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Athens: Kerameikos Guided Tour & Pottery Workshop Experience

1. Athens: Kerameikos Guided Tour & Pottery Workshop Experience

In collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Modern Pottery, we start our day by visiting the Keramikos site in the center of the city (as suggested by its name Keramikos is from the Greek word for pottery), a settlement of ancient Athens potters and vase painters. We then walk next door to the Foundation of Greek Pottery, a museum housed on a handsome neoclassical structure erected as a private residence in 1875. Our 2 hrs. workshop in the Foundation will allow plenty of time to learn and apply the art of pottery - and create your unique pieces like a vase, toy, or jewelry! 10:00 am: Meeting at the Foundation of Greek Pottery 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Tour of the Ancient Keramikos site 11:00 am – 11:30 am: Coffee & Refreshments break at the Foundation of Greek Pottery inner yard 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Workshop by professional archeologist - potter

Athens: Philosophy Experience at Plato's Academy Park

2. Athens: Philosophy Experience at Plato's Academy Park

Join the authentic experience of an ancient Greek philosophical quest. Led by a facilitator with a background in Classical Studies, this workshop will allow you to apply Plato's Philosophy in modern life, through exploration of his famous ''Allegory of the Cave'' in a truly experiential workshop. Begin with a short exploration of Plato’s Academy Digital Museum (free entrance, but not always open), where you must gather specific information about Plato's life and works and his Academy. Then, walk through the archeological park of the Academy and find yourself on the ruins of the ancient Gymnasium. Reveal the information you gathered about Plato, and discuss how it was to be a philosopher back in ancient Athens. Right after, participate in dialogues, discovering the deeper meanings of the Allegory of the Cave. Listen as your instructor uses the Socrates' maieutic (midwife) art, as well as the platonic dialogue techniques, to facilitate exchanging opinions, beliefs, experiences, and views, just as the ancient Greek philosophers did. In the end, you will participate in a short debate game, speaking on a modern life case study, based on Plato's opinion of how a philosopher should act.

Athens: 2.5-Hour Mosaics Workshop & Byzantine Walking Tour

3. Athens: 2.5-Hour Mosaics Workshop & Byzantine Walking Tour

You will start your day in the very center of Athens, where you will get to witness original mosaic motifs and patterns in Byzantine churches and get a sense of how the city has developed as a cross-section of cultures. You will then move to the loft studio for our 2,5-hour mosaic workshop. You 'll have fun choosing your motif, experiencing materials like marble and smalti, and contrasting colors that compose a harmonious mosaic. With the guidance of an art historian and a mosaic craftsman, you will learn and practice the fundamentals of the ancient mosaic art and craft techniques. By the end of this workshop, you 'll have mastered your unique mosaic art piece to keep! 10:00 am: Meeting at the Monastiraki Metro Station 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Tour in Athens exploring pieces of mosaic art. 11:00 am – 11:30 am: Coffee & Refreshments break at the Studio. 11:30 am – 14:00 pm: Mosaic Workshop at 13 Mosaic Studio

From Athens: All-day Meteora Photo Tour

4. From Athens: All-day Meteora Photo Tour

Discover the photographic highlights of Meteora rocks with a professional photographer on this all-day photo tour from Athens. Take the train from Athens at 7.20 AM, arriving at Kalampaka at 11.30 AM. A professional photographer will be at the train station waiting for you. He will pick you up in a new air-conditioned car and you will start exploring and photographing the Meteora area.  You will visit one monastery and photograph all six monasteries from the surrounding area. You will be able to stop at the best spots and your guide will show you the best angles to photograph. The tour can accommodate up to 4 people, which means that there's no rush and you can take your time at every location. The photographer is able to spend time explaining things to you about photography and help you with your camera or your phone. At the same time, you will learn about the history of the area and monastic life. The tour lasts for about 4 hours and you will be dropped off at the train station before you head back to Athens where you will arrive at about 9:30 PM.

Athens: Democracy Experiential Workshop on Pnyx hill

5. Athens: Democracy Experiential Workshop on Pnyx hill

Enjoy a journey 2,500 years back in time on Pnyx Hill, the ancient location where Public Assemblies were held. Experience a productive and interesting way of learning about the birth of democracy in Athens with this interactive workshop great for anyone over 12. Begin the experience by taking an ancient Greek name, and entering the archaeological site of Pnyx. Take an uphill walk for about 300 m to reach the carved steps of the speaker's platform. Sit next to the steps, under shaded trees, and listen to a historical introduction. Learn about the history of Athens from the twentieth to the fifth century BCE, and trace the facts that led to the birth of Democracy in this particular place and time. Discover how democracy was performed in the Golden Century. Practice ancient democracy for yourself by taking roles, speaking, and voting on a specific city matter. Work to discover the "dangerous" Athenian in your midst and exile him. Use your replicas of ancient objects, the ostracon and the water timer (involved in the voting process). Admire views from Filopappos Hill, a quiet place full of olive and pine trees, and enjoy the best views of the Acropolis Rock and Ancient Agora. Enjoy a walk around the premises after finishing the workshop. Spot the Observatory, the Philopappou Monument, the Chruch of St. Demetrius, Socrates Prison, and the ruins of the walls of ancient Athens.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

What a fantastic experience. Our tour guide was not just a potter but an archaeologist too! Yiannis from Trekking Hellas was equally amazing and not only made sure this experience went smoothly, but gave us great recommendations on what to do, where to eat, and where to shop during the rest of our visit to Greece.

We had a wonderful time! Staff was very nice and we were able to learn a lot about Greece and the role that mosaics played in the culture. The mosaics we made are going to be hung in our house and I know everyone will ask us about them. A fantastic experience and a must-do in Athens!