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The Games of Goddess Athena

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    You can mention your preferred timeslot at the time of booking

  • Duration

    2 hours

Inclusions
  • English - speaking children education specialist
  • Materials for all games and activities
  • Fun ancient Athens map
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Little ones learn the story of the great battle between gods and giants
  • Witness this tale comes alive in an playful audience-participation session
  • Enjoy the contest between Athena and Poseidon as explained and explored in a game!
  • Find out that Athena’s gift of the loom wasn’t just for ancient Greeks
  • Enjoy weaving with helpful but low-key supervision
  • Parents can join in if they want, or they can just relax and take a sneaky break

Overview

The story of the Gigantomachy, the great battle between gods and giants, comes alive in an playful audience-participation session. It’s time to meet a goddess, a god, some giants and the rest of the cast in a two-hour adventure for your children. Run by professional practitioners in educational theater, the activities – which include stories, games and artwork, will keep smiles on everyone’s face and even teach them a little!

In the shadow of an archaeological site, theater professionals trained in child education will tell stories, organize games, put together some artwork, and teach your children how to operate a simple loom. The stories, the art and the games revolve around the goddess Athena – first, her role in the epic battle between the gods and giants for the domination of the world, and then her contest with Poseidon to see who would be the patron god/goddess of the city of Athens. And let's not forget the story of her birth, how she sprang full grown and clad in armor from Zeus’ forehead!

Parents can be as involved as they want; this activity takes place in a location where the grown-ups can do their own thing while the children play and learn. Grab a coffee or do a little texting, and get ready to listen, because they’ll tell you all about it when they get back.

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    You can mention your preferred timeslot at the time of booking

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to National Gardens. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English - speaking children education specialist
  • Materials for all games and activities
  • Fun ancient Athens map
  • Food or drinks
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

Parents can participate too or relax under the shade of trees, but must always be within reach of their children.

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