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Athens Acropolis tour

Acropolis Mythology
Private Walking Tour

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Duration:
2 Hours
Languages:
English, Ελληνικά
or Sign language (upon request)
Location:

Athens tour

Theme:
Culture
Mythology
History

The Parthenon, home to Goddess Athena, is the most significant ancient temple in Greece. What we today call mythology, ancient Greeks perceived as their religion and the true story of their origins. Each fascinating mythical story depicts their effort to explain and grasp incomprehensible to them natural forces. During this Athens Acropolis tour, we will uncover these beautiful stories that became the heart of their beliefs and try to get closer to the people that created them. At the same time, with the aid of 3D reconstruction and virtual reality, we will be able to see the buildings and the Acropolis Rock as they really were thousands of years ago!

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HIGHLIGHTS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT PRACTICAL INFO

 

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  • Athens mythology tour of the Acropolis
  • Athens mythology tour of the Acropolis
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1. Highlights 

 

  • Visit the sacred Rock of Acropolis and admire the oldest illusionistic building in the world, the Parthenon Temple!
  • Marvel at the long-lost colors, frescoes, statues and objects of the Acropolis Rock with the aid of 3D technology
  • Learn about the exciting contest over the naming of the city at the very spot it took place
  • Discover the role of mythology in Ancient Greek society and how it affected the lives of ancient Greeks

 

  • “This tour was fantastic! Visiting Acropolis can be a great experience by itself, but having a wonderful guide with you presenting the history of the buildings and the stories of the people takes it into another level! We found ourselves listening to every single word of our guide! We heard so many fascinating stories from mythology that led to the creation of those marvelous buildings on the Acropolis (there are more to see than the Parthenon on the hill)! The tablet with the 3D representation really made a difference! I had NO idea that the Parthenon and everything were so colorful! We could see ancient people walking next to us and were able to enter the interior of the Parthenon virtually. Highly recommend this Acropolis tour!”
    - Noah T, Australia
  • "Our guide, Michael, was amazing! He made the history of Acropolis fascinating and accessible! He was very knowledgable 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 lives of the people that left this marvelous legacy behind. Together, we will discover the cult of Athena, the Goddess that gave her name to the city, and how the beliefs of ancients Athenians were mirrored in their everyday life. Goddess Athena had many faces, each one having its roots in a beautiful myth. We 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. We will learn about the birth of Athena from Zeus’ forehead and its symbolism. We will listen to legends and mythical stories, such as the contest between Athena and Poseidon about the naming of the city. We 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; we will explore these stories, trying to understand the people and the society that constructed them. With the aid of 3D virtual and reconstruction technology, we will 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!

 

3. Practical Info

 

Duration: 2 hours
Language: English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Location: Acropolis of Athens
When:

Daily at 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 or 10:00
(this is a private tour so the starting time is flexible)

Price starts from:

43 Euro per person

Good to know:
  • This Acropolis tour is private
  • We recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen, and bring a bottle of water with you
What's included:
  • Services of our amazing storyteller and licensed guide
  • A tablet per two persons with 3D virtual and reconstruction technology
  • All taxes
Not included:
  • Entry fee tickets to the Acropolis (we can pre-purchase skip the line tickets for you)
  • Any food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

 

 

Athens acropolis mythology tour

 

Notes:

The meeting point for the Athens Acropolis tour is the Acropolis Metro station. Detailed meeting information will be sent to you upon booking.

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