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Athens Mythology Storytelling Walk

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    You can mention your preferred timeslot at the time of booking

  • Duration

    2 hours

Inclusions
  • Two - three professional storytellers
  • Professional tour leader
  • Tastings accompanying the stories
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Hear from professional storytellers as you taste authentic Greek items at stops along the way
  • Treat yourself to the joy and surprise of performance that comes with this unique live professional experience
  • See some of the most important areas of ancient Athens

Overview

Circle the Acropolis and see and hear Greek myths of Zeus being madly in love, Athena bearing gifts and Dionysus being drunk again! The three myths that you’ll hear are each foundational accounts, important not just to Athens but to the world.

While you explore these myths, you’ll be getting to see some of the most important areas of ancient Athens, with guides that know all the stories, ancient and modern, that go along them. Listen with your mouth, too – there are tastings to go along with the stories. You’ll also taste some honey, which, as you’ll find out, was Zeus’ baby food. On Dionysiou Areopagitou tour, the excesses will be minimal, but of course, we can’t talk about this happy god without raising a glass of red wine.

The last stop on the tour is at Mars Hill, from where there’s an outstanding close-up view of the Propylae of the Acropolis, the gateway to the Sacred Rock. This is the most fitting place possible to hear about goddess Athena, starting with her birth and covering the contest between this remarkable goddess of wisdom and her uncle, the god Poiseidon, for the patronage of the city that would, as a result of her victory, take her name and become Athens. Another treat that you’ll receive on this walk will be a small bottle of olive oil, a memento of the day you spent with the gods of Greece in the city that worshipped them for so long.

Know Your Guide:

Alternative Athens lets you explore local life and venture off the beaten path to discover the authentic side of Greece with their top-rated tours and experiences. Started in 2013 with just one aim: to show travelers the genuine side of Greece, away from easy tourist stereotypes, the local company with a global outlook has earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year since their inception. Private itineraries, fully customized and impeccably delivered! Based on your interests and you travel needs, Alternative Athens makes sure you enjoy every step you take and every little detail with tailor made tours.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    You can mention your preferred timeslot at the time of booking

  • Meeting Point

    Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Two - three professional storytellers
  • Professional tour leader
  • Tastings accompanying the stories
  • Food or drinks not mentioned in the tour's description
  • Hotel Transfers

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

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