Historical Tours | AGT12 – Athens Top Attractions & Mythology Tour

Product overview

This is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour, full of brilliant myths, fables, and allegories that will make you an expert in Greek mythology.


Duration: approximately 3 hours         


MEETING POINT:

Your guide, holding the orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you at "FRESKO" Yogurt Bar Thissio located at Apostolou Pavlou 11, Athens 118 51 (400 meters from Thissio metro station). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the given departure time.

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Inclusions:

  • Local licensed English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line service, immediate access to the Acropolis
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off service
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

 

Skip-the-Line Access

Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee. We, however, offer free skip-the-line service by which we purchase the tickets in advance in order to save you time and avoid lining up at the cashier of each archeological site you visit. This service is provided at no extra charge. The ticket costs will be owed to our staff before the tour begins. Children, youths under 25 years old, as well as European senior citizens are entitled to reduced or free admission tickets at the archaeological sites, depending on nationality (a valid ID or passport is required for verification).

 

What You Will See and Do

Discover the cradle of Western civilization on a guided visit to the Acropolis of Athens, the most important Greek monument. Let your licensed, local guide captivate you with the most wondrous tales of Greek mythology. Learn about the origin of words like panic and pandemic, and names like Europe, Athens, or Daphne, and be amazed by their true significance, and the marvelous myths connected with them. Surprise yourself with details about the roots of phrases and words you use every day, deriving from Greek mythology. Be inspired by ancient monuments coming to life, acquiring context and meaning you would never have guessed.

 

You will be taken onto the Hill of Pnyx, discovering the reason why it is the actual birthplace of the democratic governing system, and the power of the majority. Dive into ancient Greek mythology and let your guide captivate you with stories of love, revenge, infidelity, and passion. Learn about legendary disputes between Gods and humans, fate, and the afterlife.

 

Acropolis

Climb the sacred rock of Acropolis and admire the stunning architecture of the almost 2,500 years old Parthenon Temple, learn the importance of the Erechtheion Temple, and listen to vivid myths and capture storytelling on ancient Athens.

 

During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Nike Temple as well as other significant sights of Athens.

 

Let your eyes take in all the beauty and hear its historical echo through the centuries. Once on top, your guide will also show you significant spots of interest worth exploring, such as Mars Hill, Lycabettus Hill, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus, and the Anafiotika neighborhood. Let the muses whisper in your ear musical tales of creativity and inspiration. Welcome to Athens, the mythology queen.

 

The tour ends on top of the Acropolis.

  

BLACK OUT DATES

·        April 24th - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday

·        May 1st - Labor Day

 

Note: On Greek Orthodox Good Friday, April 22nd the tour will start one hour later (at 10 am) due to the late opening of the Archaeological sites.


**The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities**