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A walk through ancient Olympia

A walk through ancient Olympia

Digital Projection

This programme provides a complete tour to the sacred site of ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC. Monuments and sacred buildings come to life, enabling visitors to participate in the events and the rituals of the Olympic Games and to learn about the history of the city: the temple of Zeus, a model of Doric peripteral temple with magnificent sculpted decoration, the Heraion, the oldest monumental building of the sanctuary, dedicated to the goddess Hera, the Gymnasium, which was used for the training of javelin throwers, discus throwers and runners, the Palaestra, where the wrestlers, jumpers and boxers trained, the Leonidaion, which was where the official guests stayed, the Bouleuterion, where athletes, relatives and judges took a vow that they would upheld the rules of the Games, the Stadium, where most of the events took place, the Treasuries of various cities, where valuable offerings were kept, the Philippeion, which was dedicated by Philip II, king of Macedonia, after his victory in the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC.

1 March, 2017 to 31 December, 2022
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A complete digital tour in English to the sacred site of Ancient Olympia in the 2nd century BC.

Venue: 
Tholos
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
1 h
Hours: 
13:00
Tickets: 
7€-12€
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/03/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

A Walk Through Ancient Miletus

Virtual Reality

The city of Miletus on the western coast of Asia Minor, one of the most important cities in Ionia, comes to life again in the Virtual Reality production
“A Walk Through Ancient Miletus”. This production, in the special environment of immersion of “Tholos”, uses some new technical characteristics, which allow the development of multiple directions of digital life in the virtual space and not a predetermined course.

4 September, 2017 to 31 December, 2022
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Starting again in September, guided tours are offered in Greek & English for groups.
At the Virtual Reality programme there is a tour at the meninsula and the city of Miletus, as it was 2,000 years ago. Visitors can explore the virtual city and learn about the most important public buildings. Starting from the gate at the Port of the Lions, they enter the sanctuary of Apollo Delphinios. Then, they visit the Ionian Stoa, which housed the stores of the city, the Hellenistic Gymnasium, the North Agora and the Bouleuterion, being able to see even the details of the buildings' architecture. They can “fly” over the city for one last panoramic view of the perfect city planning design, or even “dive” into its port.

Organization / Production: 
FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Venue: 
Tholos, Virtual Reality Theatre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
30-50 min
Hours: 
Projections offered only by appointment for groups
Tickets: 
5-12 euro
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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04/09/2017 to 31/12/2022
 
EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

EUREKA: Science, Art & Technology of the Ancient Greeks

Exhibition

Τhe building located at 16 Herakleidon street hosts the unit “Automata” and a large, at a scale of 3:1, model of the Antikythera Mechanism.
In the building located at 37 Apostolou Pavlou street, the unit “Technology of War in Ancient Greece” presents aspects of the military technology of the Ancient Greeks.

1 August, 2019 to 31 July, 2020
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The collaboration between ΕΔΑΒυΤ and Museum Herakleidon has resulted in the present exhibition units dedicated to the Technology of War in Ancient Greece, Automata and the Antikythera Mechanism. This exhibition is under the aegis of the Hellenic Ministries of Culture and Sports, and of Education, Research and Religion.

Organization / Production: 
Museum Herakleidon & ΕΔΑΒυΤ
Hours: 
Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 - 14:00 / Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Tickets: 
7 € normal ticket (for both buildings), 5 € reduced ticket
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
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01/08/2018 to 31/07/2020
 
Dinosaurs at Dusk

Dinosaurs at Dusk

Digital Projection

Dinosaurs at Dusk is a 44-min show produced by Mirage3D for digital dome theatres. It is presented at "THOLOS", the Virtual Reality Theater of Hellenic Cosmos.
A learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly.
You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight.
When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs.
Science content includes topics such as continental drift, proper motion of stars, asteroids and impacts, extinctions and the convergent development of flight among species.

2 March, 2019 to 31 December, 2022
Organization / Production: 
HELLENIC COSMOS
Venue: 
Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
Language: 
Greek
Duration: 
45"
Hours: 
-
Special remarks: 
Parking
Reservations are accepted
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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02/03/2019 to 31/12/2022
 
Theatrical guided tour: Have a gas!

Theatrical guided tour: Have a gas!

Exhibition

A theatrical tour in English

...to have a thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable and amusing time!

Through a novel theatrical tour led by an actor, the gasworks, which provided the city of Athens with energy and lighting for 130 years, comes to life. A unique historical site of great industrial heritage becomes a living museum where the buildings, the streets, the machinery and their surroundings become the natural setting of this …unexpected walking tour, enriched with a theatrical performance! You will definitely experience a fascinating time travel as the expert guide breathes life into various characters and their stories from the factory’s foundation in the 1850s until today. Following the gas production line, from coal loading to gas measurement, and its technological advances, we stimulate our senses: we smell the factory’s odors, we listen to people’s stories, we get in touch with the old machinery and we admire the historical treasures of the gas world.

