The Myths of Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and the Temple of Zeus Tour

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Duration

4 hours

Availability

Daily

Group Type

Small-Group or Private

Small Group Tour: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday at 10 am

Private Tour: Daily, starting time can be customized

Tour Details

Mythology was born here, in Greece, and this tour will allow you to discover why. Let your imagination run wild as you ascend to the top of the Acropolis hill and learn about the myths and legends that surround the historical monument from your expert guide. Take a stroll around the Temple of Zeus -the place that allegedly hosted the battle between Athena and Poseidon- and round up your trip in the Acropolis museum, where the heritage of Greece is treasured. Join us and let the history unfold before your very eyes!

Tour Highlights
  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis; three of the most important historic sites in Athens, offer the perfect way to immerse yourself into the history and mythology of the region.
  • One of our brilliant archaeologists and licensed tour guides will share with you a plethora of fascinating facts about the world-famous Acropolis and the worshiping of gods in ancient Athens.
  • Why wait in line when you can get your skip-the-line tickets for the Acropolis from us at no extra charge?
  • Explore the Acropolis Museum, one of the most modern and impressive museums of the world
What to Expect

Your Athens Mythology tour will start from the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a truly spectacular monument that was designed to be the greatest temple of Greece. Expect knowledge, as well as more than a little flair from your guide, who will entertain you with stories of the adventurous birth and exploits of the father of the Olympian Gods.

Ascending to the Acropolis rock, you will find yourself in the Theatre of Dionysus, the site where the ancient theater was originated. From there, on you go to Asklepieion, where you will be regaled with stories of the healing secrets of the mythological Asclepius, punished by Zeus for his knowledge of supernatural remedies. As the path to the Acropolis unfolds before you, gaze in admiration at the Propylaea, the imposing marble gate of the hill, and listen to the tales of Athena Nike, the triumphant god worshiped by the people of Athens.

Next stop is the Parthenon, the center of western civilization, as described by many. From there, your expert tour guide will take you to Erechtheion, the temple on the north side of the Acropolis, dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon; legend has it this is where a battle between the two gods transpired.

Some of the most spectacular artifacts from ancient Greece are housed in the Acropolis Museum and it is there that your tour will come to an end. Your guide will not only show you around the many statues and artifacts, but they will also enhance your experience through the art of story-telling, narrating some of the most interesting, and even horrifying, stories surrounding them!

Optional upgrade (private tours only)

Your experience can be enriched with VR technology, allowing you to witness the awe-inspiring craftsmanship that inspired an entire civilization. Let great historical figures, such as Pericles and Solon, speak to you as you gaze upon the statues that once stood in front of you. Thanks to VR technology, you feel like you can reach out and touch the wonders of ancient Greece!

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Services of an exceptional licensed guide
  • A mythological tour to the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & Temple of Zeus
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites (we can pre-purchase skip the line tickets for you)
  • Virtual Reality Glasses (optional upgrade for private tours)

Know before you go: This is a tour with a licensed expert guide

  • As we want to offer the best service to our guests, we have carefully selected expert licensed guides to ensure the best experience possible. Our team consists of a group of young professionals of high-expertise in the fields of Archaeology, History or graduates of the official "Greek State School of Tour Guides". Hence, they are well-trained to share their knowledge with the public in an interesting and fun way. Their academic background works as a springboard immersing you to the wealth of Greek culture and holding your undivided attention for the whole duration of the tour. Despite the aforementioned assets though, it is their enthusiastic character and passion about their field of study that unquestionably guarantees you a memorable tour experience.
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