What’s in a pot? Myths, Games & Pottery Tour
Through ancient Greek pottery, we learn about life in Ancient Greece, kids, games, Greek Gods and myths. Ancient Greek children’s toys were made of ceramics and pottery was important for both household and decoration. Did you know that the Greeks believed that goddess Athena invented the potter’s the wheel!?
Travel back in time and join the children in Ancient Greece and the Greek Gods in an adventurous walking tour through car-free streets of Athens. Learn more about the ancient pottery craft, play ancient games, enter mythological contests and create your own pottery. This tour introduces the magical world of the Greek Gods, Ancient Greece and the craft of pottery in a fun and creative way!
This 3-hour walking tour for families is an ideal way for everyone to have an educative and fun time during their vacation in Athens. A creative kid-friendly storyteller and field expert will lead the way through ancient Athens via storytelling, music and games. The guide will invite you to take up roles with mighty powers, join ancient Greek games and tell you fascinating stories from Greek mythology. Participate all together in exciting activities while learning more about ancient Greek life and the role of Athens’ most important sites, such as the Acropolis, the Pnyx and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. After the walking tour, your family will enter an authentic pottery workshop and will create their very own ceramic masterpiece.
- This Ancient Athens Myths, Games and Pottery Tour starts at Ancient Kerameikos; the heart of ancient Greek pottery where your family will learn about the history and craft of Greek pottery. You will see the Ancient Gymnasium, where kids went to school and played games in Ancient Athens.
- Next stop is at Thiseio Pedestrian Street with street vendors. Once the pottery market of Ancient Athens, Thiseio is the place were made products are continuously sold for more than 2 millennia.
- We continue our walk while listening to stories about the mythological Zeus and Pan and we will pass by their Sanctuaries.
- At the serene and green Hill of The Nymphs (Philoppapos) we will learn about the role of nature in Ancient Greece and we will meet Arachne.
- We will walk down the hill towards the Acropolis via the most famous pedestrian street of Athens: Dionysiou Areopagitou.
- At the steps of ancient music theatre Odeon Herodus Atticus, you may hear ancient Greek tunes or find your very own divine melody…
- At the end of our walking tour, we will connect the ancient pottery past with the present by visiting a Pottery Workshop located in Plaka. where kids will create their very own Greek pottery with the guidance of professional potters.
Our kid-friendly guide will keep the kids engaged throughout the tour with the art of storytelling, re-enacting the ancient myths, games and questions. The walking tour will be via green and spacious car-free streets full of vibrant stores and merchants, beautiful views and street musicians.
If you want to love fantasy, storytelling and interactive role-playing, this family activity is a great way to learn more about Ancient Greece and to create your very own pottery masterpiece!
Families should know
- The route of this walking tour is entirely car-free
- The walking tour is 90 minutes and so is the workshop
- The walking tour can be booked without the pottery workshop
- Make sure that you wear comfortable shoes and take a hat and sunscreen as well as a bottle of water
- The games and narrative are designed for kids between the age of 6-12 years old
- Younger siblings can join because there is plenty of space for play and running around safely
- The walk does not include a visit to the Acropolis
- Parents have the option to participate in the pottery workshop against an extra charge
- This walking tour combines ancient Greek gods, street games and a pottery workshop
Kids will love
- The lively narration and ‘magical powers’ of the nymph expert storyteller
- Role-playing and learning more about the Greek Gods
- Letting go of energy during fun games in open spaces
- Making their own pottery the ancient way
Parents will love
- The experiential storytelling of all the myths and legends, debating and questioning
- The amazing ancient ruins along the way
- The must-visit spectacular viewpoint onto the Acropolis from Philoppapos Hill
- Feeling worry-free and join their kids in playing games together and having fun
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