Online Event: City Tour: The Acropolis of Athens

21 Sep, -
Online Online
SUSU

FREE

Online Event: City Tour: The Acropolis of Athens

"Discover the ancient archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens on a live virtual tour from the birthplace of democracy and philosophy, and the home of Plato, Sophocles and Thucydides.


You will virtually walk uphill on the Acropolis Sacred Rock and stop above the Herodion, a roman age amphitheatre built in the 2nd century AD which has amazing acoustics and it's one of the most celebrated theatres in Greece. 


The next stop will be in front of the Propylaia (the Monumental Gateway) to admire the impressive 2500 years old Doric columns. 


Looking towards the left side you will find the Temple of Athena Nike, a shrine dedicated to Victorious Athena. Athena and Nike were both worshipped there. 


Across the Acropolis, you will see:


the Hill of Pnyx, the place where the citizen's popular assembly met to vote when the first democracy was established; 


the Hill of the Nymphs with the National Observatory on its top; 


the Hill of Ares (Hill of Mars) where Apostle Paul preached Christianity many centuries later,


the Agora of Athens, the market, and the heart of democracy and philosophy as Socrates and Plato taught their ideas.


Walking through the Monumental Gateway you will discover the Erechteion, famous for its Caryatids porch with the 6 lady statues, and after looking at the elegant sculptures you will find the sacred olive tree of Goddess Athena. This tree was a gift to the people of Athens, and you will hear the story behind its appearance.


Your final stop will be the Parthenon, the symbol of democratic Athens, and although all the lines of the temple appear to be straight, the structure is in fact curved. Join this virtual tour and your tour guide will tell you why!"


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The Organisers

We are the University of Southampton Students’ Union (also called "SUSU"). We are here to represent the voice of students at every level and ultimately make their university experience unforgettable. Independent from the University, we're run by students, for students!