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Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

1. Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies. Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well known attractions. Suitable for all ages, the tour will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Go to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, learn the functions of the Agora and visit the Temple of Hephaestus.

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Athens, Acropolis & Museum Tour without Tickets

2. Athens, Acropolis & Museum Tour without Tickets

On this comprehensive city tour you’ll see some of the most important landmarks and sights in the historical center of Athens. You’ll also tour the Acropolis, enjoying an in-depth guided tour of this World Heritage Site. The 5-hour tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where your guide will show you the archaeological finds that came to light during the construction of the metro. Head on to Parliament House and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. See the changing of the guard before continuing on to the National Garden of Athens and the beautiful neo-classical Zappeion Hall. In front of the hall, note the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch Tower. Enter the famous Plaka district, and continue on the beautiful pedestrian walkway of Dionyssiou Areopagitou to the Acropolis. Begin your ascent while taking in spectacular views of the city below. Your guide will provide a detailed account of the monuments of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, Erechteion, Propylaia, and the Nike Temple. Learn about surrounding landmarks, such as the Dionysus Sanctuary, Philopappos Hill, Mars Hill, and the Ancient Agora. The tours ends at the New Acropolis Museum, where you’ll have a chance to see some of the more than 4,000 magnificent objects that were unearthed during the excavation of the site.

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Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

3. Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

Follow your expert guide to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Continue past the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, Athens Academy, the university, the National Library and Constitution Square. At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens such as the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion and the Parthenon. Continue and visit the New Acropolis Museum before enjoying lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, drive along the coastal road past the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, to see the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon. On the way, enjoy a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, have time to leisurely walk on the rocky promontory of Sounion.

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Ancient Athens for Kids: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

4. Ancient Athens for Kids: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

Start at Hadrian's Gate and see the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Enter the Plaka district and learn what life was like for children in ancient times. Walk to Pnyx Hill, where Pericles, Aristides and other politicians of the day would address the crowds. Explore the traditional neighborhood of Thissio at the foot of the Acropolis and arrive at the Temple of Hephaestus. Enjoy a beverage and familiarize yourself with the 12 gods of Olympus. Enter the Monastiraki district, and then take the metro to Syntagma Square. Continue to Zappeion Hall, the National Gardens and the Panathenaic Stadium, where your kids will be given awards as the ancient Olympians were.

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Athens: Private 4-Hour Tour with Acropolis and Old Town

5. Athens: Private 4-Hour Tour with Acropolis and Old Town

Embark on a search for the traces of the ancient Greeks and explore the most important buildings of the Greek capital on this walking tour through Athens. Visit the famous Acropolis with the Parthenon, a true wonder of architectural engineering. See the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Pnyx, the birthplace of democracy, and the Areopagus. Enjoy walking through the beautiful streets in the old town. Take a look at the Roman Agora, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Tower of the Winds, and Hadrian’s Library. In the old town you will explore Plaka, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Athens, as well as Monastiraki, the popular shopping districts in Athens. There you can sample Souvlaki (Greek kebabs) – the favorite food of the Greeks – before walking on to Metropolitan Square.

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Athens: 4-Hour Mythological Walking Tour

6. Athens: 4-Hour Mythological Walking Tour

Ancient Greek mythology includes myriads of myths about the lives of gods and mortals. Since antiquity, the townspeople of Athens have created their own myths about the city and their gods, whom they worshiped in temples and through their rituals. Start your Athens Mythology Tour from the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the wondrous monument that was designed to be the largest temple in Greece. Your erudite and charismatic guide will be your personal storyteller as you learn about the adventurous birth and life tales of the father of 12 Olympian gods. Ascend to the slopes of the Acropolis rock, finding yourself at the Theater of Dionysus, the place where ancient theater was glorified. Passing by the Asklepieion, listen to the healing secrets of Asclepius, the mythological figure who was punished by Zeus for his supernatural remedies. Your path to Acropolis will soon unfold before you; stand in awe at the Propylaea, the impressive marble gate of the hill, and learn the stories of Athena Nike, the victorious deity worshiped by the Athenians. Parthenon, the monument that encapsulates the principals and values of western civilisation is your next stop, where mythology was put under the service of the city of Athens. Continue by visiting the Erechtheion, the cult temple of Athena, and the actual place where according to ancient Athenians, the battle of Athena and Poseidon took place. Acropolis Museum hosts some of the most impressive artefacts of the ancient Greek world, therefore your journey will take you there where your guide will show you statues and artefacts connected to some of the most loving and horrifying stories.

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Athens Mystery Tour on Electric Trikke Bikes

7. Athens Mystery Tour on Electric Trikke Bikes

A Greek historian claimed to create a map of Athens which presents the important elements of 2,500 years of ancient Greek history. This map gives you the ability to perceive and discover important aspects of the ancient city. The secrets are well hidden in various parts of the city. On your team’s Trikke vehicle there is a mystery box that will help you recover the ancient Greek history. The Mystery Tour is suitable for families, groups of friends, as well as corporate groups for team building activities. The real winner of the Mystery Tour is not the fastest team but the team most enjoying their solution to riddles. Learn the origins of Western Civilization in a fun and memorable way. 

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Athens: Temple of Olympian Zeus Self-Guided Virtual Tour

8. Athens: Temple of Olympian Zeus Self-Guided Virtual Tour

Travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch. Experience the Temple of Olympian Zeus with an engaging and informative self-guided virtual tour from your PC, or smartphone browser. Learn historical facts and discover unknown stories, and tales of ancient and modern times. Gain valuable insights into the history and myths of Ancient Athens. Immerse yourself in the surroundings in an entirely innovative way.

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What people are saying about Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 541 reviews

So glad we did this! I will say that I was a bit confused about the fact that this didn't include tickets. I wasn't sure if we should try to buy them beforehand or not. But the tour started at a smaller site so it was super quick to buy tickets. The tickets needed are the ones for multiple sites for €30. Once the tour got started, our guide was informative and entertaining. She clearly knows her information and you can tell that she enjoys her job. I highly recommend this tour!

Kimon was an excellent French-speaking guide, very knowledgeable and captivating. The tour itself was comprehensive, with free time included as well. Moreover, Kimon stayed available at the end for all additional questions. Highly recommended.

The tour was very informative and moved at a good pace. They give you ear buds to wear so you can hear to guide and social distance. They gave us a good amount of time at each stop to explore and take pictures.

Our guide Helen was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable and funny. The tour was very organized. I left very intrigued to learn more Greek Mythology. Wouldn’t have had the same experience without her guidance

A great way to learn more about the mythology attached to key ancient monuments in Athens