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Private Family STEM Tour in Athens

    Are you ready for an ultimately family-friendly STEM tour in Athens? As you walk around Athens, you will come across many examples of ancient science and technology. Your private family-friendly tour guide will take you to some of the most intriguing landmarks of the ancient world and explain how these wicked inventions worked.

    Our brand-new tour appeals to those who love math, geometry, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in general.

    1st stop: Museum of Herakleidon

    Herakleidon Museum official website
    Source: Herakleidon Museum official website

    Explore the Museum of Herakleidon, a technological museum that focuses on antiquity, with emphasis on the achievements of the ancient Greeks and the triptych of Science, Art and Mathematics.

    A new section of the museum focuses on the century of research during which scientists have tried to understand the Antikythera Mechanism. Through rare exhibits that are being shown for the first time, early and contemporary models of the mechanism, explanatory texts, drawings, and photographs, the Museum Herakleidon is presenting to the general public pivotal moments in the study of the most complicated mechanism of antiquity (2nd-1st cent. BC).

    The museum aims to showcase the advanced scientific knowledge of the ancient Greeks, their mathematical and technological achievements and, most importantly, their innovative spirit.

    Among others, the section also includes a more recent interactive reproduction of the Antikythera Mechanism. (the Original is in the Archeological Museum of Athens). Visit there can be arranged separately. 

    2nd stop: Ancient Agora and Temple of Hephaestus

    Ancient Agora, Athens
    Ancient Agora, Athens

    At the heart of the ancient Athenians’ life, the Ancient Agora, we will find the ‘Ground Zero’. It is the point that served as the starting point for any distance measurement for the ancient people. You will also discover the special method they used to measure the distance between places, which involved a wheel, and in which unit.

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    Under the shadow of the trees, you will also walk where the great Socrates used to teach philosophy to his pupils and anyone who cared to listen. You will discover his views on mathematics and also discuss about another great Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras, founder of the Pythagoras Theorem. You will also have the chance to test the Pythagorean Cup, a masterpiece of hydraulic technology of the ancient Greeks, and discover the life lessons behind it.

    Finally, you will marvel at the ancient Temple of Hephaestus, one of the most well-preserved ancient Greek temples, and discuss the engineering innovations of the ancient Greeks. How could they build such grand temples with the tools they had available back then?

    3rd stop: Tower of Winds

    The Tower of Winds, Athens
    The Tower of Winds, Athens

    Your family will be fascinated to learn about the Tower of the Winds – the first meteorological station in the world! Also known as the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes, this unique structure could measure time and show the direction of the wind using various ancient innovations.

    During this guided tour, you and your kids will will be able to sit at the foot of this impressive monument. Ready to discover more from your family-friendly guide about the technology involved in this building and how it evolved over the millenia?

    Families should know

    • Admission tickets for all points of interest are not included
    • During the tour, you will have the opportunity to discuss various things related to STEM
    Address: Athens

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    Kids will love

    • Exploring the mythology behind ancient Greek science and technology
    • Learn about ancient Greek philosophers and mathematicians
    • The engineering innovations of the ancient Greeks

    Parents will love

    • The secrets hidden behind Ancient Agora and Temple of Hephaestus
    • Learning fascinating things about ancient science and technology with your kids
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