About the Tour
A legendary hero of the Trojan war, 𝗢𝗱𝘆𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘂𝘀 has been known for his iconic resourcefulness and for his ever-inspiring wanderings and adventures on his journey back to 𝗜𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗰𝗮.
🔴 Why did it take Odysseus ten long years to make it back home?
🔴 What were the main monsters, villains, and enchantresses that Odysseus had to fight against, according to the Odyssey, and how did he manage to overcome and escape them?
🔴 And when eventually in Ithaca, how did Odysseus succeed in regaining his throne as the only rightful king against Penelope’s suitors?
🔴 What adventures captured the imagination of ancient Greek artists and how were these narrated in pictures?
Let's rediscover Odysseus' epic travails on his homecoming journey, in the language of 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿 but also of art: from the 𝗼𝗻𝗲-𝗲𝘆𝗲𝗱 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝘆𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗺𝘂𝘀 and the man-eating 𝗟𝗮𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆𝗴𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 to the sorceress Circe, from the alluring Sirens and the captivating 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝘆𝗽𝘀𝗼 to the ever-faithful 𝗣𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗲; from the descent to the underworld and past 𝗦𝗸𝘆𝗹𝗹𝗮’𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝘆𝗯𝗱𝗶𝘀’ deadly straits, to the welcoming island of the 𝗣𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 and the longed-for motherland, 𝗜𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗰𝗮!
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.