Private Mythology Tour of Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

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Greeking.me

Greeking.me is a creative travel company that takes groups of travelers on highly customized experiences with knowledgeable & fun field experts. Our services include themed and tailor-made tours around Greece, unforgettable culinary experiences like Greek cooking classes, wine tastings and food tours, family-friendly workshops & more.

  • 4 Hours
  • Daily
  • Private Tour

Discover the myths inherited to the world from the ancient Greek civilization; stories of conquest, magical beasts, hideous crimes, betrayals, and heroism are about to be revealed on a 4-hour walking tour to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.

Explore the history and architecture of ancient Athens in all its glory through an amazing private mythology tour of the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum. Get ready to admire the masterpieces of the Golden Age and the amazing Parthenon! Complete your experience with a historical tour of the impressive Acropolis Museum to discover unique exhibitions and original artifacts from the Acropolis that date back to more than 2.500 years ago. A fascinating journey into the myths and secrets of antiquity is about to begin!

Highlights

  • Exceptional archaeologist and licensed tourist guide
  • Ideal for first time visitors
  • Fascinating narrative around Greek mythology
  • Hotel-pick up on foot

Locations

  • The Theater of Dionysus
  • The Parthenon
  • The Areopagus
  • The Propylaea and the Temple of Athena Nike
  • The Erechtheion
  • The Acropolis Museum and the world-famous Caryatids

What you can expect?

Ascend to the slopes of the Acropolis rock, finding yourself at the Theater of Dionysus, the place where ancient theater got glorified. Passing by the Asklepieion, listen to the healing secrets of Asclepius, the mythological figure who was punished by Zeus for his supernatural remedies. Your path to Acropolis will soon unfold before you; stand in awe at the Propylaea, the impressive marble gate of the hill, and learn the stories of Athena Nike, the victorious deity worshiped by the Athenians. Parthenon, the monument that encapsulates the principals and values of western civilization is your next stop, where mythology was put under the service of the city of Athens. Continue by visiting the Erechtheion, the cult temple of Athena, and the actual place where according to ancient Athenians, the battle of Athena and Poseidon took place.

The Acropolis Museum, home to some of the most impressive artifacts of the ancient Greek world, will be your next destination. Your guide will show you statues, artifacts and every-day items connected to some of the most intriguing stories of the ancient Greek life. Capture the beauty of the Caryatids, the beautiful maidens that supported the porch of the Erechtheion temple, and find yourselves in the Parthenon gallery to admire the wonderful metopes -each one featuring a different mythological scene.

A truly enlightening experience that will reveal the hidden symbolism of ancient Greek mythology, this tour will be the highlight of your Athens exploration!

Skip the Line Tickets - Escape the queues!

As an additional, free-of-charge service, we will pre-purchase your Acropolis tickets to ensure that you do not wait in queues. We value your time!

Optional Upgrade

Enrich your experience with a special Acropolis 3D iPad!  See with your own eyes the craftsmanship and vision that inspired a civilization and admire the monuments of the Acropolis hill in all their former glory. Prepare yourselves for a time travel back to the 5th century BC! Cost: 15€ per iPad.

We enjoy travelling | We remain safe

  • Our tours are always private or have a maximum capacity of 8 persons
  • Our vehicles are sanitized daily and our transportation is private-only
  • Our guides and drivers are always conscious and provide our guests with masks and sanitizers
  • We encourage the exploration of outdoor sites, monuments and natural landscapes
  • We prefer boutique accommodations that follow all safety protocols
  • We believe in a slow and sustainable way of travel that respects the environment & the local communities

Price Includes

  • A private guided tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.
  • Services of an exceptional licensed guide.
  • All taxes and VAT.

Price Excludes

  • Acropolis and Acropolis Museum entrance fees (we can pre-purchase skip the line tickets for you)

Know before you go: This is a tour with a licensed expert guide

As we want to offer the best service to our guests, we have carefully selected expert licensed guides to ensure the best experience possible. Our team consists of a group of young professionals of high-expertise in the fields of Archaeology, History or graduates of the official “Greek State School of Tour Guides”. Hence, they are well-trained to share their knowledge with the public in an interesting and fun way. Their academic background works as a springboard immersing you into the wealth of Greek culture and holding your undivided attention for the whole duration of the tour. Despite the aforementioned assets though, it is their enthusiastic character and passion about their field of study that unquestionably guarantees you a memorable tour experience.

What is the spoken language?

The spoken language is English, Spanish, German or French.

What should I bring with me?

Prepare yourself for an exciting experience & bring along your camera so you can capture the best views of the Acropolis.

Can you pick us up from our hotel?

A pick-up from your hotel can be arranged, if it is located in downtown Athens. Please send us an inquiry.

Is it difficult for older people to follow the group?

Not at all! The tour is private and totally customised to your needs. You will be assigned an excellent, flexible guide and the walk will take place at a moderate pace so it will be a pleasant experience for everyone. We will also make several stops to admire and discuss the fascinating monuments and sites along our way.

Is it child friendly?

Very much! Our expert family-friendly guide will provide fascinating info & easy to understand stories about the Acropolis and the greek mythology, that will make this tour an unforgettable experience for your little ones! For families, we also recommend our amazing Acropolis for families tour.

What are the acceptable payment methods?

All services booked through the website of Greeking.me are paid via PayPal or credit card. Once you make your payment, we will issue a voucher & send it to you via email. Please bring it with you on the day of the tour, as proof of purchase.

What happens in case of rain?

Fortunately the weather in Greece is mild and warm for most of the year. In case of rain, though, you will be timely notified about any changes to your scheduled walk.

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