Through this small-group mythological tour of Athens, you will discover the living remnants of glorious Greek myths in a walk starting around the Acropolis. If you want to feel enchanted by the universal truths hidden in ancient Greek myths & the cultural impact they had in the development of human thought, this experience is ideal for you.
Ancient Greek mythology includes myriads of myths about the lives of gods and mortals, some being sweet and sensitive, others dark and mysterious. Since antiquity, the townspeople of Athens had created their own myths about the city and their gods, whom they worshiped in temples and through their rituals.
Our mythological tour of Athens starts around the sacred rock of the Acropolis, where you will discover that the ancient Greek mythology has left its traces in the most unexpected places.
Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and learn about the stories behind the King of gods. Wander the alleys of Plaka neighborhood, the oldest surviving part of modern Athens and discover hidden monuments and shrines where ancient Athenians used to worship their Gods. Having the founding myths of the city as a guide, you will become aware of the spiritual significance of the monuments of the Acropolis hill.
After making this mystical journey through time around the Acropolis, you will enjoy your coffee in a lovely traditional cafe.
You will then descend towards the ancient market, where glorious myths will follow you once more in the place that was the beating heart of the ancient city of Athens. You will make a stop at Areopagus (the Mars hill) which was the setting of the trial of the God Ares (Mars) for the murder of Alirrothios, the son of Poseidon. Your mythological tour continues at Mousson hill, where Athenian citizens gathered to make decisions about the issues of the city.
Finally, you find yourself standing on the most sacred avenue of ancient Athens, the Panathenaic Way where you will listen to the history and legends that accompany it.
The walk may be coming to an end, but the myths you heard will linger in your thoughts for a long time to come.