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A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

A walk through the Museum with an archaeologist

Gallery Talks

Evening walks through the Museum exhibition galleries, making unanticipated stops and various discussions, together with an Archaeologist-Host.

1 July, 2016 to 25 December, 2020
Info: 

For registration, please refer to the Information Desk at the Museum entrance on the same day. First-in first-served.

Venue: 
Museum's exhibition areas
Language: 
English, Greek
Duration: 
60 minutes
Hours: 
English: every Friday at 6 p.m. / Greek: every Friday at 8 p.m.
Tickets: 
The gallery talk is free of charge. Only the general admission fee to the Museum is required.
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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01/07/2016 to 25/12/2020
 
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
 
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
Info: 

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
 
Robert McCabe - Katerina Lymperopoulou: ‘’The Last Monk of Strofades’’

Robert McCabe - Katerina Lymperopoulou: ‘’The Last Monk of Strofades’’

Exhibition

In a secluded corner of the Ionian Sea is a small windswept islet, just one third the length of a typical airport runway, the island of Stamfani in the Strofades group.

14 May, 2020 to 13 September, 2020
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Despite its size, the island is important for its human history and its rich flora and fauna, thanks to its unique geological structure. Dominating the landscape is a castle-monastery founded by a Byzantine emperor in which a self-sufficient monastic community flourished for centuries. In the defensive tower of the complex is a fortified church – a unique example in the Orthodox world – that provided protection from ruthless pirates, Turks and Algerians.

Today, this monumental complex poses a huge challenge for Greece. Decisions must be taken promptly. The monastery is in critical condition, with an urgent need for restoration after two catastrophic earthquakes. The next one could spell the end of it. The island has strong links with St Dionysios, who served as a monk starting in 1568 and at his request was buried there. But in 1717 his relics and the seat of the monastery were “temporarily” transferred to neighboring Zakynthos after the monks were slaughtered during a brutal raid.

Could the complex come to life again as a functioning monastery?

Photographs selected by Robert McCabe and research by a team of experts organized by Katerina Lymperopoulou bring the island and its issues to life. The exhibition is in a sense a tribute to the last monk of the Strofades, who maintained the complex basically alone for almost 38 years and was a compelling but lonely voice for its restoration. In addition to Stamfani’s human history the exhibition will illuminate its remarkable and unexpected rôle in the natural world as an important migratory bird station and the site of one of the most significant forests in western Greece.

Venue: 
Benaki Museum of Greek Culture
Language: 
Greek, English
Duration: 
14/05/2020 - 13/09/2020
Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:10:00-18:00 Thursday:10:00-00:00 Sunday:10:00-16:00 Closed on Tuesday
Tickets: 
€ 8, € 6 Benaki Museum membership provides free admission. More information at benaki.org/support.
Special remarks: 
Credit cards are accepted
Wheelchair accessible
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14/05/2020 to 13/09/2020