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…?
Sissy is an archaeologist and licensed tour guide. As an archaeologist, she 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 the human existence, through an amazing journey in time.
Sissi has been guiding since Jan 2015
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 guide.
The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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.
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 guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
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.
Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.
08 May 2021
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.
07 May 2021
Very enjoyable and relaxing tour❤️🌺
07 May 2021
Fabulous as ever. Thanks