Acropolis & Ancient Greek Mythology Tour

The Parthenon - Photo from Alternative Athens
Discover the endless history of Athens with a fascinating mythology tour through the heart of the city. Your guide will share captivating stories from ancient Greek mythology and expose the real-life events and characters behind them.

After meeting your guide and learning a bit about what the tour entails, you'll set off into the world of Ancient Greece. You'll start at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, then make your way to the Theater of Dionysus and the world-renowned Acropolis. Here you'll find some of the city's most famous sites, including the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion, the Propylaia, and the spectacular Parthenon

As you visit these historical places, your guide will help bring ancient myths to life. You'll learn the popular and secret stories about Greek gods and heroes, such as Zeus, Athena (Goddess of Wisdom and protector of Athens), Poseidon (God of the Sea), and more. Discover the truths behind these myths and why the Ancient Greeks created them.

As you continue the tour, you'll head into the Ancient Agora, democracy's place of birth and where great philosophers, like Socrates, spoke. Explore the perfectly preserved Greek temple, Hephaisteion, and hear more mythical stories about other popular characters, including Theseus and the Minotaur, Hera (the jealous wife of Zeus), and Aphrodite (Goddess of Love and Beauty).

As you finish the tour, your guide will share a few more important details of Athens' incredible history. In the end, you'll learn how the city became one of the greatest centers in the world and left an unforgettable legacy.

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