Dodona: in the Shade of the Sacred Oak Tree

Stops

10

Stories

30

Distance

0.4km

Duration

40min

Audio

No

Description

A free self-guided tour at Dodona which lies in a vale defined by the imposing sight of Mount Tomaros. Dodona was the first oracle of Greece and here Zeus (but not quite the one you think you know) resided in the roots of a sacred oak and answered the questions of the faithful in the company of his beloved wife (again, not the one you think). Can you hear their voices whispering in the wind?

Highlights

  • The land loved by Zeus

    1. The land loved by Zeus

    Dodona: a site that has it all! Natural beauty, the oldest oracle, Egyptian pigeons, an impeccable pedigree of visitors, respectable athletic games, war, politics, and a connection to the Antikythera mechanism.
  • Priests and magistrates

    2. Priests and magistrates

    Zeus guarded the oracle but even sacred precincts require mortals to run them and take care of everyday business. The prytaneion was the administrative heart of Dodona, while the priests served the needs of the people.
  • The second wife

    3. The second wife

    Dodona is far from almost all the major urban centers; so if you were going to walk or ride your donkey all the way up here, you had better know how to ask your questions when Zeus was all ears.

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Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.

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