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19.04.2017 / Announcements

AN EDUCATIONAL WALK IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ATHENS, TAKING AS ITS STARTING POINT THE TRAVELERS COLLECTION OF THE ONASSIS LIBRARY

10 Saturdays
22/04, 29/04, 6/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 3/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06
11:00–13:30

STARTING POINT: ONASSIS LIBRARY
(Amalias 56, Athens, ACROPOLIS Metro Station)

END POINT: ROMAN AGORA
A WALK FOR FAMILIES

Come to get to know the Travellers Collection of the Onassis Library, and stroll together through the streets of Athens in the footsteps of European travellers of the eighteenth century.  

Through these rare books, we will learn where the first tomatoes were planted in Athens, where the oldest house in town stands, we will visit a bath house “full of ghosts”, as well as a strange marble tower full… of music!

We will visit the following sights and monuments:

Onassis Library

Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

House of R. Church

House of Mertrud

House of Gaspari

Mansion of Benizelos

Bathhouse of the Winds

Tower of the Winds

The Medrese

Fethiye Mosque

Gate of Athena Archegetis

Küçuk Mosque

The walk will be led by Nikolas Nikolaidis, historian and scientific expert of group tours of BIG OLIVE CITY WALKS.

Ilias Pantazis, historian and scientific expert of group tours of BIG OLIVE CITY WALKS.

George Athanassopoulos, Department of History and Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Licensed Tourist Guide

Νικόλαος Ιωαννίδης, Department of French Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Licensed Tourist Guide

Free Admission: All the educational programs of the Onassis Foundation are free of charge and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please book your place at education@onassis.org or call us at +30 210 37 13 000 (Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00).

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