Helen by Euripides

Helen by Euripides - Comedy with a happy end!

Location: Athens, Greece

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Kid Friendly

Availability: This dinner experience is available all year around only every Wednesday.

Participants: From min.12 to max.20 persons

Language: Greek - English

Enjoy a VIP Dinner in the hall of Ancient Greek musical instruments at the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, accompanied by the harmonious sounds of the Ancient Greek Lyre. During this one-of-a-kind/ unique, small-group tour you will be granted special access to the museum after public visiting hours. First, you will experience a guided and virtual tour of an exceptional selection of fifty exhibits of the museum of Ancient Greek technology (from the robot-servant of Philon to the "cinema" of Heron and from the hydraulic clock of Archimedes to the analog computer of Antikythera),spanning the period from 2000 B.C up to the decline of the Ancient Greek world. Then you will savor a 4-course dinner of authentic Ancient Greek cuisine served with your choice of red or white wine in the hall of Ancient Greek musical instruments. Highlights VIP access to the Museum after public visiting hours Explore in a small group the fifty exhibits of the museum in an intimate atmosphere Enjoy a 4-course VIP Dinner of authentic Ancient Greek cuisine served with the wine of your choice Relax to the sounds of an Ancient Greek Lyre played by Aliki Markantonatou, the most important composer and performer of Ancient Greek Lyre Play table games of the Ancient Greeks What You Can Expect Meet your small group (limited from 6 to 16 people) at the Museum after your Pick up from your own Hotel. The knowledgeable museum guide will help you to discover that the technology of the Ancient Greeks, just before the decline of the ancient world, was surprisingly similar to the beginning of our modern technology. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are given the opportunity to experience the incredible technological achievements of the Ancient Greeks and to discover that the ancient Greeks had invented a “”cinema”;had devised automotive vehicles (automobiles); had used functional robots in order to serve them; and had discovered the beginning of the steam engine. Next, enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner inspired by Ancient Greek cuisine in the hall of Ancient Greek musical instruments, accompanied by a harmonious Ancient Greek Lyre. Complete your experience at the Museum of Ancient technology learning how to play the Ancient Greek Lyre and playing table games like the ancient Greeks used to do.

Included: Expert, English-speaking tour guide Small groups from 6 to 16 persons. (4 persons upon request) Hotel Pick up – Drop off Guided visit of the Museum of Ancient Technology after public visiting hours Entrance ticket to the Museum Local  taxes Welcome drink 4-course Dinner of Ancient Greek Cuisine served with your choice of red or white wine Musical entertainment with Ancient Greek Lyre Learning how to play table games of ancient Greece   Excluded: Gratuities Extra Drinks

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Athens in 30's

An exclusive night of reliving 1930s Athens with Pink Greek Champagne.

Location: Athens, Greece

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Kid Friendly

Availability: This show experience is available all year around only every Tuesday.

Participants: From min.14* to max.30 persons

Language: English

min. 14* to max.30 persons

Spend an evening immersed in an Athens 1930s environment with a 5-course dinner at the Aleria restaurant, located in the up-and-coming Metaxourgeio area of Athens. After your pick -up from your own hotel you will be brought to the restaurant, which is a perfectly restored villa from the early years of the previous century, and you will settle in for a menu of Greek 1930s specialities while listening to the epochal melodies and songs by Georgia Siakavara and Dimitris Klidis. Enjoy one of the city's newest cultural offerings, complete with live music .Lose yourself in the music and dancing, and delight your palate with the fine Greek flavors of a delicious meal. Highlights Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the 1930s in a 19th century Athens townhouse which is now Aleria restaurant Watch a 1930s Athens short film to understand how the city was at that time Experience a 5-course Dinner of the 1930s by the Chef Gikas Xenakis with a half bottle of Pink Greek Champagne Enjoy the melodies and the songs of one of Athens newest performances Dance to the melodies of swing What You Can Expect Meet your small group at the Aleria restaurant, a Neoclassical 19th century townhouse, located in the up-and-coming Metaxourgeio area of Athens, one of the most popular areas of Athens after your pick-up from your own hotel. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by your host and shown to an extravagant dining room, adorned with chandeliers and opulent furniture. Take a seat, with a glass of Pink Greek Champagne and some appetizers of this era, and watch a 1930s short film about Athens. Next, enjoy a 5-course menu of the 1930s era served with a half bottle of Pink Greek Champagne. Complete your experience of 1930s Athens by dancing to the rhythms of swing.

