The Theatre Museum, Athens & Tolon

The Theatre Museum was founded in 1938. In its collections are included a unique archive of manuscripts and books dating back to 18Th century, theatre programmes,  photographs, negatives, slides, posters, newspaper articles, photos  and audiovisual  material of theatrical  performances of Greek or foreign plays.

One of the most important sections of the museum is that of the ancient greek theatre, with valuable material of performances of ancient greek tragedies that took place in different theatres like the theatre of Epidaurus, or the Odeon of Herod Atticus.

The student group visit to the museum can be combined with the city tour of Athens, or with a workshop of an ancient tragedy mask production.

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Agora of Athens

The Agora, the marketplace and civic centre, was one of the most important parts of ancient Athens. As well as a place where people gathered to buy and sell all kinds of commodities, it was also where people assembled to discuss all kinds of topics: business, politics, current events, or the nature of the universe and the divine.  The Agora of Athens, where ancient Greek democracy first came to life, provides a wonderful opportunity t read more ...

Ancient Tragedy Mask Workshop

Inspire your students with a workshop that allows you to present a performance based on the ancient Tragedy mask and showing its importance to the Greek Drama. The classical ‘helmet’ mask as depicted by archaeological evidence is considered by classicists as one of the defining conventions of Greek theatre and the image of the mask was also more than a functional device, it also had practical applications. I read more ...

Royal Palace

A wonderful example of Neoclassical architecture, the Royal Palace offers a unique architectural beauty. Presently it serves as the seat of Hellenic Parliament and houses the National Assembly Room, the office of the president of the Assembly, the Archives and other services.

The Acropolis

The Acropolis and its monuments are symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form perhaps the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek antiquity to the world. In the second half of the fifth century bc, Athens, following the victory against the Persians and the establishment of democracy, took a leading position amongst the other city-states of the ancient world. In the age that followed an exceptiona read more ...

The Parthenon

The Parthenon is a beautiful temple which was dedicated to the Greek maiden goddess Athena. It was finally completed in 438bc and is the most important and controversial surviving building in Classical Greece, generally considered to be the peak of the development of the Doric order. Student groups would visit this as part of a full day guided tour of Athens.

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