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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Enhance your experience of Athens on a mythological tour of the ancient Greek city. Alongside an entertaining guide, visit major landmarks like the Acropolis and the Olympian Zeus Temple and listen to the captivating myths that surround each landmark. Hear tales that combine myth, legend and historical fact; and gain valuable insight into the culture of modern and ancient Greece on this educational tour.
  • Tour of Athens' ancient landmarks and the myths and legends that surround them
  • Visit magnificent structures like the Acropolis and the Olympian Zeus Temple
  • Listen to captivating tales that combine myth, legend and history
  • Gain valuable insight into the culture of ancient and modern Greece from your expert guide

What's Included

  • Expert licensed guide
  • Fun ancient Athens map
  • Entry fees (30 euros per adult)
  • Food or drinks
  • Transfer from/to meeting point

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens 105 57, Greece

    Your meeting point is at the main entrance of the Temple of Olympian Zeus where the tickets booth is located, on Vasilissis Olgas Avenue (a paved street next to the tram lines) . Google maps link:

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

  • Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • ID card or passport are required for people under the age of 18 for age confirmation
  • Strollers are not allowed at the Acropolis
  • It is recommended to wear a hat and sunscreen in summer months (June to Sept)
  • Near public transportation
  • As this is a walking tour, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Operated by Alternative Athens

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

Do wear comfortable shoes and clothing as there is a lot of walking.
It was very hot in August so don't forget to bring water and hats!
My recommendation is don't go at the mid day - it is both hot and crowded then.
719 reviews
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Disappointing start to the tour
Mary_F, May 2022
Though the tour guide had excellent knowledge of Greek history. I was surprised to find out that I had to pay 30 euros at the entrance, I thought that the voucher was my entrance ticket. Would not have purchased the voucher if I knew I would be charged an additional 30 euros for this tour. Would like a refund.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Mary Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and the guide, but sorry to hear you hadn't noticed about the entry fees not being included in the tour's price. Please note that this is clearly mentioned before you book the tour on the tour's page under the section "Inclusions/Exclusions" and is also mentioned on your voucher after your purchase. I hope you still had a great time in Athens!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best Tour
Monica_M, May 2022
This was the best tour my husband and I had on our 7 day adventure on a cruise though four countries. I can’t say enough good things about our guide, Chirsoula. She is knowledgeable, answered all our questions and and really gave a thought on how to present the information to us. You would be lucky to have her guide you. I would do this tour again
What the Greeks did for us.
Christopher_G, May 2022
It was so astonishing to learn how much our society and culture owe to this one hill in Athens! Anastasia was great at bringing the history and legends to life using humour and a variety of accents!
Super interesting & educational! Highly recommend
Milli_L, May 2022
Our tour guide Maria was so great! We learnt so much and she really encouraged everyone to ask any questions throughout the entire tour. Most of the ancient Greek highlights of Athens are included, so was great to group it into one experience. We went in May, which meant it was a little quieter and wasn't as hot as in summer - so recommend not going in peak time! Definitely wear comfortable, light clothing and comfy walking shoes, also bring plenty of water. Really enjoyable and highly recommend!
Great tour for fans of Greek Mythology.
Elizabeth_A, May 2022
Ever since I was a kid I was fascinated by Greek mythology, so being in the places where some of those stories were created, had me geeking out a bit. We brought our tickets which allows you access to other Greek sites not on the tour, (but you can go on your own if you wish) I would say is worth the money. The tour was amazing, the guide was excellent, very informative. Recommend if you’re a fan of Greek Mythology.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Do it!
Nicole_A, May 2022
Absolutely wonderful day. Our guide was spectacular. She alone was worth the cost! Great history and stories, comfortable pace for all fitness levels. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Really worth doing!
Gemma_T, May 2022
Rather than walking round the sights just taking pictures, it was great to have someone explain all of the stories, real and legend. It was a really brilliant experience and would highly recommend. Doing the morning tour also meant we had the whole afternoon free to enjoy Athens!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Natalie was a WONDERFUL...
Leigh_A, May 2022
Natalie was a WONDERFUL guide!! Very knowledgeable and always patient with us when we asked questions. Please tell her, if you can, that her dining recommendation for En Iordani was superb...we went back twice! She was so helpful to all of us at all times.
Great experience!
Annemie_M, May 2022
Very nice and educational tour of some of the most important ruins of Athens. Not only was Anastasia full of knowledge about the city, it’s history and mythology, she was also a very sweet and funny woman. Would definately recommend this to anyone who wants to not only see the highlights, but also know more about the stories behind them.
Pretty fun tour
Joel_W, May 2022
This is a great way to see the sights of the acropolis and hear some entertaining stories of Greek mythology. It is hard to keep it all straight though so if you just want to get pictures of the sights you don’t need this tour. Our guide however was very good and accommodating to the members of our group. She was good at making sure no one was left behind
Worthwhile Mythological Tour with Effie
J_L, May 2022
Effie was an amazing tour guide. She was funny, knowledgeable and easy to understand. Not sure I would have made it to the top of the Acropolis and down without her expertise and guidance. She knew exactly where we should step and guided us patiently, while filling our heads with all the wonder of the Greek myths. I learned a lot and had a pleasant day because of Effie. Well worth it! Thank you so much!
Arcadia_P, May 2022
Greece has a lot of history, our tour guide was very informative. This tour covers all the highlights of greek mythology.
1 traveler found this review helpful
No help if lost
Monica_T, May 2022
I'm not reviewing your tour because I was late to meet up spot due to being lost and wasn't able to go. My review is based on trying to get in touch with someone with number listed, then leaving message on this Viator site asking how can catch up & meet up somewhere else. No answer, no response. I ended up seeing sites from a taxi. I did get a text sending me a link to parking lot but by that time I was well into my taxi tour. It shouldn't be that hard to get in touch with someone.
Alternative Athens
Andy_S, May 2022
The mythological tour with Alex was fantastic, such a knowledgeable guide, fabulous views. Stunning scenery. At this time of year (May) it was not that busy which is a bonus. Cannot thank Alex enough, for an excellent day.
Perfect morning tour.
BOB_C, May 2022
Excellent guide, beautiful scenery. A perfect way to spend the morning when as a business traveler I only had one free day in Athens.
A different way to learn about the ruins fun and fascinating myths!
Stephanie_P, May 2022
Loved it our guide was passionate and great providing us the story and details about the Greek mythology! Highly recommended !
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour, Had an amazing time
Tessa_R, May 2022
Had a great time on this tour, tour guide was lovely and provided so much information as well as insight into the city and culture. Perfect if you enjoy Greek mythology! You get to explore sights very early and get a first look around Athens before the crowds. Luckily went on a day that wasn’t too hot so had an amazing time but would definitely recommend a hat and sun cream if the sun is out as the tour is all outdoors. Thank you!
1 traveler found this review helpful
We loved the experience,...
Jose_N, May 2022
We loved the experience, the guide was very knowledgeable. Beautiful places we visited. I would greatly recommend it.
A packed 4 hours
Antony_W, May 2022
This a packed 4 hours, there is a lot of information, drinking from a fire hose is the expression that comes to mind so be prepared. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, the tour was very interesting. It is 4 hours of walking and being on your feet so bring comfortable shoes, some in our group did not even though the tour blurb does suggest this. I would recommend this as a very detailed overview of the key Athens sites.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Stephani_F, May 2022
The tour was absolutely wonderful! Our tour guide was very nice, very knowledgeable, and funny as well! I am so glad we did the mythological tour rather than a regular tour. It was lovely to hear the myth followed by fact, it made it very interesting!
1 traveler found this review helpful


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