Athens Mythology for Families

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Explore the Acropolis and Ancient Agora with your family, learning about Greek mythology and history. Kids and adults alike will enjoy discovering what's truly behind the legends of Athens' gods and heroes. Along the way, enjoy views of the city and kid-friendly activities.

After meeting your guide, you'll start your walk up to Acropolis Hill, the "Sacred Rock" that defines Athens. You'll visit all the popular monuments, including the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, Temple of Athena Nike, and Temple of Erechtheion. Listen to the legends of the greats, such as the almighty Zeus, Athena (Goddess of Wisdom), Poseidon (God of the Sea), Dionysus (God of Wine and Theater), and more. The stories will keep kids entertained and asking questions.

After enjoying Acropolis Hill and learning the city's secrets, you'll walk down to the ancient marketplace, Agora. As the birthplace of democracy, Socrates and Plato hosted many political and philosophical discussions on this plaza. You'll learn about more gods, including Theseus and the Minotaur, Hera (Zeus' jealous wife), and Aphrodite (Goddess of Love and Beauty).

At the end of the tour, enjoy a family-fun activity inside the ancient Agora, using all your newfound knowledge about Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes.

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