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A Day in the Life of a Young Athenian:

Games and Toys in the Ancient Agora

Culture for the real world

A Day in the Life of a Young Athenian in the Ancient Agora is a perfect first introduction to antiquity and archaeology. Through play, our young guests are encouraged to explore this hub of life of ancient Athens and learn about the children of the time and the fundamental principles of democracy that were born here. The setting and context also present an ideal opportunity to introduce the archaeological process of discovery, in a very approachable and direct way that will resonate with young minds.

Information

Duration: 10:00 - 12:00 (Half Day)

Location: Athens

Price: from €255 / group
Indicative cost for a family/group of 2 adults & 2 children

Theme: Young Explorers

Availability: Year-round
Runs on Runs on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Highlights

Designed for children, with an emphasis on experiential learning

Specially designed tour pack for each of our young guests

Well-paced visit to major sites in the Ancient Agora – perfect for young guests

Crafts, games, and an interactive narrative encourage younger kids to engage with the history and culture of ancient Athens on familiar terms

What's included

  • Expert tour guide in English
  • Gaming activity
  • Private tour
  • Pick up from hotel available upon request

Timetable

10:00

Starting point: Ancient Agora

1st Stop: Entrance to the Ancient Agora

Accompanied by a tour guide, the group enters the Ancient Agora and is introduced to ancient Athens (c. 5th century BC) and the significance of its legacy to the modern world, with particular emphasis on the birth of democracy.

2nd Stop: Temple of Hephaestus

The next stop is the Temple of Hephaestus, formerly also known Theseion. Built in the 5th century BCE, the temple is dedicated to Hephaestus, god of metal working and craftsmanship, and features reliefs depicting the story of the hero Theseus and his fight against the Minotaur.

3rd Stop: Stoa of Attalos

In the shade of the Stoa of Attalos, the group will pause to talk about the work of archaeologists. Whilst learning about excavations and unearthing objects from the past, young guests will also have the opportunity to assemble a simple toy that was popular amongst children in antiquity.

4th Stop: Museum of the Agora

The last stop is the Museum of the Ancient Agora, which is also housed in the reconstructed stoa. Here, the group will view and discuss items that were once part of Athenian children’s lives, as well as items from the museum’s exhibits on Athenian democracy.

12:00

Ending point: Ancient Agora

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