Gods, Myths & Tales of Athens with your Family

Gods, Myths & Tales of Athens with your Family

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( 130 reviews ) star City tour Athens 1 - 8 watch_later 3 hours
  • Gain insight into Greek mythology
  • Hear the crazy tales of mythical gods
  • Enjoy a sweet bite of loukoumades
  • Fun activities & games along the way
  • Stroll through the city’s charming streets
  • 100% family friendly experience

You will meet here: Πανεπιστήμιο

What you can expect

Discover the history and the myths of Ancient Athens on a family friendly private tour with a local guide. Admire the best places related to Greek Gods and hear the tales behind them. Get intriguing & crazy facts about the places you’ll see and hear through entertaining stories the context in which these myths were created.

Your first encounter with the gods is 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. Through a series of fun questions, let's see if the kids remember the gods they'll discover!

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 he used to play on other gods and how he fooled Apollo. He was mischevious!

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 with a fun activity!

At Aghia Eirini Square, you and your kids will enjoy a famous sweet treat, the popular loukoumades! A glazed donut that will satisfy every sweet tooth.

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.

Stop at a local's favorite flea market, where I will tell you the interesting story of God Hephaestus. And for a spooky time, go to Ermou Street where you can find Kerameikos Cemetery, the most important cemetery of ancient Athens. Find out the hunted tales surrounding this place.

Throughout the whole experience, your local guide will keep your kid's energy up with fun games and a treasure hunt. And the place they will enjoy the most is the final stop of your private tour: Technopolis. This major cultural venue in Athens is amazing for both kids and adults, a big secure area with playgrounds, cafes, restaurants, art exhibitions, concerts, kids activities and much more! Let the kids explore while you receive final family approved recommendations from your local guide for the rest of your stay in Athens.

Friendly local tip: The Gazi neighborhood where Technopolis is located is also worth exploring. Do it after your experience or ask your local guide to add it to your personalized experience!

Get in touch with your local guide and let them customize your experience to fit your family's preferences.


This is the plan

Meeting Point
Start your tour at Panepistimio metro station, opposite the National Library of Greece
Stop 1
Walk along the trilogy of buildings representing the Greek Gods and philosophers of Greece
Stop 2
Stroll along the former street of the stock market and hear the story of the God of commerce.
Stop 3
Head towards the colourful and fragrant spice market
Stop 4
Aghia Eirini Square - enjoy the best local tasting in the city - Lukumades
Stop 5
Stroll past the must see Tower of Winds
Stop 6
Hear the story of God Hephaestus at the local flea market.
Stop 7
Ermou Street- Kerameikos Cemetery
Stop 8
Technopolis Gazi factory- a major cultural venue of Athens

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
Duration
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Πανεπιστήμιο
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
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about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
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  • With the host of
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  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.