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Private-Your Own Ancient Calculating Mechanism workshop (Antikythera Mechanism) provided by SpecialTy Tours - Greece

Private-Your Own Ancient Calculating Mechanism workshop (Antikythera Mechanism)

Private-Your Own Ancient Calculating Mechanism workshop (Antikythera Mechanism)
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Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The tour will start from the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas. First, in one hour guided tour you will have the opportunity to experience the technological achievements of Ancient Greeks. Later on in our "Make Your Own Calculating mechanism in Antiquity Workshop", and under the guidance of the Museum’s experts staff, you will solve the “mystery” of telecommunications in Ancient Greece.You will receive 2 gifts. 1st Gift: Everyone will build its own functional part of the Antikythera Mechanism from metal and plexi glass. 2nd Gift: You will receive a functional cardboard Greek (acrophonic) abacus! After the end of the workshop we are moving towards the Parliament (the Old Palace) to observe the change of the Greek Presidential Guard (Evzones). You will then be guided to the National Garden (next to the Parliament) and walk in its maze-like paths. Our tour ends in Syntagma square the most important square in Modern Greece
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • You will have the opportunity to experience the technological achievements of Ancient Greeks.in our "Make Your Own Calculating mechanism in Antiquity Workshop", from the “calculator” of Salamina, to the “computer of Antikythera” and under the guidance of the Museum’s experts staff, you will solve the “mystery” of telecommunications in Ancient Greece, discover and operate the worldwide recognized Antikythera Mechanism. You will have 1st Gift: Everyone will build its own functional part of the Antikythera Mechanism from metal and plexi glass, and use it as a decoration for your favorite place! 2nd Gift: You will receive a functional cardboard Greek (acrophonic) abacus! After the end of the workshop we are moving towards the Parliament (the Old Palace) to observe the change of the Greek Presidential Guard (the famous Evzones). You will then be guided to the National Garden (next to the Parliament) and walk in its maze-like paths, discovering archaeological treasures hidden among the plants, and sharing stories under the shade.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You will have the opportunity to experience the technological achievements of Ancient Greeks.in our "Make Your Own Calculating mechanism in Antiquity Workshop", from the “calculator” of Salamina, to the “computer of Antikythera” and under the guidance of the Museum’s experts staff, you will solve the “mystery” of telecommunications in Ancient Greece, discover and operate the worldwide recognized Antikythera Mechanism. You will have 1st Gift: Everyone will build its own functional part of the Antikythera Mechanism from metal and plexi glass, and use it as a decoration for your favorite place! 2nd Gift: You will receive a functional cardboard Greek (acrophonic) abacus! After the end of the workshop we are moving towards the Parliament (the Old Palace) to observe the change of the Greek Presidential Guard (the famous Evzones). You will then be guided to the National Garden (next to the Parliament) and walk in its maze-like paths, discovering archaeological treasures hidden among the plants, and sharing stories under the shade.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 129169P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • One hour guided tour of the museum
  • One hour Workshop of the Antikythera Mechanism
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • A Gift which is a functional cardboard Greek (acrophonic) abacus!
  • A Gift which is a functional part of the Antikythera Mechanism from metal and plexiglass
  • Snacks
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Walking tour of National Garden with English speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Dinner
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kotsanas, Pindarou 6, Athina 106 71, Greece Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, Pindarou 6,Athens
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • One hour guided tour of the museum
  • One hour Workshop of the Antikythera Mechanism
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • A Gift which is a functional cardboard Greek (acrophonic) abacus!
  • A Gift which is a functional part of the Antikythera Mechanism from metal and plexiglass
  • Snacks
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Walking tour of National Garden with English speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Dinner
Departure details
  • Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kotsanas, Pindarou 6, Athina 106 71, Greece Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, Pindarou 6,Athens
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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DinnerswithLeslie
San Francisco, California, United States5 contributions
Jul 2021
This was a fantastic and very informative tour! Anyone interested in the history of science, technology and knowledge will enjoy this a lot. The elements of Air, Water, etc., were not just philosophical abstracts but principles to be understood and manipulated through physics to great effect! Our tour guide Eva was especially enthusiastic and wonderful.
Written 8 August 2021
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Quest19444129422
Thank you so much on behalf of both Specialty Tours Greece and Eva personally. Always at your service, we were really glad to meet you and know you enjoyed your experience with us
Written 9 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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