Guided tour

Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

4.8 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Alternative Athens

Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

Activity provider: Alternative Athens

From US$ 69.85 per person

Take a family adventure that explores the true roots of Greek mythology. On this engaging activity tour, tour the stunning sights of the Acropolis (the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion) & the ancient Agora.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore world-renowned Athenian sites in a tour designed for families
  • See the one and only Acropolis and the ancient Agora from a mythological perspective
  • Learn about Greek gods and heroes and find out what lies behind these ancient myths
  • Have fun inside the ancient Agora with an interactive activity inspired by ancient legends
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the city
Full description
Get all your family involved in a tour exploring the magnificent "sacred Rock" of the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, the functioning heart of the ancient metropolis. Your guide will have plenty to tell you about the history and the legends of all the gods and heroes, such as the almighty Zeus, Athena (the goddess of wisdom), Poseidon (the god of the sea), Dionysus (the god of wine), and many more. Through timeless myths you will explore the theater of Dionysus, drama's first home; the resplendent Propylaea; the sacred Erechtheion; the Temple of Athena Nike, and of course, the magnificent Parthenon. All this will come alive in a way that keeps everyone's attention and interest, kids and parents alike. You will then continue to ancient Athens' marketplace, the Ancient Agora. Here you will discover the famed Temple of Hephaestus, decorated with depictions of the labors of Theseus and Hercules. Your family will also have a chance to retrace the steps of great thinkers such as Socrates and Plato, who used this space as a venue for spreading ideas and taking part in debates. This is where your guide will lead you in a group family activity that's based on the gods and heroes you've been hearing about, allowing your kids (and you!) to interact imaginatively with your very special surroundings. At the conclusion of your tour, you will take back home a piece of history you‘ll have created together as a family.
Includes
  • Wireless Tour Guide Systems will be provided. Receivers are thoroughly sanitized between use and all earpieces are single-use.
  • Licensed guide
  • Materials for the activity
  • Entry fees (payable on site)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Your meeting point is at the exit of the Acropolis metro station. Please follow the google map link. The closest metro station is ACROPOLIS. (red line). If you get there by metro (red line), follow the signs for the exit “Makriyani/Dionisiou Aeropagitou”. It might be busy, so look for the guide with an Alternative Athens Sign. In case you need anything you can reach us at +30 6951 518589.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Children between 12-18 need to present a valid identity card or passport to be entitled to free entry
  • Children under 5 are free of charge
  • Strollers and wheelchairs cannot be used throughout the tour (especially on the rock of the Acropolis)
  • Please bring extra money for the Acropolis entry tickets (€30/€15) (the local guide will pre-buy them for you so that you can skip the line)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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think my daughter was a little young (6) but she still got excited about Greek mythology and still talks about the stories. The tour of the acropolis/Parthenon was great—I wasn’t as sure about the agora. In all honesty, the biggest struggle is that it’s just so hot (even up to 35 degrees in June) which can be particularly challenging for a young child.

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June 27, 2022

Tour was excellent. Helen our guide was full of interesting stories… excellent knowledge. Really brought the gods to life. My son age 11 was a bit tired as we’d arrived day before so maybe I’d have been better arranging for later in our week . Nevertheless after the tour he was telling me about key things he found amazing so so e of it sank in.

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May 31, 2022

Great tour guide, speaks good English and was also able to cater to children

April 24, 2022

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