Mythology Traces

The Mythology Walking Tour of Athens


4 hours
Group Size
Small-Group or Private
English, German, Spanish
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday at 10am - Daily as a Private Tour

Short Description

Join us on a journey back in time to ancient Greece and into a world of mythology, tales of triumph and adversity. Meet the notoriously unfaithful Zeus and his entourage of equally fickle and fantastic Gods. Explore an ancient world, bewitching and beguiling, full of heroism, betrayal and resurrection, as you visit the magnificent Acropolis and the Ancient Agora of Athens. Don’t leave it all to imagination! See Athens as she once was in antiquity; halls of marble and gold adorned with exquisite statues and towering columns. Our virtual reality technology will place you in the very heart of the Golden Age.

For more flexibility on times/dates, please send us an inquiry via the "Inquiry" tab.

What you can expect

Every tale needs a storyteller.Your local, expert guide will be your personal storyteller as you discover the world of ancient Athens! Every plinth and archway is a remnant of a time that still speaks to us now; epic battles and miracle happenings that displayed the wrath or favour of the Olympian Gods. Your erudite and charismatic guide will open up a world of gripping tales and give you a greater understanding of the context in which they came to be.

During our 4-hour Mythology Tour of Acropolis & the Ancient Agora of Athens, you will wander through the ruins of ancient halls and roads where some of the greatest characters in human history once walked. 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!

From the epicentre of ancient Athenian daily life - the Ancient Agora- to the rocky heights of Areopagus where the criminal court of Athens once had Gods on the witness stand, this tour will take you on a journey like no other. Admire the sweeping scale of the Panathenaic way and discover the stories that pervade the foundations of the Parthenon. Perfect for all ages, whether you are a history buff or are yet to discover the marvels of antiquity, our licensed guide and VR technology will show you a world that is waiting to be discovered, if only you have the right tools! See these ancient sites in all their splendour and return home with tales of your own to tell.

Why book this tour?

  • Enrich your experience with our Virtual Reality technology!
  • An exceptional archaeologist & licensed tour guide will inform you about the worship of the gods in ancient Athens as well as fascinating facts about the word-famous Acropolis!
  • Discover the living remnants of glorious Greek myths by exploring the secrets of the Ancient Agora, the beating heart of the ancient city of Athens.
  • Order your skip-the-line-tickets to Acropolis from us; no more waiting in queues!
  • Discover Areopagus, where god Ares once stood trial for homicide!
  • Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry.

Tour Reviews

Would highly recommend for families!
Would highly recommend for families!

We had an excellent time on our tour. The tour guide was excellent. We have four young children (ages 1-8), and we were not sure how they would do for the four hours. But Marialena told stories that were really engaging to our kids. She was able to answer all of our historical questions as well. I think it made our experience of the Acropolis/Ancient Agorra at least ten times better than if we had gone on our own.

Visited: November 2017

A great day for the whole family!
A great day for the whole family!

We booked a mythology tour on rather short notice, as the Percy Jackson guides were not available. We certainly don't regret our choice. Velocity was very quick to answer and helpful when organising the details (times etc.). She also suggested several options to complement the visits to the sites.

And we had a fantastic day with Xenia. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. The children really enjoyed her vivid explanations, and the grownups too. She made the sites come alive with her colourful descriptions and stories. She also was able to answer all manner of questions. She was very flexible and attentive to our wishes and needs. As we had already visited the ancien Agora on our own, due to my misreading the tour description, she suggested we visit the Kerameikos instead. This was spot on! It was a wonderful quiet place and just as rich in history as the more known sites. I would recommend it anytime. The many tips she gave us between attractions helped us make the most of our last day in Athens.

We also enjoyed the drive to Sounion, with the stop at beautiful Lake Vouliagmeni - an ideal break. The hour spent there was very atmospheric, and once again enriched by Xenia's comments and descriptions. All in all a very special and absolutely wonderful day - the highlight of our trip!

Visited: November 2017

Wonderful Athens mythology tour
Wonderful Athens mythology tour

Our family had an amazing private mythology tour with Marialena. She was fantastic - very knowledgeable, engaging and passionate tour guide. Since the tour started earlier (thank you Nikos for moving the start time!) we avoided crowds and Marialena was able to add a little extra to the tour and showed us Greek Cathedral. Great addition.
I highly recommend this company and Marialena as the tour guide.

Visited: August 2017

Greek Mythology Tour
Greek Mythology Tour

In March, we visited Athens, Delphi, Corinth and Nafplion. 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. He still talks about our trip. We were just there for 6 days and everything was organized perfectly. It was wonderful just having the three of us with a private guide. There was not one thing we didn't like. We, definitely, would recommend this company to anyone wanting to do private tours.

Visited: March 2017

Mythology tour and evening food tour
Mythology tour and evening food tour

We began our visit to Athens with the Athens food tour and it was like spending the evening with a friend. Elena was informative on history, culture, and food. She tailored the tour since we had two college kids and two younger children. We not only had a great food experience, but thoroughly enjoyed our time worth Elena. Our second tour was an early morning Athens mythology tour. Evita knew more about Percy Jackson than even my well read 10-yr-old. With temperatures nearing 105F, she guided us to the shady spots to talk before each important site and where to refill water and buy frozen lemonade to cool off. We had an enjoyable morning with Evita and saw the top sites at the Acropolis and Agora.

Visited: July 2017