Discovering Athens Landscape

CODE: HB.02.06 | 3 Hours | 12 month availability | 2-15 persons (children and adults) | Family educational Program |
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    "Discovering Athens Landscape" is a family educational program that aims to familiarize the participants with the Attic landscape, the dominant Athenian flora and the important ancient monuments of the area. Families with children will have the opportunity to collaborate, play, explore the landscape and discover elements of engineering during the construction of Parthenon.

    How many animals are hidden in the ... wall of a post-Byzantine church? What name would you give to this pomegranate? Which sounds of the forest do you distinguish? What particular characteristics of survival is developed by Attic flora? What ancient monuments did you discover? How did the Parthenon marbles go up to the sacred rock?

    Children together with their parents will find remnants of ancient civilization on the hill of Philopappou. They will interpret their importance and use in modern times. They will identify basic species of Attic flora, reflect on their particular characteristics, discover the microcosm that grows around them and discover the work of the famous Greek architect and artist, Dimitris Pikionis. Finally, reaching the highest point of the Philopappou hill, the participants by viewing the Acropolis hill and the mountain Penteli will understand how ancient engineers lift the Parthenon’s marbles up to the sacred hill.

  • pp1Inclusions / Exclusions

    A 3 hour experiential activity including:

    pp1A fun and knowledgeable certified educator for families with children
    pp1Educational program in English
    pp1All material needed for the realization of the experience
    pp1Snacks and refreshments
    pp1A small group activity
    pp1Liability insurance
    pp1All taxes


    pp1Hotel pick-up
    pp1Hotel drop-off
    pp1Personal expenses


    Congregation of participants at the meeting point. Checking participations.
    Start of the educational program. Familiarization with Family members. Acquaintance Games. Capabilities and limitations during the tour.
    Free tour of the wider Temple area. Discovery Games.
    Discovering the main flora of Attica.
    To the monument of Philopappou. Games in the forest that stimulate all the senses. Elements of architecture of D. Pikionis.
    Small picnic on Philopappou Hill.
    Engineering of ancient Greeks. Games to design the process of upgrading Pentelic marbles on the Acropolis.
    End of the educational program. Hill downhill. Farewell.

    pp1What you need

    pp1A bottle of water
    pp1A hat for sun protection
    pp1Sunscreen for sun protection
    pp1Make sure children have eaten something light

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