The Greek Tragedies & Comedies of the Lenaea, City & Rural Dionysia offered a ruthless and public examination of human pretentions, political hypocrisy and the conflict between public & private duty, fate & free will. Experience some of the most important venues of catharsis on this Theatre based tour.
< Rectangular Theatre at Thorikos
Flight to Athens. Visit Thorikos rectangular theatre, the oldest in Greece en route to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Evening meal at local taverna in bay beneath beautifully floodlit Temple. Overnight in Athens.
< Theatre of Dionysus
Theatre of Dionysus and Odeion of Perikles, Areopagus for view of Agora (site of archaic orchestra), Pnyx.
After lunch visit Topos Allou for an afternoon of Costume and Mask Workshops, Set-Text Studio Sessions and Ancient Drama performance as requested.
Alternatively, an optional excursion to Spathario Museum at Maroussi.
< Karagiozis Shadow Puppet Theatre
Evening meal at hotel with performance of Karagiozis Shadow Puppet Theatre.
< Theatre of Epidaurus
Morning visit to National Archaeological Museum or Akropolis and New Akropolis Museum.
< Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus
Afternoon to the Theatre of Epidavros and the small theatre of Palea Epidavros, original landing place of ancient pilgrims.
Evening meal at Tolo/Nafplio Hotel. Performance of traditional Greek dancing.
< Argos Theatre
Transfer to airport via Theatres and Odeions of Argos and Ancient Corinth.
Lunch at Eleusis with time to visits the Site of the Eleusinian Mysteries and unique Telesterion – venue for the greatest religious theatrical extravaganza and light show of the ancient world
< Ancient Corinth – Theatre
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Full Day Excursion or overnight at Delphi for Sites and Museum.
The Theatres of Northern Greece (Gitana, Amvracia, Cassope, Nicopolis, Dodona ) and the Nekromanteion of Ephyra, venue for more religious theatre.
< Ancient Kassope photo courtesy of Harry Gouvas
< Ancient theatre of Gitana