Astro-Mythology Tour in Athens

    Get ready for the ultimate astronomy tour in the heart of the Greek capital and learn all about the myths behind the stars! 

    The tour will start at the famous neighborhood of Plaka. Your kids will love hearing about the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon and the myths surrounding them. They will discover what connections mythology has with the stars and the legends about the origins of Athens.

    Eventually, the tour will end near the National Observatory located on Nymph Hill , which offers a breathtaking view of the city of Athens. While there, you will also have the opportunity to learn about constellations, navigation, time measurement, and other astrophysical secrets. 

    The highlight of your visit is when the sun sets and the stars come out in the Athenian sky. You’ll get the chance to observe the night sky through a telescope and see if you can spot the famous constellations you heard all about earlier on.

    Families should know

    • During the tour, you will have the opportunity to discuss various things related to the stars, the universe, and more.
    • The walking part of the activity in the city center of Athens takes about 75 minutes.
    Address: Athens, Greece

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    Kids will love

    • Exploring the mythology behind the constellations
    • Learn how to distinguish constellations
    • How they will be able to orientate themselves

    Parents will love

    • Watch with your children the stars
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    • Very interested in the Astro-mythology tour. We will be in Athens end of May thru early June. Will you be running th tour then? Any particular days you run the tour so we know how to plan our itinerary? What is the cost? There may just be 3 of us or possibly 8. Kind regards, Diana

      • Hello Diana! Thank you so much for your interest in our Astro-Mythology Tour. This is an amazing activity for families. You will definitely have a great time. Maria has already sent you an email with all info you need. Looking forward to your email. All the best.

    • Dear Sir/Madam

      Is this tour available the last week of July and what time is usually taking place? What would be the cost of three kids ages 10-12? They speak and understand Greek but their mother tongue is English.

      Best regards

      • Hello Eleni! Thank you so much for your interest in our Astro-mythology Tour. This is one of our favorite activities in Athens. You will definitely have a great time as a family. Maria has already sent you an email with all info you need. Looking forward to your email. All the best.


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