Plato's Cave

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Join us for a stroll from the Acropolis to the Herakleidon Museum.Walk with us through the alleyways of Plaka while Hesiod’s poem Theogony unfolds.Our musician and two actors will lead us to Herakleidon Museum where the Plato’s Cave allegory will be revealed.Form a circle and dance to the ancient rhythms.Enjoy a private tour at Herakleidon Museum’s exhibits.Live the myth!
Visit: Plaka, Athens, AtticaWalk with us through the picturesque alley’s of Plaka and get ready for the myth of Theogony to be replayed before your eyes.Duration: 30 minutesVisit: Museum Herakleidon, Athens, AtticaOur stroll will lead to the museum Herakleidon ( ). There, you will be treated with “nectar” (cold herbal tea), before the main act - “The allegory of Plato’s Cave” - unfolds. Through this experience you will gain a deeper understanding of the allegory. We will help you see beyond the shadows, towards the true essence of being. Such an apocalypse calls for an an ancient greek dance! Let’s celebrate life... in a dancing circle! Sit back, reflect and discuss, with ancient Greek sweets (ancient recipes: of course ;-)).Now let’s leave the magnificent pebbled courtyard of the museum and see what the first floor has to offer us…”EUREKA”. This exhibition “Automata” presents reproductions of famous automated ancient machines, which were used to predict physical phenomena or just to impress others. Our actors will showcase the use of the most known specimens, such us the walking robot of Hero and Philo, and the Antikythera Mechanism. Let us show you how diachronic the ancient wisdom is and how you can savour the best of it.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Walking down the alleys of Plaka
  • Professional actors and musician
  • Interactive theatrical play
  • Tour at the exhibitions of the museum
  • Water, cold herbal tea, sweet treats
  • Entry/Admission - Plaka
  • Entry/Admission - Museum Herakleidon

What’s not included