About the Tour
Promenading virtually on the marble rock of the 𝗔𝗰𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀, literally “the top of the city”, we unfold mythical stories, known and unknown, about the peculiar and powerful 𝗴𝗼𝗱𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗔𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗮, patroness of an equally unique and majestic city, and about 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲𝘂𝘀, a local hero equal to Hercules, and his struggles defending Hellenism. Meanwhile, we outline real wars of the Greeks united against the Persian invaders, or fighting with each other, as well as the magnificent works of peace, featuring the most ancient olive tree planted by 𝗔𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗮 right there on the 𝗔𝗰𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀 rock, and the most perfect of all Greek temples, the 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗻, dedicated to Athena as a virgin goddess (Parthenos). We discover the 𝗢𝗹𝘆𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗴𝗼𝗱𝘀, one by one with their special symbols and favorite trees or animals, as well as demons and monsters, that the Greeks imagined lurking in the wilderness and undermining Greek culture at any given opportunity!
With the valuable contribution of state-of-the-art technology, we bring into your classroom the glorious ruins of the 𝗔𝗰𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀, under the sublime Athenian light, as if we were actually there, while filling in the exciting puzzle of all missing pieces, reconstructing the original picture of the monuments and matching hem with corresponding exhibits in the 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗔𝗰𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺!
Finally, reflection and sharing of impressions and feelings, as well as educational activities and games, will complete our coloful -both literally and figuratively- tour of the 𝗔𝗰𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀!
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.