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Athens: Ancient Greek Theater Performance

1. Athens: Ancient Greek Theater Performance

Watch a unique, funny and touching play, right next to the Acropolis museum. Do not leave Greece without joining that thrilling experience, a theater performance given by actors talking in English and learn about some of the most interesting myths related to ancient Greece. The story goes like this: “During his visit to the Acropolis, a present-day tourist slips and gets knocked out. When he awakens, he finds himself transported to the 5th century B.C, Athens. There, he will have an intense talk with Medea, watch the daughters of Oedipus grieve, chase the god of Wealth himself around the Parthenon and find out how Odysseus solved a Cyclopean problem.”

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Greek Folk Dancing Lesson with Dinner & Live Music

2. Greek Folk Dancing Lesson with Dinner & Live Music

It is very probable that you have watched the film Zorba the Greek on television. But even if you have not seen it, perhaps you have felt the urge to learn a traditional Greek dance or the need to experience an original Greek feast. Prepare to discover the Zorba inside you and learn the steps of your favorite Greek folk dance! After meeting our local guide at the Acropolis Metro Station, you will have a 10 minute walk on the most beautiful Athenian avenue, Dionisiou Aeropagitou Street. Your professional dance instructor will be waiting for you in a private, beautiful place, where the dancing lesson will take place. Through a fun and simple process, with the help of our instructor, you will be introduced to the cultural importance of traditional Greek dances. You will find out how the differences between various kinds of dances. After the introduction, you will join the circle and follow the steps of popular dances like “kalamatianos” and “syrtos”. Last but not least, you will follow the vivid rhythm of the memorable “syrtaki”. After all this dancing, you will probably start feeling hungry. What better time to enjoy a savory Greek meal in a traditional place with a view to Acropolis, while listening to live Greek music? With the company of warmhearted local friends you will be enticed into an original Greek feast, or “glendi” in Greek. Prepare to eat well, to laugh a lot, to drink delicious wine and to dance all the dances you previously learned. Enjoy yourself in a truly Greek way!

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What people are saying about Athens

This was a fantastic way to spend an evening in Athens. On a roof top with stunning views over the city and up to the Acropolis. It was quite windy the night we saw the play so it did get a bit chilly but it didn't spoil the show. The actors are fabulous, and clearly love what they do. Weaving in several myths and classical plays, the story tells of a modern visitor to Athens who bumps his head and wakes up in ancient Athens. Guided by a slave, he then meets many famous characters. Some of the scenes were dramatic, some very very funny. The actors throw themselves into every role heart and sole, and some of the more dramatic scenes like Medea, or Antigone were actually quite emotional. Like traditional theatre, all parts are played by men, but this adds to the hilarity, especially in the part where old women get to chose a young lover first. That was just brilliant. All in all, a fantastic night, and well recommended to anyone with or without any knowledge of the stories involved.

Came on honeymoon, and spotted this little gem in the activities lists. We both love theater - and ancient Greek theater is a fave - so we went for it! It was brilliant. The handmade masks were beautiful. The players were not just talented, it was also clear how hard they work at every aspect. It's a well oiled machine at this point! We loved the excerpts, and the tie-in story. On top of all that, the rooftop views are wonderful. The backdrop above the stage is a lit-up Acropolis, and all around you can see the city spread out, lights a-twinkling, moon shining. It was just great, and we'd highly recommend it!

It was a fun activity to do on our Mother/Daughter trip , the dance teacher was very patient with us ( Greek Dancing looks easy but it's not) our guide was wonderful she gave us a lot of good tips and we learn some interesting Greek History , over all a good experience

A really enjoyable evening, excellent production very entertaining a good value. Made to feel very welcome on arrival. I couldn’t believe that there were only four actors!!

funny, entertaining, unique. it's a must to experience.