Guided tour

Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

4.7 / 5

55 reviews

Activity provider: Alternative Athens
Guided tour

Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

Activity provider: Alternative Athens

From US$ 71.27 per person

Enjoy a family adventure that explores the roots of Greek mythology with this guided walking tour of the Acropolis. Admire sights like the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Ancient Pnyx.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Explore top historical landmarks in Athens with a tour designed for families
  • See the Acropolis and the ancient Pnyx from a mythological perspective
  • Learn about Greek gods and heroes and find out what inspires these stories
  • Have fun inside the ancient Pnyx with an activity inspired by ancient legends
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the city
Full description

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, Goddess of Wisdom, Poseidon, God of the Sea, Dionysus, God of Wine and Theater, 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, perhaps the world's most iconic building. All this will come alive in a way that keeps everyone's attention and interest, kids and parents alike.

After you've discovered the secrets of the city's formidable hill, you'll take a short walk to reach ancient Pnyx, the birthplace of democracy, where all Athenians gathered to discuss all sorts of politics. There, you'll hear more mythical stories about Theseus and the Minotaur, Zeus' jealous wife, Hera and Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty. 

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. In the end, not only will you understand what made this city and its Gods immortal and legendary, but you'll also get to take back home a piece of history you'll create together as a family.

  • Licensed guide
  • Fun and educational activity material for kids
  • Entry fees (payable on site)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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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

4.7 /5

based on 55 reviews

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The tour was great for the most part. Our guide Vicki was wonderful/very knowledgeable. My 8 year old enjoyed the ruins, mythology & activity but walking up and down hills in the sun w/crowds was a lot. We had a much needed pit stop for lemonade. The Ancient agora at the end was not necessary.

March 28, 2023

Family of 5 with kids age 7, 10+11 who are big percy Jackson + greek mythology fans. There are so many tours to choose from but a family focused one was amazing. Our guide Helena had kids games, pictures, maps etc to keep them interested on the entire tour. It is SO hot in athens and hard for kids to pay attention on a big tour. Absolutely would recommend. Its pricey but once in lifetime experience which we wanted to make the best for the kids. Thank you

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March 28, 2023

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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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 223854