Marathon - Horse Riding and Greek Mythology Storytelling by the Sea, on Schinias bay

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Horse Riding and Greek Mythology Storytelling by the Sea, on Schinias bay

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(11 reviews)
Schinias Bay , Marathon, Greece
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Visit with Sissi and a team of horse riders the coastline of Schinias bay near Athens, enjoying the calm sunset colors, and learn more about these amazing animals. The horse is a significant symbol in ancient greek mythology. Sissi will give you the chance to travel through myths where horses are the protagonists. Who is winged Pegasus? How is the horse connected to Pοseidon? Horses led the chariot of Helios-Sun... Which are the symbolisms behind these stories? Hear the myth of Diomedes and his horses, and how Hercules, the mythical hero is connected to these beautiful animals. And of course, who were the famous Centaurs (half men/half horses), those unique mythical creatures? Don’t we become Centaurs when riding a horse? Ride along on this unique experience full of exciting stories and astonishing views of the Greek 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

Marylou T.

06 May 2021

Fun!

Ana O.

06 May 2021

What an enjoyable and relaxed tour! Greek mythology, horses, beach, and the lovely, charismatic, and knowledgeable Sissi! What can be better?

Katie L.

06 May 2021

I think this was a nice tour! It was lovely seeing horses and the beach views, and as a lover of Greek mythology I really enjoyed listening to different stories. I wish it was longer and we could hear more stories!

Mindy 🇺🇲 (New York) N.

05 May 2021

Beautiful views. Majestic horses and interesting mythology.

Larissa M.

05 May 2021

Hi there lovely tour especially as Sissi you’ve not been doing it for long. Lovely to also see nicely fed healthy horses. I’ve worked with horses for 30 years and with Cyprus animal rescue horses and it’s not always the case . I think for your tours a little background information on the horses people would like ie Breeds, Colours, there personalities What they eat etc as you will be asked and people are interested .? Brilliant on the Mythology information tho I learnt things I didn’t know . Keep going as it’s a lovely tour I hope you didn’t hot keeping up with four legs is hard lol . Thank you


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