Love as chimera: four Athenian stories

Athens, Greece

Clio Muse

Stops

4

Stories

20

Distance

3km

Duration

1h

Audio

Yes

Description

Lord Byron and Teresa Makri. Rudolph Meyfarth and his countless sweethearts. Mimikos and Mary. Attik and Marika Filippidou. Four couples and four stories of love (tragic or farcical) that remind us that in Athens love can turn you into a subversive poet, raise you to ancient pediments, send you on faraway journeys, or inspire immortal lyrics.

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This tour is also available in the following languages: Ελληνικά.

Highlights

Lord Byron and Teresa Makri. Rudolph Meyfarth and his countless sweethearts. Mimikos and Mary. Attik and Marika Filippidou. Four couples and four stories of love (tragic or farcical) that remind us that in Athens love can turn you into a subversive poet, raise you to ancient pediments, send you on faraway journeys, or inspire immortal lyrics.

  • Lovers in heaven

    1. Lovers in heaven

    Communication is of the utmost importance in a relationship and waiting for a message can be nerve-racking. The simplest snag or setback can have disastrous repercussions and drive lovers mad with anxiety.
  • Hearts live by being wounded

    2. Hearts live by being wounded

    You cannot serve two gods at the same time as King Otto’s bookbinder discovered when he decided to answer the calls of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, rather than heed the advice of Hermes, the god of commerce.
  • Spoiled for choice

    3. Spoiled for choice

    A relationship with a foreign visitor (especially when your partner is an internationally-acclaimed and adored celebrity) can be tricky. But it definitely provides material for an enduring romantic story.

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Details

Address The Acropolis Museum
Starting point Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42
Finishing point Ēpeirou, Athina, Greece
Areas Acropolis museum, Ermou street, Psiri, National Archaeological Museum area
Opening hours Anytime

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.