Included: Expert, English-speaking tour host Small groups of 30 people or less (min.14) Welcome drink with appetizers 5-course Dinner of Athens 1930s menu served with a half bottle of Pink Greek Champagne Live musical entertainment with songs of this era Hotel pick-up/drop-off Local taxes Live musical entertainment by Georgia Siakavara and Dimitris Klidis   Excluded: Gratuities Extra Drinks

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Ancient drama in the Greek natural environment

December 23-27, 2018

Ancient drama in the Greek natural environment

Package Includes :

4 Nights at the Hotel delle Nazioni in the city center (Fontana di Trevi)

Private transfers from and to the Airport with water-taxi

Italian-English Host 24/4

Porterage in –out of the Hotel

Christmas Eve Dinner in the Restaurant @Casa Coppelle(without drinks)

Christmas Lunch in a traditional Trattoria in Ariccia (without drinks)

Private Transfer from and to the Airport

English speaking local guide at disposition for the tours(Vatican City-Walking Tour)

Reservation of headsets for the tour of the Vatican City

Entrance tickets with reservation to skip the line for Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Private transfer to Ariccia

Private transfer to Florence

Private transfer to Castel Romano Designer Outlet

What's not Included:

Items of personal nature

Meals where non mentioned

Phone calls

Travel Insurance

Visas

Tips

A walking performance, where the participants are immersed in the unique beauty of the Greek natural environment while witnessing the powerful energies of ancient drama.

An embodied experience, where the participants follow the performers through the Greek island/seaside landscape, witnessing their embodiment of ancient archetypal characters as expressed in the texts of Euripides, Aeschylus and Sappho (in English and Greek). The event culminates with a session in rhythms and movements associated with ancient drama and the natural environment for all the participants.

After our breakfast in our hotel, we are going to visit the 42nd International Exhibition of the “100 Cribs” in Sale Bramante, in Piazza del Popolo.And later on, with our private van we are going to visit the village of Ariccia where we will be enjoying our Traditional Christmas Lunch. In the afternoon we come back to the Hotel, but how I said before… It’s Christmas and if we want we can enjoy a drink at the GIN Corner of the Hotel Andriano.

Our day is dedicated to the Christmas atmosphere of  Florence... traveling by the train.  We  are traveling with “frecciarossa" in Business Class.

I hope you can all experience Christmas in Rome. But I’m so happy that some of you will be there and will have “A Time To Remember” in my magical Rome.

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Bites of History and Gastronomy Tour

Bites of History and Gastronomy Tour

  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Kid Friendly
  • Availability: Daily (HS) - Wednesday (LS)
    (HS) 1st April-31st October - (LS) 1st November - 31st March
  • Participants: Up to 15 persons
  • Language: English / Spanish

65.00€

Per person

(Children 6-12 years old 50%)

  • Athens Walking Tour 2

  • Athens Walking Tour 1

  • Athens Walking Tour 5

  • Athens Walking Tour Central Market

  • Athens Walking Tour Kotzia Squar

  • Athens Walking Tour Miran

  • Athens Walking Tour Varvakeios 2

  • Athens Walking Tour Varvakeios 3

  • Athens Walking Tour Varvakeios

  • Athens Walking Tour Greek Coffee

  • Overview

    This tour will give us the opportunity to “taste” small bites of modern Greek history and architecture, as well as discover the secrets of Greek gastronomic tradition.

