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Ancient Greek Philosophy Tour
The history of Greek philosophy started from Ionia in the Asia Minor, which was the closest to and was most easily influenced by Persia (the cultural inheritance of the Mesopotamia). Due to Persian military expansions, the Ionian intellectuals and "technocrats" had to take the refuge to the rest of Magna Graeca, mainly to Southern Italy. As a result of this cultural transference, there were created the so-called migrant philosophers who brought the cultural heritage of the Asia Minor to Italy. As a result, the stage of philosophy was moved from Asia Minor to Southern Italy. In Italy, not only the Eleatic logic and metaphysics were developed, but also many attempts were made to revive the philosophy of nature in the face of the challenges of the Eleatic philosophy. Then the Greek Federation fought a war against Persia who further intended to expand its territories and the Greek won the Persian War (490-480 B.C). The Athenian Navy played the crucial role in the Sea Battle, which lead the Persian Defeat and, thus, this victory of the Persian War by the Greek Federation lead by Athens made Athens the socio-political center of Magna Graeca as the most powerful city state. Pericles, being both the military leader and the politically most powerful, saw that Athens had deficiencies in the cultural aspects as a powerful city state. Thanks to Pericles' cultural policies, now Athens quickly emerged as the center of Greek culture, too. Not only Pericles invited such "philosophers" as Anaxagoras and Protagoras, many intellectuals who were philosophically inclined to pursue knowledge and share its results with the others gathered in Athens. As a result, many great philosophers were born in Athens. Before we discuss Socrates and Plato as the native Athenian philosophers, we must study the sophists, who appeared as a special professionals, as the transitory philosophers, the bridge between the revivalists of the philosophy of nature and Socrates and Plato.
The tour is starting at Metro Station Monastiraki and continue heading to the Ancient Agora of Athens and Kerameikos the extensive archaeological sites of Athens. Ancient Agora organized by Peisistratus was laid out in the center of the city of Athens as a Public Space. You will visit and listen the history of the golden 5th Century, the great statesman Pericles, the great Philosopher Socrates and Platon. The Milesian school of Philosophers , the Xenophanes, Pythagoras and Herakleitos. The Sophistry, Aristotelis and Hellenistic Philosophy. From the northwest of Acropolis we will visit Kerameikos.The area is enclosed and visitable through an entrance on the last block of Ermou Street, close to the intersection with Peiraios Street. The Kerameikos Mouseum is housed there, in a small neoclassical building that houses the most extensive collection of burial-related artifacts in Greece, varying from large-scale marble sculpture to funerary urns, stelae, jewelry, toys etc. The original burial monument sculptures are displayed within the museum, having been replaced by plaster replicas . The museum incorporates inner and outer courtyards, where the larger sculptures are kept. Down the hill from the museum, visitors can wander among the Outer Kerameikos ruins, theDemosion Sema, the banks of the Eridanos where some water still flows, the remains of the Pompeion and the Dipylon Gate, and walk the first blocks of the Sacred Way towards Eleusis and of the Panethenaic Way towards the Acropolis.
Tour end at Metro Station kerameikos
- Pick up point is at the exit of metro station "Monastiraki"
*Your guide will hold tyhe sign board with your name written on it
-Tour will end at the exit of "Kermeikos" metro station
Things to bring
-Photo / video camera
- Athens map
- Local professional english speaking guide
- Entrance fees ( in case of need)
- Food and beverages
- Hotel pick up and drop off
Cancellations more then a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution
Duration: 2-3 hours
Pick up time : 10:00 AM
Please, kindly notice that we accept booking for at least 1 person and maximum 20 persons per 1 walking tour
Price: 29 eur per person if only 1 person
Price: 19 eur prt person ( from 2 to 20 persons)
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