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Ancient Games Time Travel: A Playdate in Athens National Garden | A 1.5 hours Experience

    Experience a delightful family adventure in the heart of Athens at the National Gardens. This unique activity takes you on a journey back in time to explore the toys and children’s games of ancient Greece, offering both educational insights and a fun time. Follow our enthusiastic facilitator, so you and your kids engage a hands-on exploration of the timeless importance of play. 

    As you enter the National Gardens, once the Palace’s Garden and hunting grounds for Greek kings, you’ll learn about childhood in Athens and Sparta, the two most important cities of ancient Greece. Discover the toys, materials, and games of antiquity through real objects, photographs, and engaging dialogue.

    The tour begins at the main gate of the National Botanical Garden, where you’ll be introduced to the world of ancient children. Explore the history of education and childhood in ancient Greece, comparing the contrasting cultures of Athens and Sparta. Garden’s scenic paths are surrounded by rare and unique flora that will amaze you.

    The highlight of the tour is the interactive playtime, where you and your family will participate in five ancient Greek games using exclusive replicas of ancient objects. 

    At the end of the activity, you’ll receive a unique souvenir to remember this engaging and educational activity. This 90-minute activity is perfect for families with kids aged 6 to 12. The games are customized to suit different age groups and skill levels, ensuring a joyful and interactive experience for all.

    Families should know

    • You will receive a map of the National Gardens and a gift for the family.
    • The transfer from/to the meeting point is not included.

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    Kids will love

    • The replicas of toys and games
    • Playing like an Ancient Greek
    • Be outdoors

    Parents will love

    • The National Gardens
    • Discussing about Athen’s and Sparta’s educational systems
    • Exploring the childhood in Ancient Greece
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