If you love Greek Mythology and want to learn more about it during your next vacation in Greece, these mythological tours of Athens are the perfect experience!
Athens Mythology Tours
Athens is considered by many to have been the cultural heart of Ancient Greece. It’s the home of the Acropolis and Parthenon. Birthplace of democracy, and centre of philosophy. It’s influence can still be felt even today.
What we currently term as Greek Mythology was intricately entwined in ancient Greek culture. The Greek Gods and Goddesses played an important role in the everyday lives of Ancient Greeks, helping them to explain the world around them.
Many of the Greek myths concern Athens themselves, from stories of how Athens was named to legends of great heroes performing mighty deeds. In order to understand Ancient Athens, you need to understand the connected myths and legends. This selection of the best mythological tours of Athens helps you do just that, and adds an extra dimension to your vacation in Greece.
Percy Jackson Half Day Mythology Tour of Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
There are many tours of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum in Athens. There’s nothing quite like our Percy Jackson half day mythology tour though! Uniquely designed with fans of the Percy Jackson books and Greek Mythology in mind, they are suitable for families with young kids as well as adults who want to experience something different.
A qualified guide will lead you through the Acropolis complex, explaining not only the different areas of the site, but also the myths and stories associated with it. Families with kids love this mythological tour of the Acropolis, as their kids imaginations get really fired up! They can easily picture not only Ancient Athens but also the Gods and Goddesses themselves thanks to our engaging guides enthusiasm.
This is then carried over to the Acropolis Museum part of the tour. We all know that kids might find museums a little boring, but not on this tour! They will discover that the white statues were actually painted all sorts of different colours, learn even more stories, and even see a Sorcerers Ball!
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Percy Jackson Temple of Poseidon Tour – Sounion Trip From Athens
This afternoon mythological tour of Athens will take you out of the city, and along the Athens Riviera. Your destination is Cape Sounion, and the magnificent Temple of Poseidon.
Readers of the Percy Jackson books will know that Poseidon was Percy’s father, and will have a special interest in visiting here! Positioned on a cape overlooking the sea, the temple is over two thousand years old. Its origins are said to stretch back even further in time.
During this afternoon mythological tour from Athens, you will have the chance to see the coastline, perhaps take a quick swim, and then be shown around the site itself. Our Percy Jackson guide will explain the history behind the Temple of Poseidon, as well as the many Greek myths and legends attached to it. Did you know that the Temple of Poseidon may form one part of a Sacred Triangle in Greece?
The mythological tour culminates as the sun slowly sinks into the sea. It’s often acknowledged as one of the best sunsets in Greece due to the setting. Watching, it’s easy to understand why the Ancient Greeks thought this area connected them with the Gods. A perfect position for Poseidon, God of the Sea!
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Athens Full Day Mythology Tour: Acropolis and Museum + Temple of Poseidon at Sounion
Our full day mythological tour of Athens combines both tours mentioned above. In the morning, you will visit the Acropolis and Acropolis museum. Lunch can be taken either in Athens itself or along the Athens Riviera. There’s time for swimming, and then finally the tour of the Temple of Posiedon at Sounion and the fabulous sunset.
This full day mythological tour of Athens is ideal for families who only have one full day in Athens. After, you can set off for some island sun, or continue the Greek Mythology experience elsewhere in Greece.
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