The Greek Story provides unforgettable interactive plays into ancient Greek myths and philosophy
The Greek Story offers cultural tourism immersive experiences, throughout which Ancient Greek myths, narrations and practices are revived. During the revival, the traveler has the chance not only to savour the artistic dimension of the performance, but also to actively participate in its unfolding. Our innovative mission is to allow tourists to experience firsthand the ancient Greek civilization, rather than simply observe it from afar. We create participatory, interactive, and vibrant experiences, unique in the Greek tourist scenario.
Our event for summer 2020 is the “Plato’s Cave Allegory”
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!
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 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.
Water, cold herbal tea, sweet treats
Entry/Admission – Museum Herakleidon
Departure & Return
Departure point: Central Athens, Thissio metro station (green line)
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
What To Expect
Expect us as modern Greeks with a touch of ancient wardrobe. Ancient Greeks knew how to have fun while philosophizing and our intention is to do the same 😉 Be prepared to laugh, develop deep thoughts about life, meet new people and take a lot of pictures.
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)
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.