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There is probably no better place to start our historical journey of Athens then at the statue of Theseus, arguably the founding father of Athens hence the beginning of a great and wonderful legacy!

Theseus was a divine hero and the founder of Athens from Greek mythology who eventually was considered as a real person. In fact, Plutarch went so far as to write a biography about Theseus.

Theseus is sometimes described as the son of Aegeus, who was the King of Athens. He was raised by his mother, Aethra, and, upon discovering his connection to Aegeus, travels overland to Athens, having many adventures on the way.

The most famous legend about Theseus is his slaying of the Minotaur, half man and half bull. He then goes on to unite Attica under Athenian rule and is credited with building a palace on the fortress of the Acropolis

Plutarch‘s Life of Theseus makes use of varying accounts of the death of the Minotaur, Theseus’s escape, and his romantic involvement with and betrayal of Ariadne, daughter of King Minos.

The existence of Theseus as a real person has not been proven, but some scholars believe that he may have been alive during the Late Bronze Age, or possibly as a king in the 8th or 9th century BC. Regardless, the great adventures of Theseus live on today!

We leave from the statue of Theseus at 10 a.m. and hope to see you there. For further inquiries or bookings please feel free to do so free of charge through our website. Hope to see you soon!

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