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History & Democracy in classical Athens, Experiential Workshop at Pnyx provided by Hellas Revival

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The entire experience is outdoors and the group is small, usually 2-5 participants.
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You'll start at
Apostolou Pavlou 7
Apostolou Pavlou 7, Athina 105 55, GreeceOutside Thision Open Air Cinema
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    Pnyx
    Stop: 100 minutes -
    Our experience will begin by getting our ancient Greek names that we will use during the workshop. Then we will walk uphill for about 300m until we arrive at the archeological site of Pnyx (free entrance). We will take our position under shaded trees, right next to the carved steps where the Athenians spoke during the Assembly (Ekklesia). You will go through the history of Athens from 20th to 5th ce bc, focusing on the facts that led to the birth of Democracy at that particular place and time. You will learn in detail how democracy was performed during the Golden Century. Then, you will discuss its pros and cons and compare it with today. Finally you will practice it yourself by speaking and voting, using the Waterthief (ceramic water timer) and the Ostracon (ceramic voting disk), both objects are unique replicas of the ancient objects. A productive and joyful way to learn all about the Athenian political system, and develop your critical thought and self-reflection.
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Pnyx
Pnyx, Athens 117 41, GreeceNo specific drop off point. Everyone is free to discover the rest attractions of the Philopappos hill!
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Departure Point
Apostolou Pavlou 7, Athina 105 55, Greece
Duration
1h 40m
Return Details
Pnyx, Athens 117 41, Greece
Inclusions
  • Expert facilitator (Historian-Archaeologist, MA holder)
  • Usage of the Waterthief (ceramic water-timer, replica of the ancient object)
  • Ostrakon (ceramic voting disk, replica of the ancient object), use it and keep it as commemorative
  • Liability Insurance
Exclusions
  • NOT a guided tour. It is an interactive history workshop for beginners focusing on Democracy..
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This workshop is highly interactive, therefore requires at least 2 people to participate. Moreover, this is an outdoor experience therefore it also requires good weather. In case it is canceled due to poor weather, or due to fewer than 2 participants, you will be notified at least 3 hours ahead, and will be offered the option to choose between a different date, a similar workshop, or a full refund.
  • Language is plain English. There will be no difficult words or terminology.
  • There are no toilets or canteens on the hill. Near Pnyx, in the area of Thisio, there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops.
  • As this workshop takes place at a Historical site, involving Heritage and Cultural aspects, all participants are required to respect ethic, law and respectful conduct etiquette (soberness, cleanliness, photo/video shooting, dress-code, loudness etc) and be respectful and polite during the entire session. Our facilitator has the right to terminate your participation without any refund in case your behavior is disrespectful in regards to the place or the people.
  • Limited Availability! Please secure your place at least 5 days ahead.
  • Suitable for adults and teenagers over 12years old. You may bring your younger children with you, preferably over 8years old (we have an ancient Greek board game for 2 that could keep them company).
  • There will be a 300m uphill walk in order for us to arrive at the Pnyx speaker’s platform, which could be physically demanding. Please ensure that you wear comfortable shoes and clothes and that are suitably fit to allow full participation.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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HellenicTravel & Events wrote a review May 2019
Athens, Greece3 contributions
Plesant people, well though out and planned, expert and knowlegeable facilitator, fun and valuable insights, at the exact location where Democracy was born! What more can one ask in getting to know how it felt to be an Athenian and vote at the Assembly? It is recommended to all
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from HellasRevival, General Manager at History & Democracy in classical Athens, Experiential Workshop at Pnyx
Responded 7 May 2019
Thank you, for your kind words and active participation. We look forward in having you join us again, soon!
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Eric M wrote a review May 2019
Athens, Greece3 contributions
What a great experience! I participated in the "Pnyx: Democracy and Everyday Life in Classical Athens" workshop and really loved it. I am a history buff and enjoy reading about ancient Greek history. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience to be learning about the origins
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Response from HellasRevival, General Manager at History & Democracy in classical Athens, Experiential Workshop at Pnyx
Responded 7 May 2019
Thank you Eric, for your warm comments and active participation. We look forward in having you join us again, soon!
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By: Hellas Revival
theodorap465
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Highly recommended
I participated to this activity with my partner, while we travelled Greece. As I come from Greece, I wanted to do s
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H5279HEchristinal
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Highly recommended for families!!!!!
I visited Athens with my family in November. We attended the workshop with my little boys aged 5 and 8. They loved
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E2154HDchristinap
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Great activity
I really enjoyed this day of adventure led by Valia. I visited it with my boyfriend as we wanted to do something re
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EvaVoyage19
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Amazing experience
I visited Athens for a few days and i decided to join this experience with my nephews! It was a great opportunity f
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Johnfigler
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Loved it!!!
One of the best experiences of my life. The place was beautiful and our guide Valia really made us travel back in a
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Jasminebass1994
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The best experience ever!
In January I had the best experience ever! I went at the National Garden with my family. There my children learned
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DionysisDel
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The best family activity in Athens!
I visited Athens for some days, during my trip in Greece last year. Among several activities that I tried with the
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JhdWright
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A fantastic experience
The experience was great! The organizer was enjoyable and knowledgeable! We discussed what it means to be a good pe
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peterlarson1
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Great experience
Georgia was amazing! Managed to give a modern meaning to Plato's theory.We discussed about the manipulation of the
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BaderL1
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Basic tour
It was very basic, didn't talk much about history and just dealt with the allegory of the cave for most of the tour
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562ca
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An excellent experience and interactive workshop!
We had the pleasure of attending this workshop In November. We met the workshop academics on site at the original
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Kellykaps
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A magical step back in time.
This was such a unique and emersive experience. A once in a lifetime to first hand develop a deep understanding o
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JasonProson
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Cool!!
Do philosophy, not read about it! Finally had the chanse to debate my wife and win!! Well done guys, keep on!
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Lisa M
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You will love it!
I finally found something where I could actually live out my passion for philosophy! It was very well organized wit
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HellenicTravelEvent
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Excellent Travel Activities in Athens
Off the beaten path, authentic activities and workshops on classical Greece. A must-do for everyone!
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