About the Tour
Mythical king and founder of Athens, patron of the Athenian democracy, 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲𝘂𝘀 vanquished villains and monsters defending civilization like a true cultural hero, equal in fact to 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 since the Classical years!
Born secretly in the Peloponnese and discovering in his early youth that he was the son of the king of Athens, Aegeus, Theseus set out to claim his birthright to the throne. Immensely brave and ambitious, he chose to follow the dangerous land route where he would fight against various bandits and be glorified, just like Hercules before him! So he did: from Periphetes, the club-bearer, in Epidaurus who hammered passers-by into the earth, to Procrustes in Eleusis who made his guests fit into his beds, either stretching or chopping off their feet, and later on slaying the man-eating 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿 in Crete or battling with the 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗿𝘀 and the 𝗔𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗼𝗻𝘀, Theseus’ fame spread beyond Athens and through the centuries
🔴 Why were all Athenians called Theseids?
🔴 How was 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲𝘂𝘀 any similar or any different from his role model, 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 ?
🔴 How was he related to 𝗔𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗮 and 𝗔𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼, 𝗔𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗱𝗻𝗲, and 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗿𝗼𝘆?
🔴 What deeds did 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲𝘂𝘀 accomplish on his way to Athens, when claiming the throne of the city as heir to Aegeus, and as a king of Athens?
🔴 Where and why was 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲𝘂𝘀 tried for justified murder?
🔴 How were ancient Greek painters and sculptors, especially in Athens, inspired to portray all these tasks in pictures?
Join us in following the footsteps of 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲𝘂𝘀 all around Greece, recreating his thrilling exploits in our imagination through the colorful stories of ancient literature! And unravelling, before our eyes, how these glorious stories were narrated in the language of art!
Educational activities, such as games, quizzes, role-playing, and mini contests among student groups or classes, with little surprise prizes from us, will give children the opportunity for active participation and creative reflection on what they have seen and heard, completing this colorful, both literally and figuratively, experience!
How it Works
This tour is designed for a virtual presentation, hosting a group of up to 60 participants at a time. Once you book for this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with an exclusive link to join the tour. You can access the tour only through the link we provide.
Dr. Anthi Dipla
Classical archaeologist/art historian who has graduated from Oxford University (MA, PhD). She has participated in excavations, scientific projects and conferences in Greece, Cyprus and abroad. Her research has been focused on Greek vase painting, iconography, and mythology, with further interests in women studies, social history, ancient Greek theatre, and cultural exchange in the ancient Mediterranean world.