Guided Tour

posted Jan 20, 2020, 4:14 AM by Newcomers Bulletin Board   [ updated Jan 20, 2020, 4:14 AM ]

The Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens

present a guided tour of

 

THE ANCIENT NEIGHBOURHOOD BELOW

THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

by Dr Stavros Paspalas

 

followed by

A NEW YEAR’S LUNCH

SUNDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2020


The excavations below the not-so-new-anymore Acropolis Museum have recently been opened to the public. The archaeological site which can now be visited reveals totally new vistas on many periods of Athens’ past. Indeed, the presentation and preservation of the site set very high standards and well illustrate how a modern city and the material testimony to its past can co-exist. Human activities in the area can be dated back to the fourth millennium BC and they continued for millennia thereafter, with greater or lesser intensity depending on the period. We shall examine the houses, workshops, cisterns, toilet facilities and the like, all of which testify to a very vibrant neighbourhood in the shadow of the Acropolis. Of particular note is the large, and opulent, residence of the fifth century AD, a period which is all too often overlooked in general histories.


A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

 

We shall meet at 11:45 am at the entrance of the Acr

opolis Museum for the tour, and for lunch at the taverna “Spelia tis Akropoleos” (which is a five minute walk away at Thrasyllou 24) between 1:15 and 1:30 pm.

Museum Tour and  Lunch:

Members                                  Euros 32          Guests      Euros 37

Cost of Tour Alone:      

Members                                  Euros 8            Guests      Euros 10

Cost of Lunch Alone:

Members                                  Euros 28          Guests       Euros 33

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL THOSE WHO WISH TO ATTEND THE TOUR AND/OR LUNCH SHOULD REGISTER NO LATER THAN THE MORNING OF MONDAY JANUARY 27 SO THAT OUR RESTAURANT BOOKING CAN BE CONFIRMED.

You may pay on the day but PLEASE CALL us on 210 924 3256 to BOOK.

IF YOU BOOK BUT CANNOT MAKE IT AT THE LAST MINUTE PLEASE CALL

STAVROS PASPALAS (693 8809040).

 

PLEASE NOTE: Our annual trip in early June will be a four-night excursion to Samos and Kusadasi (Ephesus).

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