Guided tour

Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

Activity provider: Alternative Athens
Guided tour

Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

Activity provider: Alternative Athens

From US$ 71.51 per person

See Athens’ most important landmarks on a guided tour. Hear the history and myths behind the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Ancient Agora, and more.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, French


  • Learn the myths behind the ancient sites of Athens
  • Visit the world-famous Acropolis with a licensed guide
  • Discover more about society in Ancient Greece, and why Athens became the center of the world
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Athens
  • Discover hidden ancient corners
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Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies.

Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well-known attractions. This tour helps you understand how Athens became the mythical city known today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Go to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, learn the functions of the Agora, and visit the Temple of Hephaestus.

  • Licensed guide
  • City map
  • Entrance fees (€30 per adult)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes as the route covered involves uneven terrain
  • Strollers are not allowed at the Acropolis
  • People under 18 should have an ID card or passport for age confirmation
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 273 reviews

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Very informative and enjoyable. The tour is not cheap but you come away with a much better understanding than you ever would by yourself. Lots of ah-ha moments, including the the Ancient Greek roots of some of the English words we use today. Recommended.

March 24, 2023

We were in a group of about 20 others. It was simple to meet at the Temple of Zeus. The guide was waiting for us. The tour is all walking, but all these sights are close to each other. I'm old and out of shape so I was worried about the climb to the top of the Acropolis, but with the stops and the Odeon and Theater along the way it was not as challenging as I expected. My legs sure are sore today, though. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining and, best of all, helped us avoid the long lines.

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March 24, 2023

Fantastic exploration of three sites with wonderful narratives and information all the way through. The focus on the mythological, over the historical and archaeological, was richly informative and engaging, and the guide, Angelique (apologies if that spelling isn’t right!) was fantastic, pitching the four-hour conversation about where we were and what we were seeing perfectly for all ages.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 60865