One of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, the Acropolis of Athens stands magnificent over the Greek capital, an enduring symbol of Greek and Western culture, of human accomplishment and human potential. From the myths and ideas that emerged around the imposing rock to the Parthenon’s sublime geometry that tricks the eye, the Acropolis is a monument to the power of thought. And what better way to experience this than to let it challenge and inspire you?

Based on Edward de Bono’s acclaimed Six Thinking Hats system, Discover Greek Culture has designed a unique tour of the Acropolis for those among us keen to combine aesthetic pleasure and intellectual stimulation. Arguably the best tour of its kind in Athens, Six Thinking Hats at the Acropolis is great for families or groups of friends looking to share a different experience historic Athens, and also makes for an exceptional corporate tour.

Peeling away the semantic layers that envelop this world-class monument, participants are invited to engage with the Acropolis and the Parthenon on an intersectional, dialectical level. To kick off the experience, they’re encouraged to ask “What’s so great about the Acropolis?” The intellectual exercise that ensues is a fantastic team-building activity that brings together teams and co-workers, drawing on each individual’s distinct perspectives and the group’s own unique dynamics to promote cooperative thinking and creative problem solving.

The experience starts with a private tour of the Acropolis and then uses the Six Thinking Hats technique to get participants to look at, think of, and appreciate the importance of the Acropolis from different standpoints: data, creative thinking, process control, risk management, emotional intelligence, and optimistic utilitarianism. Equal parts challenging and entertaining, this exercise teaches participants to interact with each other in new ways, find their shared values and explore alternative perspectives and parallel thinking — all while promoting creativity and team bonding.

With its unique mix of philosophy and critical thinking, and set against the backdrop of the Acropolis and Parthenon, Six Thinking Hats at the Acropolis is a quintessentially Greek tour: a fantastic day out and a fabulous team-building activity in the heart of historical Athens.

Time to put on your thinking hat and experience the Acropolis like you’ve never imagined.