Olympians Unleashed: Mythology Tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

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Duration

4 hours

Availability

Daily

Group Type

Small-Group or Private

Small Group Tour: October – April (10 am): Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    &
May – September (8 am): Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

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 become a Greek god for the day, and ascend to the top of the Acropolis hill to learn about the myths and legends that surround the historical monument from your expert guide and unveil the divine formula that will help you get back to Mount Olympus. Round up your trip in the Acropolis museum, where the heritage of Greece is treasured and solve the riddles that will lead you to success. Join us and let the history unfold before your very eyes!

Tour Highlights
  • Guided tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
  • Services of a brilliant archaeologist and licensed tour guide
  • Greek mythology map to provide you with a wealth of additional information
  • Witty riddles, fun clues and engaging puzzles that will lead you back to Mount Olympus
What to Expect

Draw the name of the Greek god you will become for the day and let your whimsical adventure into the depths of Greek history and mythology begin. You goal is to find the divine formula that will allow you to return to Mount Olympus and reclaim your position of power through a series of fun clues and witty puzzles. While searching for magic combination, explore the archaeological site of the Acropolis Hill and let your licensed guide narrate myths and legendary tales regarding its imposing monuments.

Your ascend up the sacred hill will bring you to the Theater of Dionysus, considered to be the world’s first theater. Next, you will walk by the Asklepieion, Asklepius’ famous healing temple that allegedly caused him trouble with Zeus, and the papular Odeon of Herodus Atticus, still in operation after more than a thousand years of existence. Continue your trail to admire the imposing marble gate of the hill, also known as the Propylaea and hear stories about goddess Athena, the patron of the city, and her impressive temple perched on the rock close to the world-renowned Parthenon, one of the most significant examples of ancient Greek architectural engineering. Opposite of the Parthenon, you’ll see the Erechtheion standing tall with its Caryatids decorating its porch; this is where allegedly the battle between Athena and Poseidon took place in regard to the naming of the city.

Your tour around the premises of the Acropolis will be enhanced by the fascinating puzzles your tour guide will present you with; find the answers to the witty enigmas and follow the well-thought clues that are hidden in every step of the way to achieve triumph!

The amusement however, doesn’t end on the site of the Acropolis but continues to the contemporary Acropolis Museum, your next stop in this mythical adventure and the host of the most important findings the excavations of the Acropolis brought to light. Let your knowledgeable guide introduce you to the most momentous sculptures, artifacts and every-day items of ancient Greece, including the authentic Caryatids statues and the intricate metopes of the Parthenon. By the time your visit to the Acropolis Museum reaches its end, you will have put together the divine blueprint that will lead you back to your righteous place of power, your home at the peak of the highest mountain in Greece!

In just a few hours you will have gained a better understanding of Greek culture, history and mythology and the significant symbolism that lies under every ancient rock!

Optional Upgrade (private tours)

Enrich your experience with a special Acropolis 3D iPad and witness the architectural excellence of the Acropolis’ monuments and cultural sophistication of the ancient Greek world as they used to be during their peak back in the 5th century BC! Cost: 15€ per iPad.

Skip the Line Tickets – Escape the queues!

As an additional, free-of-charge service, we will pre-purchase your Acropolis tickets to ensure you do not wait in queues. We value your time!

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Services of an exceptional licensed guide
  • A 4-hour guided mythological tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
  • A personal Greek mythology map as a memento and a source of information
  • 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)
  • Transfers

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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