The Acropolis: A Walk Through History is designed for younger guests and features an itinerary that showcases the Greek capital’s most important ancient monuments and offers kids—and grownups!—a glimpse of life in a bustling metropolis of the ancient world. The tour touches on key themes like democracy, architecture, theater, and the gods and, of course, the Athenians behind it all. The interactive narrative and specially designed fun activities encourage children to engage history on their own terms, allowing them to make meaningful connections between the past and the present that will enhance their understanding of both ancient history and modern life.
Yes! – Ideally suited for children 6 – 11
English, French, Greek
Places of interest:
Acropolis, Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus
My husband and I took two tours with DGC during our time in Athens and enjoyed both of them very much. We were interested in doing something a little different than the routine tourist sites, and we were not disappointed. We did the private jewelry tour with dinner at the Benacki museum; and then the trip down to Cape Sounion with some sightseeing of the wetlands along the way. Both of our guides (Sotiris and Antigone) were pleasant, friendly, and very knowledgeable. We would easily recommend DGC to our friends and family.
– Georgia P.
Starting point: Acropolis Metro Station*
1st Stop: Entrance to the South Slope of the Acropolis
Accompanied by a private guide—a museum educator / archaeologist who specializes in making Greek culture accessible and fun for kids—the group enters the archaeological area of the Acropolis and is introduced to the importance of ancient Athens (c. 5th century BCE) among the city-states: the birth of Democracy, the visionary leader Pericles, and the era that led to the creation of the Acropolis.
The first game, which connects all the following stops, starts here.
2nd Stop: Theatre of Dionysus
One of the most significant and earliest preserved open-air theaters in Athens, the Theater of Dionysus dates from the 4th century BCE. But who was Dionysus and how was theater connected to his worship? The group will learn about the norms and customs around theater in antiquity, and how these paved the way for theater as we know it today.
Young guests will have the opportunity to try on a variety of theater masks, in a participatory game designed to demonstrate the connections between the expressions portrayed on the masks and the experience of theatrical performance.
details & highlights
Specifically designed for children, with an emphasis on experiential learning
Led by trained tour guides who specialize in making Greek culture accessible and fun for kids
An interactive narrative that encourages children to explore the topics on their own terms
Tour segments and activities can be further adapted to cater to specific ages
Specially designed tour pack for each of our young guests
Visits to all major sites, including the Theater of Dionysus, the Sanctuary of Asclepius and, of course, the Parthenon
Fun games and engaging activities bring the ancient sites to life
good to know
Entrance fees: Yes
Field Expert: Yes
Transport to/from meeting points unless otherwise mentioned
Payment method: Credit card, PayPal
– Optional private transfer to and from the meeting point is available upon request.
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