Marathon - A Stroll by the Sea in Brexiza

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A Stroll by the Sea in Brexiza

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(6 reviews)
Marathon, Nea Makri , Marathon, Greece
30 mins

About the tour

A tour led by Sissi. Join me on a walk by the coastline of N. Makri in Attica, traveling through history and mythological narrations… Our journey will start from a lovely little church, Agia Kiriaki, just on the sea, following the designs of the churches in the Cyclades, the islands of the Agean sea. In direct proximity to the church is located the archaeological site of the Roman sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods, Isis and Sarapis of the 2nd.c.a.D. (160 a.D.). A look outside of the site can reveal some first thoughts. Egyptian gods in Greece? Let’s discover together how this tension starts through the examples of Isis and Sarapis. How is Isis connected to Demeter and Aphrodite? Why the ancient writer Plutarch links Isis to Athena and Persephone, Sarapis to Pluto, Osiris to Dionysos, and Oros to Apollon? What is the role of Herodes Attikos? He is known for his friendship with the Roman emperor Adrian in 2nd c.a.D., What is his relation to Marathon? A little research can reveal amazing secrets, always in the hug of the natural element, totally alive in this region. So how about feeling this aura together following the paved road with the palm trees and of course the view of the sea…?

Meet Athens Insiders

Athens Insiders

Our philosophy is to provide experiential tours and activities - live or virtual - that engage travelers in a unique and entertaining way. We are committed to sharing our “insider” knowledge and give our guests the opportunity to look below the surface and see Greece through our eyes, as we know and love it. Our ultimate objective is for our guests to have a fabulous time while discovering Greece’s history, culture and way of life. Meet our Guides: Nota, archaeologist and licensed tour guide from 2013. A wonderfully enthusiastic and inspiring professional guide, Nota has escorted many guests in Athens over the years and received high praise. Not only has she led numerous tours around Athens, she is internationally accomplished having led tours throughout mainland Greece and the Greek Islands, across the Aegean Sea including Asia Minor, as well as Istanbul, Ankara and Cappadocia. Born and bred in Athens, Nota has been travelling to Turkey for many years, captivated by its multicultural history and the warm local hospitality. With a degree in Archaeology and Art History and post-graduate studies in Byzantine Archaeology (at the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris), she is a specialist in Byzantine art, architecture and history. She has excavated and surveyed at a number of sites in Cappadocia and elsewhere in Turkey, and at sites in Greece, ranging from the island of Kos to central Athens. Alongside her academic studies, she has worked for a specialist Byzantine photo-library in Paris and for a number of cultural institutions. A native Greek-speaker, she is fluent in English and French (and is picking up Turkish too) and puts her language skills to use as a freelance translator and editor. Nota likes nothing better than exploring Greece’s ancient sites in good company and sharing her passion and knowledge of history, arts, culture and landscapes of Mediterranean with her guests. Sissy, archaeologist and licensed tour guide. As an archaeologist, Sissi has participated in a large number of excavations all over Greece, while she is currently finishing her PhD on ancient Greek sculpture, studying more specifically god Apollo and his family. She is deeply interested, and focuses on her tours in the ancient Greek religion, society structure, mythology and philosophy searching for the inner meanings of human existence, through an amazing journey in time.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Marathon with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Marathon. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

08 May 2021

Lovely Tour

Paul B.

07 May 2021

Everything about this tour is excellent. Sissi has a wonderful, soothing voice, and a super personality, and she makes the tour fascinating. And the sea looks so beautiful.

Mary Virginia A.

07 May 2021

Sissi is so passionate about her topic, you can't help but to get swept along with her. Wonderful tour.

Sam S.

07 May 2021

Very enjoyable and relaxing tour❤️🌺

Alison(YorkshireUK) T.

07 May 2021

Fabulous as ever. Thanks

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