Athens: 3-Hour Gods, Myths & Legends w/ a Local

4.9 / 5

25 reviews

Athens: 3-Hour Gods, Myths & Legends w/ a Local

From $47.90 per person

Uncover the myths and legends that shaped Athens’s history on a private tour. Follow your local guide, stroll through the picturesque streets of the city and hear the tales of mythical gods.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Gain insight into Greek mythology
  • Hear the tales of mythical gods
  • Discover lesser-known monuments
  • Learn everything about ancient Greece
  • Stroll through the city’s charming streets
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of the Acropolis
Full description
Discover the history and the myths of ancient Athens on a private tour with a local guide. Admire the best places related to Greek gods and hear the tales behind them. Get intriguing facts of the places you’ll see and hear great insights of the context in which these myths were created. Start your local experience and meet your guide at the Trilogy of Athens, a complex of three elegant buildings representing the 12 Olympian gods. Get an introduction to ancient Greece and take a look at the jewels of Athenian neoclassical architecture. Marvel at the impressive elements and be amazed by the details. Move on to the next stop, follow your private guide and wander around the bustling street of Sofokleous. Let your local host tell you everything about Hermes, the god of commerce, which is known as the protector of humans. Ask about the tricks he used to play on the other gods and how he fooled Apollo. Make a stop at the Varvakios Market, a lesser-known place, where locals love to go. Gaze at all the goodies on display and take in the delicious smells surrounding you. Listen to the legends of Artemis, the goddess of hunting; Poseidon, the god of sea and Demeter, the goddess of agriculture. Learn more about their lives and understand what really hides behind their stories.
Includes
  • Private guide
  • 1 non-alcoholic drink
  • Extra Food and drinks
  • Pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Panepistimio metro station, Korai street exit at the small fountain.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5
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This was a good tour. It is a lot of walking. You got to see the back street that you would not know about if you went out on your own. It was fun learning about the different Gods and legends. We went through lots of sections of the city without realizing how far we had walked. the guide was very helpful on places to eat, the hot spots that we need to see before we leave Greece, beautiful neighborhoods, and what subway tickets are more beneficial.

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4 January 2020

Dimitrios was very helpful and knowledgeable about the topic and shared a lot of interesting facts and lores that brought the Greek legends to live. He also shared the historical significance of the many sites around historical Athens... highly recommended to go for a tour with Dimitrios... it was an excellent tour on Xmas for us!

26 December 2019

Very informative and educational.

My three children (15, 13, 11) and I took this tour with Myriam and found it quite educational. She discussed several buildings and their ties to Greek Mythology, she took us to some of the local markets along the way and discussed the buildings we passed and their significance in Athens, and then we wandered through some secluded and not well-known streets in the Acropolis region where we were able to get a different view of several historical sites. Myriam was knowledgeable and very informative of anything we asked. I would definitely do another tour with her!

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4 October 2018

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