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Athens: Guided Tour in the Ancient Greek Technology Museum

Product ID: 389467
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Visit the unique Museum of Ancient Greek Technology and join a private guided tour with an engineer or a historian. Explore the interactive exhibition of approximately 300 artifacts of ancient technology.
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Duration: 1 hour
Starting times 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM
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Highlights
  • Join a private tour of the museum with an experienced engineer and historian
  • View operating models of Greek inventions such as the oldest analog computer in the world
  • Explore ancient technology and marvel at how shockingly similar it seems to our modern technology
Full description
Explore the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology on an experiential 1-hour private guided tour run by qualified staff who is either experienced engineers, archaeologists, historians, or museologists. 

Learn about different mechanisms through informative and interactive exhibition displays. Discover how similar the technology of the ancient Greeks was to our early modern technology.

Discover the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology that is located in a unique historic Art Nouveau building, with a total area of 700 square meters. Get to know a relatively unknown aspect of ancient Greek culture through the exhibition "The Hi-Tech Inventions of Ancient Greeks" which includes about 100 selected exhibits from the robot-servant and the "cinema" of Philon to the automotive-puppet show of Heron, and from the hydraulic clock of Ktesibios to the Antikythera calculating mechanism.

Enjoy also the rich audio-visual material (in Greek and English), such as explanatory labels and giant posters with a lot of information, detailed diagrams, photos, and complete bibliographical references, while many of the exhibits are interactive. 

See the projecting stations with video and animation as well as documentaries in which the exhibitor explains the function and the use of the mechanisms.
Includes
  • Entry to the museum
  • 1-hour private guided tour
  • Free time to explore further
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel transfer
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Pindarou 6, Athina 106 71 The museum is located 5 min walking from Syntagma Metro Station. Address: Pindarou 6, Athina 106 71, Greece

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From US$ 23.79 Per group up to 1

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Kotsanas Museum

Product ID: 389467