Acropolis: Free Virtual Experience

Acropolis: Free Virtual Experience

Free

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
Acropolis: Free Virtual Experience

Overview

  • 15 stories
  • 4 stops

Experience the Acropolis hill from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour, narrated in English, from your PC or smartphone browser. It’s so simple! Hit ‘START’ and in a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch!

 

Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will learn not only about historical facts but also discover unknown stories and tales of ancient and modern times that will amaze your family and friends. The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly and anytime.

 

This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the most iconic landmark of Athens, the Acropolis, and immerse yourself in the surroundings in an entirely innovative way.

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Never say never

Time heals all and eventually even the Athenians realized it was time to move on. A new generation, wealthy, strong, and resolute came to power in the middle of the 5th century BCE and decided to express their newfound confidence with a grand architectural program. The mastermind behind it was Pericles, the great Athenian statesman, who envisioned a series of temples on the Acropolis that would provide a large segment of the population with steady employment, while advertising to the Greek world the power and glory of Athens. He entrusted his vision to the greatest sculptor of his time, Phidias, who supervised a brilliant group of architects, stonemasons, and artists.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Virtual Self-guided Tour for the Acropolis with satellite & street views
  • Audio content with engaging & original stories in English

Mandatory items

Desktop, Laptop or Smartphone device, Internet connection

The location

Areas

South Slope: Your virtual tour begins at the South Slope entrance of the Acropolis, from where you’ll set out to experience the archaeological site of the Theatre of Dionysus. Listen to the stories of the playful God of Wine and learn about the birth of ancient Greek tragedy before you continue to explore the relics of the Asklepieion, where you’ll discover how the pilgrims seeking spiritual and physical healing paid their respects to the God of Medicine

 

The Propylaea: Celebrated as the most impressive structure of classical Athens, the Propylaea, the majestic entranceway to the hill, invites you to take a leap into the Golden Age of Athens and walk in the shoes of legendary personalities, such as Socrates, whose stories still excite our imagination. 

 

Temple of Athena Nike: The temple of Athena Nike is considered as one of the most elegant monuments on the Acropolis. Explore its fine architecture, a masterpiece of an anonymous architecture and find out the stories about the winged victories that adorned the temple and the one about the tragic destiny of Aegeus, the king of Athens.

 

The Parthenon: The Parthenon is the perfect embodiment of the aesthetics and ideals of classical Athens. Listen to the stories about the great minds who envisioned and constructed the temple and learn about the optical illusions that brilliantly fiddle with the viewer’s perception.

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