Athens. A powerful city-state, a pivotal centre known for its contributions to the arts and philosophy, the cradle of what is known today as Western civilization. On the backside of its tremendous sociopolitical and financial importance in the Hellenic world, however, Athens has an underlying charm and mystique that can be only discovered by delving deeper into the mythological world underpinning its culture and religious heritage.
Meet the glorious Greek gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines; discover a world filled with mischievous divinities and scandalous plot twists. From the affairs of the notoriously unfaithful Zeus, the tale of Dionysus’ birth – snatched from the womb of his mother and implanted into Zeus’ thigh until ready to be born, to the foibles of Mars and the famous legend of the city itself.From the initial Chaos of the Universe Chaos to the birth of the Olympian gods, mythological creatures, such as centaurs, ghosts, shades, spirits, gorgons, griffins, satyrs will cross your path. With us you can marvel at the preserved ruins of the Acropolis as you journey across Athens timeless beauty and magnificent history!
Our Mythology tour, however, goes beyond the mere body of myths created by the Hellenistic people over centuries. You will learn about the teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, the origin and significance of their cults and ritual practices. By immersing yourself into our exciting tour you will be able to see the Greece from a different angle and gain better insight into the structure of modern society. Our stories will shock, amuse, shatter and excite you. You will laugh and crying of joy.
The tour will start and finish at the port, where your tour guide and driver will be waiting for you. The tour can be custom tailored to your best interests, enabling you to choose the pace and the sites you wish to prioritize on your excursion!
On the 4 hour Athens mythology walking tour you will cover the Acropolis Hill – a place of great spiritual significance to the Athenians and the Ancient Agora of Athens, stroll around the alleys of Plaka – the oldest surviving part of Modern Athens, and find out where ancient Athenians used to worship their Gods. You can also get a glimpse at some of the best panoramic views of the city from Areopagus (Mars Hill) – the place where Mars – the God of Warfare – was put on a trial by a court of Gods for murder! Before you drive back to the port you will get to see the Panathenaic Way and find out what myths cultivated famous events at this place thousands of years ago.
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience! You will be entertained by the drama-filled myths our expert tour guides have in store for you on our Mythology walking shore excursion! What are you waiting for?
Entrance fees into sites
iPad with apps for 3D reconstruction of the Acropolis can be requested in advance, additional fee
any private expenses Round trip transfers to/from the Port upon request
Round trip transfers to/from the Port upon request