Performer: Yiannis Askaroglou, “Anemomiloi” theater group

Keep in mind that:

Theatrical tours are performed in English and last 60 minutes.
Tours are available for groups of 10-30 persons
If you would like to request a theatrical guided tour for a group, please call (+30) 213 010 9325 or email gasmuseum@athens-technopolis.gr
Price per person: 15€ (entrance included)
Well, let’s have a gas together!

About the Museum

The Industrial Gas Museum (IGM) is a unique historical site of great industrial heritage and is located in Technopolis City of Athens, an open city center cultural heritage site. IGM is a member of ICOM (International Council of Museums), ERIH (European Route of Industrial Heritage) and the Network of Museums and Cultural Institutions of Athens. IGM: 1 path, 6 buildings and 13 stops! Follow the gas production line, admire the mechanical equipment and learn about the workers’ role in the old plant.

16 February, 2020 to 7 June, 2020
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Watchtower

Go to the top floor of the New Watergas building and enjoy a breathtaking 360° view to the city!

A Tour for the Senses

Come to the IGM and find out what’s in the yellow boxes! Learn the history of the old gasworks through the magical world of the senses.

Guided tours

In English and French for groups of 10-30 persons (upon request)

Industrial Gas Museum Shop

Unique gifts, souvenirs, jewellery and books for children and grown-ups, inspired by the old gasworks.
*Special offers for groups.

Café

Discover the new menu and enjoy a coffee, drink or a snack in a unique industrial space in the city centre, at Technopolis City of Athens café.
*Special offers for groups.

Sky Walk

Climb, balance and… sharpen your wits on Sky Walk, an ultramodern action park, in complete safety.

Hours: 
12:00 13:00, 13:00 - 14:00
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16/02/2020 to 07/06/2020
 
Plato's Cave

Plato's Cave

Theatre

Join us for a playful stroll from the Ancient Agora to the Herakleidon Museum. Walk with us through the alleyways of Thissio while Hesiod’s poem Theogony unfolds. Follow our actors to Herakleidon Museum’s yard to play the Plato’s Cave allegory. Enjoy a private tour of the Museum’s exhibits. Form a circle and dance to the ancient rhythms. Live the myth! www.thegreekstory.com

Walk with us through the picturesque alley’s of Thissio and get ready for the myth of Theogony to be replayed before your eyes. Our stroll will lead to the museum Herakleidon. There, you will be treated with “nectar” (cold herbal tea), before the main act – “The allegory of Plato’s Cave” – unfolds. Through this experience you will gain a deeper understanding of the allegory. We will help you see beyond the shadows, towards the true essence of being.

Such an apocalypse calls for an ancient greek dance! Let’s celebrate life… in a dancing circle! Sit back, reflect and discuss, with ancient Greek sweets (ancient recipes: of course ;-)).

Now let’s leave the magnificent pebbled courtyard of the museum and see what the first floor has to offer us…”EUREKA”. This exhibition “Automata” presents reproductions of famous automated ancient machines, which were used to predict physical phenomena or just to impress others. Our actors will showcase the use of the most known specimens, such us the walking robot of Hero and Philo, and the Antikythera Mechanism. Let us show you how diachronic the ancient wisdom is and how you can savour the best of it.

The event is written and directed by the well-known theatrical director Nikos Amoyntzas. Our greek master and author Eleni Orithia Koulizaki has curated the details of the event to ensure the historical accuracy of the participatory play. The event is produced by Effrosyni Charami and Nikos Amoyntzas.

Inclusions
Water, cold herbal tea, sweet treats
Entry/Admission – Museum Herakleidon
Departure & Return
Departure point: Central Athens, Thissio metro station (green line)

Meeting Point: Thissio metro station
Return point: Herakleidon Museum, Iraklidon 16, Athina 11851. The Museum is in walking distance from Thissio metro station (green line).

Departs on Monday, Tuesday, 5:30pm June, July, August of 2020
Departs on Monday, Tuesday, 3:30pm May, September of 2020

Additional Info
Confirmation will be received at time of booking. This event is appropriate for teenagers over the age of 14. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
The play will be held in English, a basic knowledge of the language is required.
Recording (audiotaping or videotaping) during the performance is not allowed.
There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if group capacity is not met or due to rainy weather. In the event of such an occurrence, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
This group activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

Plato’s Cave event is held for the causes of ΕΝ.Π.ΑΝ. (Associations for Culture & Development)

Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

4 May, 2020 to 29 September, 2020
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Join us for a playful stroll from the Ancient Agora to the Herakleidon Museum. Walk with us through the alleyways of Thissio while Hesiod’s poem Theogony unfolds. Follow our actors to Herakleidon Museum’s yard to play the Plato’s Cave allegory. Enjoy a private tour of the Museum’s exhibits. Form a circle and dance to the ancient rhythms. Live the myth! www.thegreekstory.com

Organization / Production: 
ΕΝΠΑΝ
Venue: 
Herakleidon Museum
Language: 
English
Duration: 
2,5
Hours: 
Departs on Monday, Tuesday, 5:30pm June, July, August of 2020, Departs on Monday, Tuesday, 3:30pm May, September of 2020
Tickets: 
110 euros per person
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04/05/2020 to 29/09/2020