Guided tour

Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

4.7 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Alternative Athens

Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

Activity provider: Alternative Athens

From US$ 68.69 per person

Enjoy family adventure that explores the roots of Greek mythology with this guided walking tour of the Acropolis. Admire sights like the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Agora.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, French


  • Explore world-renowned Athenian sites in a tour designed for families
  • See the Acropolis and the ancient Agora from a mythological perspective
  • Learn about Greek gods and heroes and find out what inspires these stories
  • Have fun inside the ancient Agora with an activity inspired by ancient legends
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the city Athens from the rock of the Acropolis
Full description

Get all your family involved in a tour exploring the magnificent sacred rock of the Acropolis and the ancient Agora with this guided walking tour in Athens. Hear about the history and the legends of about Greek gods and heroes like Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon. 

Meet your guide at the Acropolis metro station and purchase a ticket to the site. Listen to timeless myths as you explore the theater of Dionysus, the resplendent Propylaea, the sacred Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the famed Parthenon. 

Make the sights come alive for the while family. Continue to ancient marketplace of the Athens and the Ancient Agora. See the Temple of Hephaestus, decorated with depictions of the labors of Theseus and Hercules. 

Retrace the steps of great thinkers such as Socrates and Plato, who used this space as a venue for spreading ideas and taking part in debates. follow your guide on a group family activity that's based on the gods and heroes learned about on your tour. 

  • Licensed guide
  • Materials for the activity
  • Entry fees (payable on site)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Your meeting point is at the exit of the Acropolis metro station. Please follow the google map link. The closest metro station is ACROPOLIS. (red line). If you get there by metro (red line), follow the signs for the exit “Makriyani/Dionisiou Aeropagitou”. It might be busy, so look for the guide with an Alternative Athens Sign. In case you need anything you can reach us at +30 6951 518589.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Children between 12-18 need to present a valid identity card or passport to be entitled to free entry
  • Children under 5 are free of charge
  • Strollers and wheelchairs cannot be used throughout the tour (especially on the rock of the Acropolis)
  • Please bring extra money for the Acropolis entry tickets (€30/€15) (the local guide will pre-buy them for you so that you can skip the line)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 54 reviews

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We spent a very pleasant morning visiting with our guide Vassia. A very pleasant woman who knew how to captivate us (as well as the children) for the 3 hour visit. Greek mythology has no more secrets for us! We were a group of 7 including 3 children. Perfectly homogeneous group. Vassia also recommended typical Greek restaurants frequented by Greeks! We recommend this excursion.

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August 5, 2022

The tour was great for the most part. Our guide Vicki was wonderful/very knowledgeable. My 8 year old enjoyed the ruins, mythology & activity but walking up and down hills in the sun w/crowds was a lot. We had a much needed pit stop for lemonade. The Ancient agora at the end was not necessary.

August 3, 2022

Our French-speaking guide was awesome! Lots of knowledge and suitable for adults as well as young and young teens in the group! I hope not to make a mistake on his name Atheniosos, we recommend him and this tour 100%. The visit to Athens would not have been the same without this integration into the history of mythology.

July 26, 2022

Product ID: 223854