• [email protected]
  • GR Tel: +30 211 182 3849
  • 21 Aeschylou Street
    192 00
    Eleusis, Attica, Greece

The pleasure and beauty of Greece
are unbounded like the ocean.

Let us be your Mentor on this journey.

Greece is a country full of unexplored corners and thrilling mysteries. It is a canvas on which we trace pictures that reveal the true essence of what it feels like to live in a place that is ever changing without losing its connection to an invigorating past. It is defined by a network of narratives that accompany us as we wander the alleys, hills, islands, towns and monuments for that particular detail that brings them to life. It offers a communal experience, whereby individuals with a unique perspective reveal the unexpected. A country that inspires a series of recreational and educational activities that encourage spectators to participate in a collaborative survey of seminal past experiences. Greece is a journey through history and mythology in the company of storytellers, queens, philosophers, and tragedians.

Traveling to Greece feels like traveling to an ancestral homeland; a journey in which a quest for our identity is fulfilled. Hence, we invite you to seize the opportunity and treat yourself to a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This is Athens Travel Guide logo

A This is Athens Collaboration

Mentor, in collaboration with the official city guide of the Municipality of Athens “This is Athens”, Aegean Airlines, Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” and Mastercard, designed experience-focused tours with an emphasis on Greek philosophy and mythology, aimed at a pioneering insight into the city of Athens, exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.

In the same context, we created the following series of innovative cultural routes, which allows participants to get acquainted with Greek culture and the history of Athens and Greece under the guidance of experienced academics and renowned artists.

The cultural routes

As you set out for Greece, hope your route is full of adventure, full of discovery.

The Eleusinian Mysteries

Many are the mysteries of ancient Greece (Was Helen of Troy really that gorgeous? How could Oedipus sleep with his mother?) but none is greater or more beautiful than the Mysteries of Demeter. This tour will take participants all the way to Eleusis and introduce them to the history and otherworldly allure of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Route details

Under the Stars of Athens

The ancient Greeks were masterful storytellers. We can read about the adventures of their gods and heroes in cheap paperbacks, but there is another sublime book where these stories unfold through the ages. This exclusive experience allows participants to visit the National Observatory, where experts will teach them how to “read” the ancient myths on the starry sky of Athens.

Route details

From marble to cement

Eleusis is a fragrance of fresh cement and shades of gasoline…or so you think until the fresh sea breeze and the beauty of its stories create an incredible sense of wonder that overwhelms your senses.

Route details

The Survivor

In Athens every corner holds a surprise! In this two-hour walking tour, you will explore an off the beaten track trail in the heart of the city and discover a neighborhood inspired by the architecture of the Cyclades, imperial churches, ancient ruins, and countless spots totally suited to that perfect Instagram picture.

Route details

Plato’s Symposium

An exploration of the mysteries of “Eros” during a modern “symposium”. This unique experience invites participants to delve into the creative world of ancient Greek philosophers (Plato and Aristotle), and enjoy an unforgettable interactive professional performance inspired by The Symposium, one of Plato’s seminal works.

Route details

Hans Christian Andersen in Athens

The famous fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen visited Athens in the spring of 1841 and recorded his impressions of the Greek capital and its people. Follow in the footsteps of the prolific Danish author and uncover a city that doesn’t have snow queens or little mermaids but it sure abounds in incredible true stories.

Route details

The birth of Eleusis

We tend to imagine Eleusis as a city made up for sadness. However, get your hands on the raw materials of this place and you know you have discovered something you won’t easily forget.

Route details

King Otto’s Athens

How did Athens become the capital of Greece? Who is responsible for the bustle and hustle (a.k.a. creative chaos) of modern Athens? King Otto and Queen Amalia may not be household names, but the young royal couple managed to transform an Ottoman village into a European metropolis almost overnight. This is their story.

Route details

The Secrets of the National Garden

The National Garden, pride and joy of Queen Amalia, is the preeminent green space in downtown Athens. It was designed as the palace garden and occupied an empty field on the outskirts of the city, but today it is a treasure trove of stories and curiosities, ranging from living fossils to the relatives of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Route details

The last hierophant

Terminal cuteness is not the prime contribution of ancient Eleusis to the world. As a source of awe-inspiring mystery, though, there is no place like her.

Route details

The Parthenon Enigma

What could possibly happen when researchers unwrap an Egyptian mummy at Sorbonne in Paris? If we are lucky, we will find a long-lost tragedy by Euripides. And if we are truly blessed, this forgotten play will provide a clue to solve one of archaeology’s greatest mysteries: what does the Parthenon frieze actually depict?

Route details

Random awesomeness

Articles & stories worth reading (and sharing)

The partners

Licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization with registration no: 0261E60000566601

This is Athens is the official visitors' guide to the City of Athens

Supported by Eurobank & Corallia Clusters Initiative through ‘egg-enter•grow•go’ entrepreneurship program