    Highlights

    • Syntagma Square/Constitution square
    • Military Pension Fund building ( City Link )
    • Fernando Botero’s sculpture, the bronze sculpture of the Abduction of Europa by Zeus
    • National Historical Museum
    • Museum of the city of Athens
    • Klathmonos Square
    • Kotzia Square
    • Varvakios Agora ( Central Market of Food)
    • Agios Ioannis stin Kolona/ Saint John at the Column
    • Miran Deli

    What You Can Expect

    We will start from Syntagma/Constitution square, which is fundamentally connected with the first official Greek Constitution and the political developments in the 19th and 20th centuries. As we stand at the upper part of the square we see in front of us the Greek Parliament, which used to be the Old Palace for the ex-kings and queens of Greece until 1922. We cross the road and get a closer look at the Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the Evzones, a special unit of the Greek Armed Forces, who stand proudly in perfect stillness. Passing by the Hotel Grande Bretagne we will reminisce about the gracious history of this grand hotel and we will reach the Military Pension Fund building, comprising today the CITY LINK: Athens’ Cosmopolitan Side. Theaters, eclectic shopping, gourmet dining and fine drinks are all available under the roof of an Athenian architectural landmark. At the end of the Gallery we have the chance to marvel at Fernando Botero’s sculpture, the bronze sculpture of the Abduction of Europa by Zeus.

    We will walk along Stadiou Street, an important boulevard since the foundation of the new Greek state in 1832.The street is named after the ancient Panathenaic Stadium located about 3 km southeast of the downtown core and is aligned directly with the ancient stadium. This street has existed since ancient times. Passing by the PaliaVouli/Old Parliament building, at Kolokotroni square, we find the imposing statute of Theodoros Kolokotronis, one of the most distinguished leaders of the Greek Revolution against the Ottomans. We will stop at Klathmonos square and the Museum of the City of Athens, which served as a residence for the first royal couple in Modern Greek history in 1836, King Othon and Queen Amalia, until they could build their palace.It now houses the Lambros Eftaxias’ collection of about 40.000 Athens related items. Now, we head towards Kotzia square and Athinas street.The architects of the new capital of the Greek State, Stamatis Kleanthis and Eduard Schaubert, designed a street that connected the ancient with the modern city. It was named after the goddess Athina/Minerva, the patron of Ancient Athens. We arrive at Athens City Hall on Kotzia square, which was initially named Ludovicos Square, in honor of King Othon’s father (Othon was the first King of Greece). As we get down towards Kotzia square we will stop for a while to taste kouloúria (sesame bread rings)

    We cross Athinas street getting to the Varvakios Agora (Athens Central Market). This is literally the Grand Central Station of food, where people from all walks of life converge to discover the freshest and most delicious ways to satiate their hunger. Make no mistake; everyone shops here, from celebrity chefs to neighborhood grocery store owners. Named after one of Greece’s national heroes, philanthropist and gentleman Ioannis Varvakis (1745-1825), it is a tribute to the everyman, as the Athens Central Market, aka the Varvakios, knows no class divides. The Varvakios once came close to demolition. It’s an historic open market with bioclimatic ventilation, built in 1886. We will wander in the meat market and the fish market to get to know the riches of the Greek seas, buy fruits and vegetables and finally, we will try a traditionally-brewed Greek coffee.

    Further down on Evripidou street we will stop at the well-known “Miran”charcuterie, to taste “tsipouro“or “ouzo” with pastrami, delicious sausages and smoked pork meat from the north or the south of Greece. Opposite is the little church of Agios Ioannis stin Kolona/ Saint John at the Column, named after the column inside the church. As we keep walking on Evripidou Street, we will make a stop at the “Bahar” shop, a famous Athenian spot for high quality spices. At the corner with Athinas street we find the “Tsakanikas” pastry shop. Here we will try scrumptious loukoumia(a sweet delicacy), the sugary delights. Our tour will finish at around 12.30-13:00 when we arrive at a local tavern to enjoy some traditional Greek food.

