Athens Mythology Astro-Tour

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy a city walk hearing about Greek mythology heroes and deeds
  • Learn about Greek ancient history with fun
  • Treat yourself to a private visit to a historical building
  • Hear about the constellations and how they relate to Greek mythology
  • Feel the magic of the Nymphs Hill at night, with views of the illuminated Acropolis and the city below

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This tour is open to everyone, but it’s especially designed for our young friends and their families.

The tour will start from the Academy of Athens (M Panepistimio), where you will meet our guide on the square opposite the main building.
we will have the chance to talk about the most important gods in Greek mythology. We will continue our walk through Syntagma square, and then we will head towards Plaka, an old and picturesque neighborhood of Athens.
The focus is always Greek mythology, you’ll hear different stories about gods and heroes, their love stories, their quarrels. You’ ll hear myths about the creation of the city, while walking through secret alleys and courtyards, eventually ending up at the Athens National Observatory.

Founded in 1842 on the Hill of the Nymphs, the National Observatory is hosted in the historical Sinas main building with breathtaking views over the city of Athens.

There, you can visit the historic astronomical library, learn about time measurement, navigation, the legendary and mysterious Antikythera mechanism and eventually observe the sky through the Doridis refracting telescope, built by the French company P.F. Gautier in 1902.
The whole experience is enhanced through a unique talk about the constellations and mythology offered by an astronomer (also available: the creation of the Moon, The giant gas planets, The Life of Stars) who will tell how Castor and Pollux went up in the sky, and other stories.

The end of the presentation will also be the end of your tour. The Athens night will call you for a nice walk or dinner in a nearby quaint Greek tavern.

NOTES

The tour is offered in English, Italian and French. Single individuals are welcome to book the tour as well. If by the date of the tour minimum participation requirement is not met, a new date will be suggested or the client is free to cancel with full refund of the paid amount applying. If more people sign in for this tour on the specific date, partial refund may apply if the corresponding rate for shared group tour is lower than the paid amount at the time of booking.

INCLUDED

A tour leader for the walk, private visit to the National Observatory and talk, VAT.

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