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Young Olympians:
Mythology Family Adventure in Athens

Young Olympians:
Mythology Family Adventure in Athens

Young Olympians:
Mythology Family Adventure in Athens

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Duration:
6 Hours
Languages:
English, Ελληνικά
Location:

Athens tour

Theme:
Mythology
History
Kid friendly activities
Local vibes

Discover the Acropolis and the highlights of Athens in 6 hours through the art of storytelling. Travel back in time through fascinating tales from Greek Mythology, at the very places the stories took place! This specially designed tour is intended for families with young children who wish to explore the best of Athens in a single day. The exciting narrative and the interactive activities will keep the children engaged while allowing the parents the opportunity to enjoy the sights and the history of Athens.

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HIGHLIGHTS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT PRACTICAL INFO

 

  • Family mythology tour in Athens
  • The Caryatids of Erechtheion
  • tourists during a tour in front of the Parthenon
  • Plaka family tour
  • Experiencing Athens with kids
  • Athens tour for families

1. Highlights 

 

  • All the best landmarks of Athens. From the marvelous Acropolis and the Parthenon to the picturesque Plaka and the Panathenaic Stadium.
  • Fascinating myths connected to the monuments.
  • Getting insider views and information of Athens' landmarks and alleys.

 

  • "Our guided tour of the Acropolis with Poppy from Greek Travellers was exceptional. We did the tour with our teenage daughters and with their grandmother. Poppy could talk to young and old alike. She was extremely knowledgeable and delivered the information in a way that was informative but very entertaining. 100% recommendable and worth every cent."
    - Elisenda, TripaDvisor

2. What you can expect

After meeting with your family-friendly guide, you will start your tour from the Acropolis and the great Parthenon. The tour will focus on Greek mythology and the epic tales connected to the monuments located on the Acropolis Hill. 

 

Learn about the birth of Athena from Zeus’ forehead and its symbolism. Listen to legends and mythical stories, such as the contest between Athena and Poseidon about the naming of the city. See also the holy tree of Athena next to Erechtheion and hear rattling stories of great heroes and giants.

 

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)!

 

Moving on from the Acropolis, you will take a storytelling walk through picturesque neighborhoods, like Plaka, Anafiotika and Monastiraki. The interactive narrative of your guide will keep your children engaged and make the tour fun and enjoyable for everyone! 

 

The Messenger God, Hermes, will show the way toward Psyri neighborhood and Goddess Athena will be your guide as you taste her favorite fruit, the olives! Visit a family-run deli to taste the amazing Greek olive oil and discover how it is connected to the goddess of wisdom. Bonus taste: a rare variety of Greek honey! You will then visit the Central Market of Athens and try various products of Greece while listening to exciting myths connecting to them.

 

Finally, after the adventurous walk in the neighborhoods of Athens, it is time for the whole family to hop on the private minivan and discover the rest of Athens' highlights from the comfort of the car. When you feel like it, you can hop off the car to see something up close and take photos. You will be enjoying the views of Athens while your expert guide shares the basic history and myths of the landmarks you come across.

 

Landmarks and places of interest

  • Acropolis Hill (Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike)
  • Ancient Theatre of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Rock of Areopagus (Areopagus Hill)
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus, Arch of Hadrian
  • Gate of Athena Archigetis, Tower of Winds
  • Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
  • Plaka, Anafiotika
  • Dionysiou Areopagitou Street
  • Greek Parliament House, Syntagma Square
  • Presidential Guard and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Athens Central Market

 

Suggested Itinerary

  • 08.30 - 10.30: Acropolis Mythology Tour
  • 10.30 - 12.30: Mythology Storytelling Walk (Plaka, Anafiotika, Monastiraki)
  • 12.30 - 14.30: Highlights of Athens with a private minivan

 

3. Practical Info

 

Duration: 6 hours
Language: English, Ελληνικά
Location: Athens
When:

Daily, upon request

Recommended starting time: 8.30 am

Price:

Starting from €640

Good to know:
  • This family-friendly mythology 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 excellent, family-friendly guide
  • Professional driver
  • Private car (minivan)
  • Greek honey and Greek olive oil food tastings
  • Pistachio of Aegina and Greek raisins food tastings
  • Civil liability insurance
  • VAT and local taxes
Not included:
  • Entry fees to the Acropolis
    - General admission €20
    - Reduced admission €10
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Note: We can pre-purchase the Acropolis tickets for you and add them to the cost so that you skip the line at the ticket office.

Optional add-On:
  • Acropolis 3D iPads: Admire the magnificent Acropolis as it was in the past (cost: 20€ per iPad)

 

 

kid friendly athens tour

 

Notes:

The meeting point for this family-friendly tour of Athens is near the Acropolis or the lobby of your hotel. Detailed meeting information will be sent to you upon booking.

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