Wine in ancient Greece | A digital tour

Athens, Greece

Europeana Food and Drink

Stops

5

Stories

20

Distance

Indoor

Duration

10min

Audio

No

Description

Wine in Ancient Greece will help you to discover the history of wine in Ancient Greece. Read original and credible stories written by top local professionals after extended research. Take your tour now and enjoy it instantly on your smartphone device.

Τhe unique exhibits with the ancient Greek myths of Gods and people, which unveil the history of winemaking in ancient Greece; stories of Dionysus’ love for Ampelos, the donkey who inspired vine pruning and how Odysseus got the Cyclops Polyphemus drunk.

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By clicking "Add to cart", you are purchasing this tour in English. This tour is also available in the following languages: Ελληνικά.

Highlights

  • Love created wine

    1. Love created wine

    The life of god Dionysus was full of lust and desire, through which he created and offered wine to mankind (Dionysus and his entourage, Vase, 410-370 ΒC, red-figure, clay, Museum of Fine Arts, Hungary).
  • The vinery in the winds

    2. The vinery in the winds

    The wind and a donkey taught man how to take care of vine (Historia De Plantis, Theophrastus, 1552, Bavarian State Library, Germany).
  • Drunk mortals and Cyclopes

    3. Drunk mortals and Cyclopes

    Not only man, but also Cyclopes and even gods can get drunk. So we should always be drinking responsibly (Blinding of Polyphemus, Thulden, Theodoor van, 1632 - 1633, National Museum Netherlands).

Featured stories

Europeana Food and Drink

Europeana is a European body digitally promoting Europe’s cultural heritage. The exhibition was created with the support of Europeana Food and Drink. This pilot exhibition connects various exhibits from European museums and libraries in the Europe.

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Details

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.