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Acropolis Hill and Acropolis Museum: Full Day Mythology Tour

Product ID: 157950
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Dive into the marvelous world of ancient Athens on a full day tour to all of the world-famous sights. Uncover stories from the Greek mythology throughout the visit.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See all the important landmarks in the city in one day such as the world-famous Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion
  • Learn all about the Greek gods and heroes, and the myths behind the sites
  • Visit one of the world's ten best museums (according to the National Geographic), the Acropolis Museum
  • Explore the Acropolis Museum through enjoyable fun activities, like solving riddles, and have an entertaining yet educational experience
  • Discover hidden spots rich in history, as well as ancient corners
Full description
Kick-off your ancient Athens mythology experience with a visit to the magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus, which was, and still is, the unofficial entry point to Athens. From there, your guide will take you all the way to the Theater of Dionysus then the magnificent Acropolis. In Acropolis, visit the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion, the Propylaia, and the marvelous Parthenon. Here, the most famous ancient myths come to life as your guide tells you stories of almighty Zeus, his daughter Athena (the goddess of wisdom and protector of Athens), Poseidon (the god of the sea), and Dionysus (the god of wine). Even more intriguing, you will also find out the truths behind the myths and why the Ancient Greeks created them. 

Continue to the Ancient Agora. Here is where democracy was born and where great philosophers including Socrates spoke about global truths. Learn about Theseus and the Minotaur, Hera (the ever-jealous wife of Zeus), and Aphrodite (the goddess of love and beauty). The next stop is the Ancient Cemetery of Keramikos, where myths of life and death will help you understand how Athens gained its reputation with immortal and legendary monuments. Spend free time getting lunch then continue to one of the world's most important museums, the Acropolis Museum. This is filled with a vast collection of beautiful objects from thousands of years ago and is world-famous for the stunning Parthenon Marbles. 

No ancient Athens experience is complete without meeting the people of Athens. You will be introduced to two Athenians from the city’s Golden Age, whose everyday lives you will explore as you move through the exhibits. Their personal stories are hidden in the artifacts that you will encounter at the museum. Your expert guide will lead the way, connecting the past to the present through a series of fun games and activities allowing you to learn all about Ancient Greek history and culture. By the time you finish this adventure, you will know what made this ancient city so special and you will understand the modern relevance of its crowning glory, the Acropolis. 
Includes
  • Expert, licensed guide trained in storytelling techniques
  • Ancient Athens map
  • Customized illustrated Acropolis postcard
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or drink
  • Entry fees; please be sure to bring money to purchase the tickets to the sites and museum

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note that entrance fees are not included in the price
• You will have a 1-hour break before visiting the Acropolis Museum for lunch
• It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat, and water
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 11 reviews
Review summary
Service
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Value for money
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Product ID: 157950