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Ancient Greek Symposium

Ancient Greek Symposium
and Sculpture: the Experience

Ancient Greek Symposium
and Sculpture: the Experience

Ancient Greek Symposium
and Sculpture: the Experience

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Duration:
2.5 Hours
Languages:
English, Ελληνικά
or Sign language (upon request)
Location:

Athens

 
Theme:
History
Mythology
Ancient Greek Rituals
Culture
Food and Drink

Time-travel to Ancient Greece and experience an Ancient Greek Symposium, like the one Plato recounts in his work ‘Symposium’. Be a guest of King Minos in the private quarters of his palace, enjoy the company of your host and friends and listen to the latest gossip about the love of Pericles for the courtesan Aspasia that has shaken the city of Athens down to its foundations. Take a unique experiential journey into Greek antiquity, unearth your talent in the art of sculpture and create your own masterpiece with original Cretan clay! Meet god Dionysus, enjoy a taste of Ancient Greek wine and Cretan snacks, recite Homer and philosophize!

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HIGHLIGHTS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT PRACTICAL INFO

 

  • Athens Ancient Greek Symposium experience
  • Athens Ancient Greek Symposium experience
  • Athens Ancient Greek Symposium experience
  • Athens Ancient Greek Symposium experience
  • Athens Ancient Greek Symposium experience
  • Athens Ancient Greek Symposium experience
  • Athens Ancient Greek Symposium experience
  • Athens Ancient Greek Symposium experience
  • Athens Ancient Greek Symposium experience

1. Highlights 

 

  • Discover the ancient technique of vinification and drink Ancient Greek wine in a kylix
  • Unearth your talent in the art of sculpture and create your own masterpiece
  • Philosophize about Eros and Love like Plato in his ‘Symposium’

 

“An immersive experiential journey to ancient times with all your senses! Being inside a replica of an ancient Greek symposium room and drinking wine made following the ancient Greek technique was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Manolis (King Minos) was an excellent host and Constantina was truly amazing! I was surprised to find the wine so intense and with such an elegant flavor. The snacks were also delicious! Constantina surprised us by playing a song from ancient Greece with her flute! I felt like I was literally in ancient Greece. Thank you all for the incredible experience!" 
- Matt B, USA

2. What you can expect

A symposium was a very important social event for the Ancient Greeks. Their houses included a ‘symposium’ room, where they would invite friends to spend the evenings after a long day. They would spend their time having a convivial discussion about politics, philosophy and gossips while drinking wine and listening to music. The shared experiences and bonds formed at the symposium would carry over to their daily lives and shape the compromises that became democracy!

 

Arriving at the meeting place, you will start your journey into Greek antiquity at the art gallery. You will first trace the development of the armature technique in Ancient Greece and learn the secrets of making a war helmet from an expert. You can also hold ancient Greek swords and take pictures like an Ancient Greek warrior. You will, then, marvel at beautiful paintings inspired by the vast Greek Mythology, depicting important events and famous stories. This will be a unique opportunity to understand the mindset of Ancient Greeks, their beliefs and why they created those elaborate stories.

 

Next up in your experiential journey will be the sculpture room, where you will discover the secrets behind the magnificent Greek sculptures that you marvel at in the archaeological sites and Museums. With the guidance of a contemporary expert Greek sculptor, you will have the chance to apply the techniques you learned and create your very own sculpture from original Cretan clay, a souvenir you can take with you to remember this experience by!

 

After a lot of fun and creation, the final stop of your journey will be the symposium room. Your Ancient character ‘travels’ to the island of Crete, at the heart of the great Minoan civilization, after a special invitation from the legendary King Minos. Entering the symposium room, you will meet God Dionysus, the Ancient Greek god of wine, theater and religious ecstasy. You will make your offerings for a fruitful Symposium and handle Ancient Greek household items, like amphorae. Enjoy the hospitality of Ancient Greeks, relax, discuss and laugh! Get initiated into the Ancient Greek techniques of vinification and drink Greek wine in a kylix made in the original Ancient Greek way, while enjoying bits of Cretan snacks! Recite Homer, discuss the latest gossips of Athens and philosophize about Eros and Love like Plato in his ‘Symposium’!

 

3. Practical Info

 

Duration: 2.5 hours
Language: English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Location: Athens
When:

Daily, flexible start time

Price starts from:

66 Euro per person

Good to know:
  • This is a private experience
  • Please inform us beforehand in case you have any food allergies
What's included:
  • Services of our amazing storyteller
  • Services of an expert Greek sculptor and winemaker
  • Wine from a family Nemean vineyard made with the Ancient Greek vinification technique
  • Authentic small Ancient Greek dishes
  • All materials necessary for the realization of the activities during the Symposium experience
  • All taxes
Not included:
  • Gratuities (optional)

 

 

Athens Ancient Greek Symposium experience

 

Notes:

The meeting point for the Ancient Greek Symposium is near the Athens center. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.

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