  • Important Info

    • Meeting point: Syntagma Metro Station
    • Meeting time: 08:45-09:00 am
    • Kick-off: at 09:00 am sharp
    Exit towards: You should wait on Syntagma Square as soon as you come up the last stairs and exit on the square.
    • Drop off location: Monastiraki area
    • This is a walking tour, so sneakers are recommended (no sandals)
    • Also, you may wish to carry a bottle of water with you
    • Finally, don’t forget hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, cameras, and your thirst for stories

    Included:

    • Walking Tour
    • English / Spanish Speaking Tour escort
    • Taste a selection of Greek specialties including koulouria (sesame bread rings) and Loukoumia
    • Drink a ‘Tsipouro’ at Miran with delicacies
    • Explore Varvakios Agora and learn about the city’s culinary history
    • Try a traditionally brewed Greek coffee
    • All taxes, VAT inclusive

     

    Excluded:

    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
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Experience a Dinner at the Museum

-VIP Dinner of Ancient Greek Cuisine at the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas

Location: Athens, Greece

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Kid Friendly

Availability: This dinner experience is available all year round only every Wednesday.

Participants: From min.4 to max.16 persons (2 persons 357.00€pp)

Language: English

min.4 to max.16 persons *2 persons 357.00€pp

Enjoy a VIP Dinner in the hall of Ancient Greek musical instruments at the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas, accompanied by the harmonious sounds of the Ancient Greek Lyre. During this one-of-a-kind/ unique, small-group tour you will be granted special access to the museum after public visiting hours. First, you will enjoy an experiential guided tour by the Museum’s qualified staff. During the tour you will have the chance to explore an exceptional selection out of 145 exhibits and 24 different thematic of the museum of Ancient Greek Technology. Starting from the robot-servant of Philon to the "cinema" of Heron and from the hydraulic clock of Archimedes to the analog computer of Antikythera, you will rediscover the period from 2000 B.C up to the decline of the Ancient Greek world. Then you will savor a 4-course dinner of authentic Ancient Greek cuisine by the Chef Achileas Politis served with your choice of red or white wine in the hall of Ancient Greek musical instruments. Highlights VIP access to the Museum after public visiting hours Explore in a small group a selection of exceptional exhibits of the museum in an intimate atmosphere Enjoy a 4-course VIP Dinner of authentic Ancient Greek cuisine by the Chef Achileas Politis served with the wine of your choice Relax to the sounds of an Ancient Greek Lyre played by Aliki Markantonatou, the most important composer and performer of Ancient Greek Lyre Play table games of the Ancient Greeks What You Can Expect Meet your small group (limited from 4 to 16 people) at the Museum after your Pick up from your own Hotel. The knowledgeable museum guide will help you to discover that the technology of the Ancient Greeks, just before the decline of the ancient world, was surprisingly similar to the beginning of our modern technology. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are given the opportunity to experience the incredible technological achievements of the Ancient Greeks and to discover that the ancient Greeks had invented a “”cinema”;had devised automotive vehicles (automobiles); had used functional robots in order to serve them; and had discovered the beginning of the steam engine. Next, enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner inspired by Ancient Greek cuisine in the hall of Ancient Greek musical instruments, accompanied by a harmonious Ancient Greek Lyre. Complete your experience at the Museum of Ancient technology learning how to play the Ancient Greek Lyre and playing table games like the ancient Greeks used to do.

Included: Expert, English-speaking tour guide Small groups from 4 to 16 persons. (2 persons 357.00€pp) Hotel Pick up – Drop off Guided visit of the Museum of Ancient Technology after public visiting hours Entrance ticket to the Museum Local  taxes Welcome drink 4-course Dinner of Ancient Greek Cuisine by the Chef Achileas Politis served with your choice of red or white wine Musical entertainment with Ancient Greek Lyre by Aliki Markantonatou Learning how to play table games of ancient Greece   Excluded: Gratuities Extra Drinks

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