jackson books and was thrilled with her. We, definitely, would recommend this company to anyone wanting to do private tours.

    - Linda1947
  • We did the mythology tour as a private tour and we all had a great time. Our kids are 10 and 13 and they enjoyed the whole thing. We did rent the VR glasses so the kids could see the Acropolis as it had been and they thought it was very cool. This was a highlight of our entire trip.

    - rp3222
  • We toured with Vera today. She was fabulous, clearly enjoys the job 4 years on for her. Started with going into the Acropolis, just amaxing, great stories about the gods etc. Then moved on to the Agora market, really interesting facts and stories... well worth doing. Info about the city and side streets added in. very cool.

    - Steph B
  • We were delighted with our tour of the Acropolis and with our guide, Evita. We have two boys age 11 and 14 and we wanted a guide that would engage them -- and us adults too. And we got it. Evita was fun, interesting, and informative. They boys (and my wife) rated her a 10 out of 10. Overall our trip to the Acropolis created memories that will last for ever.

    - Travel567
  • We appreciate the opportunity to give feedback on our outstanding experience at the Acropolis. Eva was extremely kind and knowledgeable. The children (ages 8 and 10) loved the tour (3.5 hours) and found it very interesting. We were intrigued and are grateful.

    - andrewnugget
  • 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

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The "Skip the Lines: Mythology Tour of Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & Temple of Zeus" is available as a private tour, in order to further customize your experience to fulfill your specific needs & expectations. Simply tell us your preferences in the booking form below.
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