Private tour

Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

From US$ 147.45 per person

Walk the footsteps of the Greek philosophers in Athens. Discover the philosophical movements that thrived in this land over 2500 years ago, as well as the fascinating Greek Mythology. Savor a delicious traditional Greek coffee with your passionate guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Private group


  • Walk around the most famous landmarks of Athens
  • Explore Greek mythology from a different perspective
  • Discover the beginning of philosophical thinking
  • Become a part of the Athenian life with a local
Full description
After meeting with your local guide outside Panepistimio Metro Station, begin your journey with the famous Trilogy of Athens, a work of the great architect, Theofilus Hansen. Admire stunning statues from famous 19th-century sculptors. While marveling at these miracles of architecture, take the opportunity to talk about two of the most famous philosophers of antiquity, Socrates and Plato. Discuss the god Apollo and goddess Athena, two gods totally different from one another but sharing many more commonalities than one may think. Afterwards, head to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens to discover the live of Epicurus and his philosophical school, known as the Garden. Walk down the most commercial street in Athens, Ermou Street, named after the god and merchant, Hermes. Take a chance to admire an 11th-century temple known as Kapnikarea and hear about Aristotle and his Lyceum philosophical school. Take a pitstop to enjoy a greek coffee at a cozy cafe in the Thissio area, taking advantage of the location to chat about Pre-Socratic philosophers. Next to the Ancient Agora, discover the place where Stoic philosophy was born in the Poikile Stoa. The next stop will be the Plaka area and Anafiotika, on the foot of the Acropolis with Cinic philosophers close by. While admiring the famous Tower of Winds, learn everything there is about Aiolos, the keeper of the winds. The tour will conclude on the Areopagus Hill with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and some more myths about the Olympian gods.
  • Expert tour guide
  • 1 Greek coffee or other traditional refreshment per person
  • All taxes and fees
  • Entrance fees to any point of interest
  • Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

Select participants and date



Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside Panepistimio Metro Station: Athens 106 79, Greece

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

It was one of the best guided experiences we had with my wife from all our trips. You will be walking throughout Athens and discuss philosophy and mythology with a highly knowledgeable, smiling and cool guide in the traditional way Ancient Greek philosophers used to do it. The active format makes the content feel light and enjoyable - we didn’t realize we had spent over four hours learning new things. Because Bianca (our guide) had such a broad knowledge, it felt very interactive. We felt comfortable asking anything about anything philosophy or mythology and we’d be sure to get an educated and clear answer in return. The walk is lovely and get you to see all the nicest place as well. It’s very nicely calibrated to be the right balance between walking and resting. We felt energized after the tour. It was refreshing and fulfilling - unlike some other tours we attended where you feel bored like a kid on a school bench. We highly recommend it.

Read more

January 6, 2022

Good concept to learn a lot about the great philosophers of Athens and the Greek world of glitter and myths in a suitable place, so to speak, in conversation.

October 25, 2020

Fascinating experience. we could walk through the Plato's Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum and discuss philosophy in a deep and open way. Prof Satasinos approached every topic with accuracy.Thanks professor Stasinos for that opportunity.

July 17, 2021

Organized by

Product ID: 251622