During our seminar we’ll get acquainted with the remarkable city of Athens, its history and its everyday life. More specifically we will visit:
Athen’s vibrant historic centre that depicts the coexistence of different eras. Monastiraki with its flea market, Plaka with its labyrinth streets and neoclassical architecture, and Thission with its lively pedestrian streets offering views of the Acropolis.
- The Syntagma Square with the Parliament building and the Unknown Soldier Monument guarded by the Evzones, the famous presidential guards.
- The Acropolis of Athens, the “Sacred Rock” as the Greeks call it, proclaimed in 2007 as the preeminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments. “The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilisation and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world. The most important monuments were built during [the second half of the 5th century BC]: the Parthenon, built by Ictinus, the Erechtheon, the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles and the small temple Athena Nike.” UNESCO
- The New Acropolis Museum, at the foot of Acropolis, that exhibits sculptures, pediments and friezes from the Acropolis temples and offers breathtaking views of the Sacred Rock.
- The Ancient Agora, the commercial, political and religious centre of ancient Athens; this visit will give us the opportunity to become acquainted with the Classical Athenian democracy
- Kerameikos, the ancient cemetery of Athens; a museum on the site exhibits grave steles and other archaeological finds.
- The Panathinaiko Stadium, which hosted the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896. Reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium, it is the only major stadium in the world built entirely of white marble.
- The National Archaeological Museum, one of the world’s greatest museums. Its abundant collection, with more than 20,000 exhibits, provides a panorama of Greek civilisation from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.
- The Benaki Museum, the largest private museum in Greece. Founded in 1930, its wide collections of Greek art span from prehistory to modern times.
COURSE FEE: 650€
(Cost does not include: Accommodation and meals, travel insurance, airplane or ferry tickets, optional activities)
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Arrival & registration
Welcome meeting (20.00 pm)
Monday to Friday
Morning & Early afternoon
11.30-12.00: Coffee break
14.00-17.30: Lunch & break
Monday to Friday
- Greek dance lessons
- Site visits
- Presentation of students’ projects