- “Everyone goes to see the Acropolis, and everyone should take advantage of this wonderful tour service. Our tour guide was Sotiris, an incredibly knowledgeable, funny, and engaging guide. Sotiris was so much fun to tour the acropolis with. His ability to weave hilarious personal anecdotes with the amazing history of the Acropolis was something to behold. It was a wonderful experience that we highly recommend."
- Valerie B, TripAdvisor
- "Our guide, Michael, was amazing! He made the history of Acropolis fascinating and accessible! He was very knowledgeable and the volume of the information he shared with us was just right. This was the second time I've been to Athens and the Acropolis, but the first time I joined an Acropolis tour. The difference is remarkable! Highly recommended!
- Jennifer A, Boston
- My three kids loved this acropolis tour! They were thrilled with the stories from Greek mythology with goddess Athena, Poseidon, Zeus and the others. I had no idea that history is so much connected with mythology. I also enjoyed this tour very much and I would recommend it to all families visiting Athens. Thank you Eleni for such a wonderful time!
- Keeley G, London
2. What you can expect
The Parthenon is one of the most famous and recognizable buildings in the world and the oldest illusionistic building of all time. Designed as a testimony to Athenian greatness, it has been perceived as a focal point to the history of Western civilization and a symbol of Democracy! It was then and still is considered to be the finest example of a Doric temple ever built!
This Athens Acropolis tour focuses less on archaeological and architectural details and more on the mythology, the beliefs and the lives of the people that left this marvelous legacy behind. Together with your expert guide, you will discover the cult of Athena, the Goddess that gave her name to the city, and how the beliefs of ancient Athenians were mirrored in their everyday life. Goddess Athena had many faces, each one having its roots in a beautiful myth. You will discover those faces, trying to understand the society that conceived them and the real-life events hidden behind them.
This Acropolis tour allows you to discover stories from Greek mythology and the true meaning for the people that created them. You will learn about the birth of Athena from Zeus’ forehead and its symbolism. You will listen to legends and mythical stories, such as the contest between Athena and Poseidon about the naming of the city. You will see the holy tree of Athena next to Erechtheion and hear rattling stories of great heroes and giants.
Each building on the Acropolis has a magnificent story to tell; you will explore these stories, trying to understand the people and the society that constructed them. With the aid of 3D virtual and reconstruction technology, you can also have the chance to see the Acropolis Hill and its buildings as they really looked like thousands of years ago and walk through doors and rooms otherwise locked or lost forever (optional add-on)!