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