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The Acropolis: A Walk Through History:

A glimpse of life in a bustling metropolis of the ancient world.

Culture for the real world

From competition between Gods to theater festivals, early medicine, and epic monuments, this tour brings the Acropolis to life and is the perfect way to introduce youngsters to the myths and wonders of ancient Athens.

An interactive narrative and specially designed fun activities encourage children to engage with 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.

Information

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

Location: Athens

Price: from €285 / group
Indicative cost for a family/group of 2 adults & 2 children

Theme: Young Explorers

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

Highlights

Learn about the significance of ancient Athens with a visit to the archaeological area of the Acropolis, accompanied by a private tour guide.

Delve deeper into the Parthenon’s colorful past through stories about its famed pediments and adornments.

Visit the Theatre of Dionysus, the world’s first stone-built open-air theater, and learn about the importance of theater in ancient Greece and about the often-bizarre customs and habits of ancient theatergoers

An interactive narrative that encourages children to explore the topics on their own 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: Acropolis Metro Station

1st Stop: Entrance to the South Slope of the Acropolis

Accompanied by a tour guide, the group enters the archaeological area of the Acropolis at the foot of the South Slope and is introduced to the significance of ancient Athens (c. 5th century BC).

2nd Stop: Theatre of Dionysus

One of the most significant and earliest preserved open-air theatres in Athens, the Theatre of Dionysus dates from the 4th century BCE. Young guests will be introduced on a participatory game  to understand the experience of theatrical performance.

3rd Stop: Sanctuary of Asclepius

Here priests served as healers, using herbs to soothe and cure patients and sometimes even operating. Stories and anecdotes help reveal Asclepius’ legacy to modern medicine.

4th Stop: The Archaic Spring House

Our young guests will discover the similarities between the Greek and Latin scripts and learn about the importance of fresh water springs in antiquity.

5th Stop: Propylaea

The group passes through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, whose sheer scale and grandeur were driven by the desire to inspire awe amongst the other city states.

6th Stop: Erechtheion

Where better to hear the myth behind the city’s name, than on the very spot where the Gods competed for it? The Erechtheion is a temple jointly dedicated to Poseidon and Athena, each of who presented Athenians with a gift in a bid to become the city’s protector.

7th Stop: The Parthenon

Through stories and anecdotes, the group will learn about the multitude of artists and craftsmen, skill-sets, and materials that came together to create the iconic monument and will be offered a glimpse into the Parthenon’s colorful past.

Our young guests are invited to exercise their creativity with their own interpretations of Poseidon and Athena’s contest.

12:00

Ending point: Acropolis Metro Station

* Optional private transfer to and from the meeting point is available upon request.
** In the event that health and safety concerns (e.g. extreme weather) prohibit the groups’ ascent to the top of the Acropolis, the tour will continue with extended activities on the South Slope and other parts of the archaeological area.

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