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Athens Legends: Gods and Myths Private Tour

  • Learn about Greek Gods and myths during a private half-day walking tour

  • Stroll Athens’s picturesque streets with an informative guide

  • Get to know the colorful markets where locals shop for spices and wares

Athens Legends: Gods and Myths Private Tour
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2PM PRIVATE Tour. Uncover the myths & legends that shaped Athens history on a private tour.
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10AM PRIVATE Tour. Uncover the myths & legends that shaped Athens history on a private tour.
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5PM PRIVATE Tour. Uncover the myths & legends that shaped Athens history on a private tour.
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Get an on-the-ground lesson in Greek history on this private walking tour. Explore the atmospheric streets of Athens while learning about the myths and legends of ancient Greece from an informative guide. Visit the Trilogy of Athens, learn about neoclassical architecture, stroll down the Sofokleous shopping strip and hear about Hermes, the God of Commerce, explore the colorful local spice market and more on this affordable half-day outing.

What to Expect
Discover the history and the myths of Ancient Athens on a private tour with a local guide. Admire the best places related to Greek Gods and hear the tales behind them. Get intriguing facts of the places you’ll see and hear great insights of the context in which these myths were created.

Start your local experience and meet your guide at the Trilogy of Athens, a complex of three elegant buildings representing the 12 Olympian Gods. Get an introduction to Ancient Greece and take a look at the jewels of Athenian neoclassical architecture. Marvel at the impressive elements and be amazed by the details.

Move on to the next stop, follow your private guide and wander around the bustling street of Sofokleous. Let your local host tell you everything about Hermes, the God of commerce which is known as the protector of humans. Ask about the tricks the used to play on other gods and how he fooled Apollo.

Make a stop at the Varvakios Market, a less known place, where locals love to go. Gaze at all the goodies on display and take in the delicious smells surrounding you. Listen to the legends of Artemis - the Goddess of hunting, Poseidon - the God of sea and Demeter, and the Goddess of Agriculture. Learn more about their lives and understand what really hides behind their stories.

Soak up the atmosphere of the streets and make a stop at a trendy bar, unknown among tourists. Enjoy an extraordinary story about Dionysus, the God of fertility and wine. Find out more about the how Dionysus taught the world how to cultivate grapevines to make wine while enjoying a glass of wine yourself. 

Then, head to Monastiraki Square, a vibrant neighborhood in the old town of Athens. Admire ‘Tower of the winds’, a marble clocktower found in Roman Agora, an area that was known as the hub and focus of ancient Athenian life. Discover the lesser-known monuments in the historical Plaka as your guide shares the legends that swirl around the Gods Aiolos, Apollo and Ares.

Your tour ends in one of Athens’ famous, scenic, tiny neighborhoods of Anafiotika. Stroll through its narrow fairytale streets and make a final stop for an amazing view of Acropolis. End your experience with the legend of Zeus and admire the breathtaking view. 

This is the plan: 

Meeting Point: Panepistimio metro station
Stop 1: Walk along the trilogy of buildings representing the Greek Gods and philosophers
Stop 2: Stroll along the former street of the stock market and hear the story of the God of commerce
Stop 3: Varvakious market
Stop 4: Head towards the colourful spice market
Stop 5: Take a break and enjoy a home-made juice at a hidden bar
Stop 6: Hear the story of God Hephaestus at the local flea market
Stop 7: Tower of Winds
Stop 8: Continue to the colourful area of Plaka for stories about the God of Art
Stop 9: Check out the skyline of Athens at Anafiotika and hear the legend of Zeus
Reviews (30)
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Reviewed 31 October 2018
mythological tour of Athens very entertaining and fun

This was a fabulous tour. Irini is warm, welcoming and engaging - a great story teller. We loved every minute of the tour and saw great sites around Athens. Irini took us to cool spots that we would not have found and gave us tips...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dreamer57140028580
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Great Day with a Great Guide!

Leonie brought the Greek mythological experience alive. She was incredibly well informed, extremely pleasant and was clearly passionate about the subject matter. She met my incessant questioning with patience, enthusiasm and - best of all - answers! The tour is a great way to tap...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank James C
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Great experience

First experience with 'withlocals' but really high quality guide. It was a totally different perspective we got to know. We could say what we liked. I really recommend this tour! Hope to meet Ariadne again!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chivie
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile
Great walking tour with Irini

Had an awesome time walking the streets of Athens with Irini as she educated us (family of 4 with teenagers) on all of the great stories from Athena's past. We definitely recommend having Irini as your guide, she is so friendly and knowledgeable it made...More

Thank BLec23
Reviewed 2 October 2018
Walk the streets of Athens with Greek Gods & Vicky

Athens is the home to many temples and many great Gods stories. And Vicky is a great story teller. Smart, full of facts which she blend into a magical 3 hours tour (our lasted nearly 4 hours). Gods, kings, philosophers and modern Athens fill Vicky's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elan_in_Samui
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appr 3 hrs, but you can tweak it to your taste
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8 July 2018|
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Hi, Thank you for reaching out to the Withlcoals Support Team. This tour is 3 hours. Cheers, Withlocals Support Team
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Hi, Thank you for reaching out to the Withlocals Support Team! This tour is 3 hours. Cheers, Withlocals Support Team
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