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The Love Life of Ancient Greeks
walking tour

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

Athens

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 very alternative walking tour, 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 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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1. Highlights 

 

  • Ancient art depicting love scenes of the past
  • The mischiefs of the Gods and their spicy love stories
  • Our very own ‘symposium’ and the local drinks we will share
  • The creative theatrical play about Aphrodite and the standards of beauty then and now

 

  • “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 of 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

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, Praxitelis, 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 walk, we will discover beautiful neighbourhoods 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 behavioural 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.

 

3. Practical Info

 

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

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

Group size: Up to 8 people
Price per person:

49€

Good to know: This tour is suitable for adults only.
What's included:
  • Services of our amazing storyteller and local guide
  • All materials necessary for the realisation of the activities
  • 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)

 

 

The love life of ancient Greeks tour Athens

 

Notes:

Meeting point is the Kerameikos Metro station. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.

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