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Philosophy Experiential Workshop at Plato's Academy Park -Athens

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Philosophy experiential workshop at Platos Academy Park and Digital Museum

From $86.73

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

This unique experience allows visitors to become a student of Plato through a small-group, highly-interactive philosophy workshop that encourages dialogues and debates. This experience brings Plato’s ancient philosophy to the modern world, developing skills of critical thought and self-awareness.
  • Experience the historic location of the world’s first academy in an immersive way
  • Visit Plato’s Academy Digital Museum which has a free entrance
  • Perfect for families, suitable for adults and teenagers over sixteen
  • A private option is available upon request

What's Included

  • Expert facilitator
  • Liability Insurance
  • Local VAT 24%
  • No Guided tour (this activity is an educational interactive workshop)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Plato's Academy Digital Museum
    Alkmeonos 1, Athina 104 42, Greece

    Instructor will meet you at the entrance of Plato's Academy Digital Museum, he will hold a Hellas Revival sign. We will provide his mobile number the day before the workshop (check your emails please).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As this workshop takes place at a Historical site, involving Heritage and Cultural aspects, all participants are required to respect ethic, law and respectful conduct etiquette (soberness, cleanliness, photo/video shooting, dress-code, loudness etc) and be respectful and polite during the entire session. Our facilitator has the right to terminate your participation without any refund in case your behavior is disrespectful in regards to the place or the people.
  • This workshop is an outdoor experience therefore it requires good weather. In the case it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be notified at least 3 hours ahead, and will be offered the option to choose between a different date, a similar workshop, or a full refund.
  • Basic philosophy workshop, suitable for people without previous knowledge, in plain English language. There will be no difficult words or terminology.
  • Archaeological excavation often takes place at Plato's Academy Park. In that case we will see the ancient Gymnasium ruins from a short distance and settle at a different spot in the Park.
  • Suitable for adults and teenagers over 16years old. Underaged participants CANNOT book alone, at least one adult should book too, who is also responsible to supervise them.
  • Plato's Digital Museum working schedule changes constantly, plus sometimes is closed without any announcement.
  • Attending this workshop in public space means you consent to photo/video shooting which may occur within the course of this service, including the future publication of this material by us or the other participants. You may withdraw your consent at any time (before or after the workshop) by contacting us in writing. We shall not be held accountable for pictures and videos of you, taken by others during our services and for the use of such photo and video materials by those third parties.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Noah_M, Mar 2023
We had a fantastic time. The guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Being able to do philosophy in such an historic place is truly a fantastic experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Noah, Thank you very much for coming and I am glad both of you enjoyed your time in the ruins of the gymnasium. I also enjoyed your questions and our discussion on platonic thoughts and how they can be seen around us today. Hope to see you again!
Marvelous
DaviddeFerranti, Jun 2022
Fantastically good concept, plan, leader, and execution. This is a wonderful educational experience, perfect for the tourist/traveler with an inquiring mind who wants not just see sites but also to learn new things and broaden the mind. Much, much more interesting and worthwhile than the typical tour that is a numbing ride past old buildings. Do it!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear David and Margot thank you so much for your feedback and for your active participation! It was my pleasure to discuss Plato's ideas with you, your input was indeed valuable! Hope to hear from you soon!
open your mind to a new perspective
Jennifer_T, Aug 2021
I loved this!! What better way to learn about philosophy’s founding father than to discuss Plato’s allegory of the cave while sitting on the ruins of his academy. We had a fascinating conversation about the role of philosophy in the modern world & even practiced having a discussion/debate just like how it was done in the ancient agora. The museum is small but very well done so adults and kids will learn from it.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Dear Jennifer, thank you so much for the feedback. We loved your enthusiasm and active participation! You 've got the Socrates' talent!
Eine erlebnisreiche Erfahrung
Cinzia_P, Mar 2023
Olga hat diesen Workshop in lockerer, entspannter und dennoch lehhreicher Art gestaltet. Sie hat uns viele Informationen über Platon und seine Akademie vermittelt und uns mit praxisnahen Beispielen und Diskussionen miteingebunden. Es hat viel Spaß gemacht und nach dem Workshop zum Weiterdenken angeregt. Ευχαριστώ!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Cinzia and Jessica, thank you so much for your active participation and for your kind words! It was so enjoyable for me as well! I will send you the photos in the next days.

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