- “A experiência foi excelente!! Memorável! Mudou nosso olhar sobre a cidade. É um tour interativo, o que o torna ainda mais interessante. Super recomendo!”
- BIANCA D, TripAdvisor
2. What you can expect
This is hands down the most alternative walking tour in town! We will start from Plaka, the oldest and most beautiful neighborhood in Athens, getting introduced to the concept of life and death for the ancient Greeks and how their view of the afterlife defined the way they lived. We will talk about Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and discuss the concepts of ‘memory’ and ‘remembrance’. Walking around the little alleys of Plaka, we will discover monuments of the ancient past that are not what they seem. After learning about the importance of theater in the ancient Greeks’ lives, we will discover the journey from life to the afterlife and to the Underworld, through a short interactive theatrical play written by us, where everyone gets a role!
Moving on from Plaka, our Athens walking tour leads us to the most famous street of Athens, Dionysiou Aeropageitou, past the Acropolis Museum and the beautiful neoclassic buildings, under the gaze of Goddess Athena from her Temple, the Parthenon! We will reach the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an ancient theater, where performances are still taking place! There, we will learn about Aeschylus, the ‘father of tragedy’, and the sacrifice of Antigone in the name of life after death. Our next stop in this Athens walking tour will be the Hill of the Nymphs and a hidden spot with a breath-taking view of the Acropolis! Plato’s motto was ‘Life must be lived as play’. We will learn about the importance of play for the Ancient Greeks, and of course, we will play some of their games! We will also have the chance to get creative and make something of our own for ‘remembrance’!
Our journey does not end there. Our Athens walking tour leads us to the Rock of Areios Pagos - literally a rock across Acropolis, which was the seat to the ancient criminal court of Athens. This is where people’s life or death was being decided! And this is where we will get the chance to rewrite history and maybe even save the spirit of Socrates! Finally, after a short walk through the picturesque alleys of Anafiotika, the ‘secret’ neighborhood of Athens, we will reach the end of our walking tour at the oldest distillery in town. Accompanied by old-fashioned liqueurs, we will have our own ‘symposium’ and celebrate life together! Unlike most Athens walking tours, this "Life and Death in Ancient Greece" walking tour is interactive and experiential, with our local guide being more of a companion than a tour guide.