Aristophanes Games & Acropolis Museum

The treasures of the Acropolis Museum, combined with a fun-filled activity in Plaka!

Duration

2.5 hours

When

Mon-Sun, upon request

Languages

english, french

Looking for a more interesting way to see some of the highlights of Athens and play games inspired by ancient Greek art and culture? Here's an experience you won't want to miss. Take a quick, fun tour of the Acropolis Museum and then engage in some amusing and original activities, based on the comedies of ancient playwright Aristophanes, involving teamwork, imagination and quick thinking.

This is a Corporate Tour

Please contact us for a quote depending
on your group size

Highlights

  • Tour the Acropolis Museum, one of the top ten museums in the world

  • Play original games that you’ve never done before, all connected to ancient Athens

  • Explore hidden corners of Plaka and enjoy professional storytelling performances

  • Learn about Aristophanes, the greatest Greek comic playwright, and find out why his work is still relevant today

What you can expect

Your activity starts at the Acropolis Museum, where you'll have a chance to learn about the architecture and the construction of this outstanding museum, rated among the top ten museums in the world. You'll also find out about Classical Athens during its Golden Age and the social, political and philosophical factors that led to Athens becoming a superpower, and you'll view one of the great cultural treasures in the world, the Parthenon Marbles.

After the visit to the museum, you'll have the chance to explore the charming district of Plaka, the city's oldest neighborhood, and take part in two super fun activities based on the comedies of Aristophanes. The works of this great playwright, which deal with issues of governmental power, civic responsibility and human nature are more relevant than ever, considering the current social and economic situation, not only in Athens but on a global level.

These activities take place in corners of Plaka far from the beaten path, where you a professional storyteller will give a short performance based on the comedies of Aristophanes. Then you will be split in teams to work together – and against each other - to complete tasks inspired by these wonderful ancient stories. The quickest and most imaginative team will be the winner!

In the end, you'll have gained a greater understanding of the principles and lifestyle of Ancient Greece in an interactive, educational and thoroughly enjoyable manner!

Practical info

Duration
2.5 hours
Languages
english, french
When
Mon-Sun, upon request

Good to know

  • The Museum part of this activity can be replaced with a guided visit to the Acropolis if you wish

What's included

  • Professional storyteller
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Supporting props & materials for the activities

Not included

  • Entry fees
  • Food and/or drinks
  • Transfers from/to the starting point of the tour
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You'll love:

This uniquely fun approach to learning about the culture of ancient Greece and the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka.

Aristophanes Games & Acropolis Museum

Awards & Accolades

Testimonials

"We sampled food and drinks from about 10 different places within an easy walking distance from the central square. Everything we tried was amazing!"

Justin G

"Traveling to Delphi was wonderful. But what made the experience the best part of traveling to Athens were the guides and staff of Alternative Athens-Elisavet and Tania were so great!! . Yes, it's more expensive than maybe some other touring companies, but it's entirely worth it. I hope to travel back to Greece soon and I will certainly be reaching out to Alternative Athens for another tour."

Sarah Y

"Highly recommended - it will make your visit to Athens! We had a fabulous half day with Ilias trying lots of delicious Greek food. We were stuffed at the end of it! Ilias was really knowledgeable about both the food and the history of Athens and was also really lovely. All the food stops were great and we went back to some of them after the tour. We also got lots of good tips on places to visit after the tour from Ilias."

187069Amy - UK, TripAdvisor