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Ancient History & Philosophy Workshops in Athens

Become an ancient Greek in Athens!
Combine your visit to famous archaeological sites of Athens with authentic, highly interactive, thematic workshops and events, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your body, mind and soul with these unique workshops

Philosophy Tour of Athens

Philosophy Experiential Workshop at Plato’s Academy and Digital Museum

PHILOSOPHIZE LIKE AN ANCIENT GREEK, during a highly interactive outdoor workshop for beginners, reviving the theories of Socrates and Plato , under the guidance of a professional, in the park WHERE THE WORLD’S 1ST ACADEMY WAS FOUNDED. No previous knowledge is required. Immerse yourself in ancient Greek philosophy, REVIVING THE AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE, sitting on the ruins of the ancient buildings. Become one of Plato’s students, through joyful activities such as DIALOGUES, DEBATES, ROLE-PLAYS AND TEAM GAMES. Small groups guarantee the highest interaction level. This non-formal education-quest is suitable for anyone over the age of 16. No previous academic or other experience is required. In fact, each participant brings his own curiosity, experiences, skills, views, and interests, and builds his own path of spiritual and mental recreation, by exchanging ideas and information. Our facilitator provides the necessary guidance and stimulation during the whole session, bringing to light the potential of everyone.

THE BEST WAY TO GET TO KNOW ANCIENT GREEKS IS TO BECOME ONE YOURSELF!

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Homer tour of Athens

Discover Homer in the National Gardens

A unique, authentic, interactive experience! Immerse yourself in the Homeric World, TRAVELING BACK IN THE TIMES OF HEROES AND MONSTERS. Become another Odysseus or Achilles discovering the deeper meanings of the Homeric characters and their actions. Practice the Homeric poetry meter by COMPOSING A RHAPSODY WITH YOUR TEAMMATES. In the center of Athens, outdoors, inside the idylic landscape of the National Botanical Garden of Athens (ex Palace garden), LEARN ALL ABOUT THE HOMERIC EPICS AND THEIR TIMELESS HEROES. A professional facilitator provides the necessary guidance and stimulation during the whole session, bringing to light the potential of everyone.  ACTIVITIES SUCH AS DIALOGUES, ROLE-PLAYS AND TEAM GAMES, and small groups guarantee the highest interaction level. This non-formal educational quest is suitable for anyone over the age of 16. No previous academic or other experience is required.

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Democracy Tour

History & Democracy in Classical Athens

Discover the bright but also the dark side of the Athenian government on Pnyx, the inspired location which hosted the Athenian public assemblies, THE EARLIEST AND MOST IMPORTANT SITE IN THE CREATION OF DEMOCRACY. Outdoors, on a quiet hill in the heart of Athens, with direct view of the Acropolis, next to the carved steps of the speaker's platform, under shaded trees, revive THE AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE OF SPEAKING AND VOTING ON THE CITY MATTERS and LEARN ALL ABOUT THE HISTORY AND THE EVERYDAY LIFE of the city state that shaped the western world as we know it.

Small groups guarantee the HIGHEST INTERACTION LEVEL. This non-formal education workshop is suitable for anyone over the age of 16. Our expert facilitator will provide the necessary information, guidance and stimulation during the whole session, so that each participant is equally involved in the process via JOYFUL INTERPLAY ACTIVITIES.

Extra Bonus! Our workshop takes place inside the archeological site of Pnyx (free 24 hour admission) located ON THE FILOPAPPOS HILL, A quiet PLACE FULL OF OLIVE AND PINE TREES, with the best view of the Acropolis and the Ancient agora, the perfect location to TAKE PICTURES WITH THE PARTHENON TEMPLE IN THE BACKGROUND! On the same hill is also the Observatory, the Doras Stratos Theater, the Philopappou Monument, the Church of St. Demetrius, the Socrates prison, ruins of the ancient wall of Athens, as well as the traces of a major ancient road linking Athens with the port of Piraeus, right through the ruins of the ancient municipality of Meliti. A great opportunity to make a SELF-discovering walk through history, BEFORE or AFTER our workshop.

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Athens Ancient Agora

Everyday Life in Ancient Agora of Athens

Spend 1.5 hours as AN ATHENIAN IN ANCIENT AGORA, THE CENTRAL MARKET PLACE OF ATHENS, right in the heart of the ancient and modern city. Walk on the famous Panathenaic Way, right under Acropolis, and discover how the Athenians used to spend their public life. Meet Socrates, at his favorite place, friend’s Simon workshop and learn less known facts about his life and death. Feel the pulse of the city’s heart, in the location where most of its administrational, judicial, social, religious, commercial, theatrical and athletic activities took place.  

Small groups guarantee the highest interaction level. An expert facilitator will provide the necessary guidance and motivation during the whole session, so that each participant is equally involved via interplay joyful activities, such as dialogues, role-plays and team games. This non-formal education workshop is suitable for anyone over the age of 16. No special knowledge or previous academic or other experience is required.

Extra Bonus! The Ancient Agora of Athens is a must visit archeological site, hosting the magnificent Temple of Hephaestus, which is considered today as the best preserved temple of antiquity in Greece, plus a fully restored ancient 2-storey shopping center (Stoa of Attalos)! It is located right in the middle of the modern Athenian market, where you can combine shopping, eating, having a coffee, and exploring the historical neighborhoods of Monastiraki and Plaka. The site is also part of the special 5 day discount ticket that combines 10 of the most important archeological sites of Athens, all nearby located. The perfect place to combine a workshop with!

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Ancient Tireme tour

Row on an Ancient Greek Trireme and experience its glorious Naval History

As hands-on as it gets! BECOME AN ANCIENT GREEK SEAMAN ABOARD WORLD’S ONLY TRIREME! Gain a lifelong memory and learn all about its Naval History becoming a part of it!  Combine your visit to Athens with this unique opportunity to row and maneuver the only trireme in existence, the most formidable warship in the Mediterranean during the classical period of Greece. Immerse in the Ancient Greek Naval History both as scholar and a deck-hand on this amazing 170-rows vessel. Ancient Greek Naval battle tactics amongst other topics will complete your lifetime memory; prior to joining dozens of other would-be ancient-Greek-rowers. Small groups of 10 people maximum and our professional expert (Naval History Researcher, writer of the book “Τrireme, Τactics and Operational Environment in Ancient Greece” guarantee you the highest knowledge fulfillment.

This workshop lasts approximately 3 hours, including the trireme-row and is suitable for anyone between the age of 18 and 75. No previous academic or other experience is required. However, as this experience involves physical activity, a reasonable fitness level applies.

This experience takes place at the Floating Naval Museum of Athens, where you can see and visit several historical ships, amongst them the Battleship Averof, served as Greece’s flagship during most of the first half of the 20th century and being in fact an armoured cruiser, the only ship of this type still in existence. Moreover the Museum is right next to the Flisvos Marina, where you can enjoy the view of the Mediterranean esplanade along with luxury yachts, lined with many fine dining and shopping venues.

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