Private tour

Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Be a Greek

Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Be a Greek

From US$ 132.23 per person

Walk the footsteps of the Greek philosophers in Athens. Discover the philosophical movements that thrived in this land over 2500 years ago, as well as the fascinating Greek Mythology. Savor a delicious traditional Greek coffee with your passionate guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk around the most famous landmarks of Athens
  • Explore Greek mythology from a different perspective
  • Discover the beginning of philosophical thinking
  • Become a part of the Athenian life with a local
Full description
After meeting with your local guide outside Panepistimio Metro Station, begin your journey with the famous Trilogy of Athens, a work of the great architect, Theofilus Hansen. Admire stunning statues from famous 19th-century sculptors. While marveling at these miracles of architecture, take the opportunity to talk about two of the most famous philosophers of antiquity, Socrates and Plato. Discuss the god Apollo and goddess Athena, two gods totally different from one another but sharing many more commonalities than one may think. Afterwards, head to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens to discover the live of Epicurus and his philosophical school, known as the Garden. Walk down the most commercial street in Athens, Ermou Street, named after the god and merchant, Hermes. Take a chance to admire an 11th-century temple known as Kapnikarea and hear about Aristotle and his Lyceum philosophical school. Take a pitstop to enjoy a greek coffee at a cozy cafe in the Thissio area, taking advantage of the location to chat about Pre-Socratic philosophers. Next to the Ancient Agora, discover the place where Stoic philosophy was born in the Poikile Stoa. The next stop will be the Plaka area and Anafiotika, on the foot of the Acropolis with Cinic philosophers close by. While admiring the famous Tower of Winds, learn everything there is about Aiolos, the keeper of the winds. The tour will conclude on the Areopagus Hill with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and some more myths about the Olympian gods.
Includes
  • Expert tour guide
  • 1 Greek coffee or other traditional refreshment per person
  • All taxes and fees
  • Entrance fees to any point of interest
  • Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Outside Panepistimio Metro Station: Athens 106 79, Greece

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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We cannot explain how much we loved this experience, in no small part due to the fact that we have made a lifetime friend with our guide, Bianca. Not only was she gracious enough to reschedule us after our flight was delayed, but she helped us get to our meeting place while we were jetlagged and late because our luggage was lost. The tour itself is fascinating, and easy to digest for the beginner philosopher or even the most advanced student of philosophy. Definitely something for everyone, and nothing was lost in translation; in other words, Bianca spoke flawless English and really was an outstanding representative of both her country and for her expertise! She is passionate, engaging and left us wanting more. Plus, we are now on Team Aristotle. My fiancé and I could’ve stayed the rest of the day simply because we enjoyed Bianca’s company so much. We will definitely return for another tour when in Athens again, and cannot encourage anyone reading this to opt for this unique tour!

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June 8, 2022

This tour we did same day we arrived to Athens. It was amazing!! It was a great way to see some amazing places in Athens with such a lovely and knowledgeable tour guide named Bianca. She made our tour personalized and so much fun! She was so knowledgeable and kind and made us love Greece from the start of our trip!

May 12, 2022

My wife and I took the “Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour” on the last day of our vacation in Greece. We absolutely loved this experience!!! Spending a day with our dynamic and friendly guide "Bianca" from Be a Greek fully immersed us in Greek culture. She brought the historic eras, philosophers, and mythology together! Those four hours were truly magical as we felt like we were transported to various periods throughout history :-). We also were able to discuss and better understand modern Greek culture. It was a perfect cap of the trip and our favorite part. Well worth the money!!

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March 19, 2022

Product ID: 251622