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Mythology Traces

The Mythology Walking Tour of Athens

Details

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

Short Description

Join us for a mythology walking tour of Athens and discover the Greek myths that dress up this glorious city. From the notoriously unfaithful Zeus to the tale of Dionysus' birth, Greek mythology is full of drama and plot twists. Get the chance to visit the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora of Athens & discover the places that reveal dramatic tales while getting to the core of the myths that teach us timeless universal truths.

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

What you can expect

Strolling around Athens and looking at the remnants of glorious Greek myths, you will start to think that Gods in Greek mythology used to really mess everything up! Your local guide will entertain you with mythological fun facts of the mystery places you will encounter and give you great insight of the context in which those myths were created.

During the four-hour Athens mythology tour, follow the Greek mythological traces around the Acropolis Hill and get to know the high spiritual significance that the sacred rock had to Athenians. Explore the secrets of the Ancient Agora of Athens, the “place to be” in ancient Athens. Wander around the alleys of Plaka, the oldest surviving part of Modern Athens and find out where ancient Athenians used to worship their Gods. Delve into panoramic views of the city in Areopagus (the Mars Hill) – the place where the God Ares (Mars) was put on a trial in a court of Gods for murder! Who did he kill and why?

Finishing up our tour, we make a last stop-and-stare at the Panathenaic Way and find out what myths cultivated famous happenings at this place thousands of years ago.
So, don’t think about it! Get on board and come with us for an unforgettable journey to mythical Athens!


Why book this tour?

  • In our Athens Mythological Tour you will visit the Acropolis and get to the core of the myths that teach us timeless universal truths.
  • 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.
  • An exceptional archaeologist & licensed tour guide will inform you about the worship of the gods in ancient Athens as well as fascinating rituals & customs of the Athenians.
  • Discover Areopagus (the Mars hill), where Athenian citizens gathered to make decisions about the issues of the city.
  • Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry.

Tour Reviews


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

Historically fun Acropolis Mythology Tour
Historically fun Acropolis Mythology Tour

Our tour guide was Xenia and she was amazing!!! She delivered the tour in a Spanish which was a plus for some of my family members who did not speak English! She was very knowledgeable about Greek history and made it very interesting!!

Visited: June 2017

Athens Mythology Tour was fantastic
Athens Mythology Tour was fantastic

My sister and I signed up for the Athens Mythology Walking Tour. It was amazing. Our tour guide, Evita, was wonderful and so knowledgeable. She was fun to listen to and knew the best way around the historical sites. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a tour guide of the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Agora.

We also saw so much more than that. Was 100% worth the money and I plan to do it again when I come back with someone who hasn't seen these sites before.

Visited: June 2017