Give and Take in Athens
See up close how trade has shaped Athens
3 MAR 2019
Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
For children from 9 years old and their parents
Trade was always in the nature of Greeks. That’s why we’ve planned a walk through Athens, so young and old can come to know its financial centers and see how trade and the economy have shaped the city.
Photo © Stavros Petropoulos
Have you ever wondered how the economy of a place can shape its culture and the way it looks? Bring your parents along on this walk through the center of Athens, and we’ll find out together.
For thousands of years Athens combined economic activity with various aspects of cultural life. In the Agora, for instance, trade fueled developments in religion, philosophy, political life, and the arts.
During the Byzantine era, well-to-do families emerged who financed the construction of grand houses and places of worship in the city. The Athens of coexisting ethnic communities had its glory days during Ottoman years, when Jews, Muslims, and Christians met in the bazaars, baths, and neighborhoods. In more modern times, Athens as a new capital city turned her gaze toward the West, carving a new trajectory as regards its mercantile ethos and financial activity.
What, truly, is left of all that today? Come and we’ll find out together.
creditsNikolas Nikolaidis: Historian, Academic Collaborator for group tours with the company BIG OLIVE.
Yiorgos Athanasopoulos: Graduate of the Department of History and Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, certified tour guide.
Planning: BIG OLIVE
Children from 9 years old and their parents
Sunday 3 March, 2019
Onassis Library (Amalias 56) and the center of Athens
Stops on the tour:
Onassis Library (starting point), Church of St. Nicholas Rangavas, Benizelos House, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Monastiraki, Aiolou Street, Municipal Market (end point)
Admission is free
Reservation and more info:
T. 210 3713000