Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens
Mythology

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens Mythology

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.

...
Athens: Temple of Olympian Zeus E-Ticket and Audio Tour

2. Athens: Temple of Olympian Zeus E-Ticket and Audio Tour

Step inside one of the most potent landmarks of Greece and enjoy a unique experience provided by a pre-booked e-ticket combined with a digital audio tour on your smartphone. As you approach the Great Propylon, freshen up your Greek Mythology and listen to the story of the Great Deluge, the divine wrath that fell upon humankind on a day when Zeus felt kind of stormy. Weave through the enormous 17-meter pillars and go on a riotous journey back in time to learn about the turbulent 700-year history of the construction of the temple and its fate throughout the centuries. At the same time, this is a gripping coming-of-age story of the city itself as it is rolled into a brilliantly tied narrative. Among many other stories, you will learn about the gory bloodbath upon which the city was founded by legendary Theseus. Hear about the attempts of an Athenian tyrant and a Roman emperor to juxtapose their rule over men to the celestial power of Zeus. Listen to the tale of the ferocious thunderstorm that brought about terrible damage to the temple. Learn about the premonitions of imminent disaster among the locals in 19th-century Athens. Finally, you will end your tour at close proximity to the temple, where you will discover the relics of an ancient bathhouse and learn about the rejuvenating benefits of public baths.

...
Athens: 4-Hour Mythological Walking Tour

3. 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.

...
Athens: Full-Day Private Tour by Limo-Minivan

4. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour by Limo-Minivan

Start your tour at the Acropolis hill, where you can see the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena, Nike, and Propylaea, and glimpse the famous Parthenon. From the top of Acropolis hill, marvel at the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Areopagus. Move on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. See the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic games of the modern era were held in 1896. Witness the Evzones changing of the guards at the Presidential Palace. Visit the Athens Trilogy of Culture: the National Library of Greece, the Athens University, and the Academy, and see the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Houses of Parliament, Constitution Square, and enjoy a panorama of the city from Lycabettus hill. Drive through modern Athens and stop at Hermou street, the old city Plaka and Flea Market for traditional Greek delicacies, and grab something to drink. If time permits, visit some additional sites such as Hefestus Temple, Kerameikos, Greek & Roman Agora, and Socrates Prison. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the New Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum to complete your experience.

...
Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

5. Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

Discover the highlights of Athens on this family-friendly tour as you see sights like the acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, Prime Minister’s residence, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Journey through the Greek Riviera on the way to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Be picked up from you accommodation in Athens or Pireas in an air-conditioned Mercedes and head to the Acropolis. See the Parthenon that was dedicated to the goddess Athena at Parthenos and the entrance to the sacred area at Propylea. View the columns of the 420 BC temple of Athena and Nike. Stroll pass the Erechtheion with its maidens statues, the Roman theater of Odeon of Herodus Atticus, and an ancient Greek Theatre of Dionysus. Step into Greek mythology as you see the Hill of Ares where the god Ares is said to have had a trial. Visit the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Drive by the Prime Minister’s residence at Maximou Mansion which was the former royal palace. Continue past the House of Parliament and stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guard. Head up to the highest point of in Athens at Lycabettus Hill to capture pictures of panoramic city views. Get out of the city on a scenic coastal road through the Greek Riviera. Travel through some of Athens’ suburbs and resort areas like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Lagonisi on your way to the stunning coastal temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Have the option to stop to purchase lunch or have a coffee break on the waterfront. Return to your accommodation in Athens.

...
Athens: Full-Day Private Tour with Personal Driver

6. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour with Personal Driver

Visit the most important sites of Athens on a city tour and learn from your personal driver who has deep knowledge of local history and knows all the information you want to hear. Enjoy an intimate Athens tour customized to the needs and interests of your group. After getting picked up in a private luxury vehicle, your sightseeing in Athens will start with the hill of the Acropolis of Athens. On the historical hill, get the opportunity to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum, and the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena. Afterward, head towards the Temple of Zeus by way of Hadrian’s Arch. From there you’ll visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Then, driving alongside the National Garden, witness the changing of the guard (Evzones) in front of the old palace (now the parliament house), above the central square of Athens. Get driven to Panepistimiou Street, one of the most historical streets of Athens, where you will see numerous neoclassical buildings still standing and dating back to the late 19th century. Spot the architectural trilogy of Athens: the National Library of Greece, the University of Athens, and the Academy of Athens. Then, moving into the historical center of the city, drive up the highest hill of Athens, Lycabettus Hill, where you’ll have the best panoramic view of the city, from the hill of the Acropolis of Athens to the Aegean Sea. You will be feeling hungry by now, so take a lunch break at a Greek traditional tavern with authentic Greek dishes (costs not included). After lunch, visit the two historically old neighborhoods of Athens, Plaka and Monastiraki, where the famous Andrianou Street is located. Visit a local flea market (shopping area) where you will also get to see the Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds. Don’t miss the Ancient Greek Agora, considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and free speech. In the Ancient Agora of Athens, stop at the Temple of Hephaestus, the best-preserved temple in Greece still sanding largely as it was originally built, and at a small museum housed under the Portico of Attalos. Eventually, you'll get to the New Acropolis Museum, a brand new museum opened in 2009 to host all the findings that have been excavated on the hill of the acropolis and its slopes. This museum is considered one of the best in the world.

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

7. 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.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

Want to discover all there is to do in Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

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