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LGBTQ Athens walking tour

The Love Life of Ancient Greeks
walking tour in Athens

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

Athens tour

Theme:
Culture
Mythology
History

From Hesiod’s work “Theogony” and the creation of the world to the Homeric Poems and the beautiful Hellen of Troy, Love was at the very heart of Gods’ and mortals’ lives alike. During this alternative walking tour in Athens, we will discover some of the most significant and famous sites of ancient Athens and be exposed to all possible stimuli that will make us talk about the love life of ancient Greeks for hours! At the same time, special footage will accompany our walking tour, so that we have a better grasp of how ancient artists perceived and depicted love and human relationships. Join us on a journey through time when Love was not a taboo and Eros was a God!

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HIGHLIGHTS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT PRACTICAL INFO

 

  • LGBTQ Athens walking tour
  • LGBTQ Athens walking tour
  • LGBTQ Athens walking tour
  • LGBTQ Athens walking tour
  • LGBTQ Athens walking tour
  • LGBTQ Athens walking tour
  • LGBTQ Athens walking tour
  • LGBTQ Athens walking tour
  • LGBTQ Athens walking tour

1. Highlights 

 

  • Discovering the best sites and neighborhoods of Athens in a fun and interactive way
  • Listening to the mischiefs of the Greek gods and their spicy love stories
  • Experiencing our very own ‘symposium’ and sharing local drinks
  • Exploring the standards of beauty and love in Ancient Greece and what was considered 'normal'

 

  • “I had an amazing walking Love Life of Ancient Greeks tour with Constantina of Greek travel tellers. It was both enriching and entertaining. She had lots of stories to tell about the Pantheon gods' love life (I had specified to her colleague Dimitris on the phone that I was particularly interested in mythology, glad they adjusted the tour to my interests), and lots to share about love and the status of women in ancient Athens, also comparing with other cities in Greece. Fascinating. She also made it quite entertaining with visual helps, some theater and a game or two along the way. The walk was great too, mixing some areas around the Acropolis with areas off the beaten path. Interesting, lively and dynamic, totally worth the money.”
    - Vandersvooy, TripAdvisor
  • “Loved every minute of this tour! Constantina was a fantastic guide. She was friendly, knowledgable and very fun! The route we followed was great with some very interesting stops. We had a good laugh during the ’symposium’, as we called it, drinking local raki (strong stuff!!) and discussing about what was normal back then (you’d be surprised!). Loved every detail and especially the last role play we did!! I wouldn’t change anything. Highly recommend!!”
    - Fanich123, TripAdvisor
  • "We learned a lot of useful and fun information about Greeks of the past and was very interesting to realize how much more open-minded people were thousands of years ago... A MUST in Athens if you are LGBTQ!"
    - Sophia E
  • "During this indeed very alternative walking tour in Athens, we had the pleasure of getting to know and spend 3 hours with Constantina, our guide! A wonderful person with literally infinite knowledge and an amazing guide! The tour was indeed LGBTQ-friendly and probably the best one I have ever joined. Totally worth it so don't think twice about booking it!"
    - Ella M
  • "Constantina was amazing! Such an openhearted and kind person! We spend 3 wonderful hours with her, walking in very beautiful areas of Athens and discovering sanctuaries and old temples that would have otherwise missed. We loved the stories from Greek mythology and the philosophical conversations about the meaning and the standards of love. I recommend it to any member of the LGBTQ community!"
    - Hailey, Manchester

2. What you can expect

Ancient Greek civilization was a supernova for its time. Art, poetry, philosophy, rhetoric, science… ancient Greeks have handed down to us so many principles and concepts. Since the setting of the ancient World, numerous studies have followed the footprints of this civilization through its rich heritage. But… have you never wondered what ancient Greeks were like in their private lives? How did Pericles, Praxiteles, even the poorest of the commoners in Athens make love?

 

The ancient World saw life, love and human values in a completely different light. Not only did it not hide nudity, but glorified the beauty of the human body through its unique art. Let us not forget that ancient Greeks had Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, prominently positioned in their pantheon. During our Athens walking tour, we will discover beautiful neighborhoods of Athens, like Thiseio, Plaka and Anafiotika, and we will admire from afar some of the most important sites such as the Acropolis, the Roman Agora, the Hill of the Nymphs, and the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos.

 

Walking past the “living” proof of ancient Greeks’ greatness, we will be exposed to stimuli that will generate vivid discussions on several aspects of their private lives. What were the passions of the ancient Gods? How did ancient Greek society regard marriage and family? What were the expected behavioral patterns for men and women? Was there paid love in the streets of Athens? What was the case of erastai (lovers) and what did “appropriate” and “latent” love mean? Let us be a bit… indiscreet… let us snoop into their private rooms and come closer to the grandeur of virtue, as they perceived it. After this 3-hour Athens walking tour is over, you will have discovered a lot of interesting facts about the Ancient Greek civilization, explored some of the best attractions in Athens and had a lot of fun!

 

3. Practical Info

 

Duration: 3 hours
Language: English, Ελληνικά, Sign language (upon request)
Location: Athens
When:

Daily, at 09:00, 10:00, 15:30 or 16:30
(Flexible start time for the private tour)

Group size: Up to 8 people
Price per person:

49€

Good to know:
  • This Athens walking tour is suitable for adults only
  • This tour is LGBTQ-friendly
What's included:
  • Services of our amazing storyteller and local guide
  • All materials necessary for the realization of the activities during the walking tour
  • A traditional drink per person during our 'symposium'
  • Extra tips and stories about Athens
  • All taxes
Not included:
  • Any extra drinks or food
  • Gratuities (optional)

 

 

LGBTQ Athens walking tour

 

Notes:

The meeting point for this Athens walking tour is the Kerameikos Metro station. Detailed meeting information will be sent to you upon booking.

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