Athens - Thorikos Theatre: the Oldest Preserved Theatre of the Ancient World at the Land of the Athenian Mines.

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Thorikos Theatre: the Oldest Preserved Theatre of the Ancient World at the Land of the Athenian Mines.

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(19 reviews)
Lavrion area, Athens-Attica, Greece, Athens, Greece
60 mins

About the tour

A tour led by Nota Join Nota on this special tour to discover the archaeological site of ancient Thorikos that lies at the outskirts of Athens – at the coastal southeast part of the Athenian peninsula, the area known as Lavrion, where the most important silver-bearing lead deposits of the entire ancient Greek world are located. Aside from the presence of ancient settlements, cemeteries, quarries and of important industrial quarters (and their ore-processing workshops), Thorikos is famous for its ancient theatre, the most renowned, conspicuous and controversial monument of the site. It was built in the early 5th century BCE (some 2,500 years from present) and its date and peculiar shape, both very exceptional features, are most likely linked to the social and political organization of the Athenian democratic regime structured since the late 6th century BCE. An amazing and unique site at the outskirts of the Athenian land! Important note: We are very happy and eager to show you this extremely important and beautiful place, especially after having a special permission to visit and live streaming inside the archaeological zone.

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 Athens 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 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Athens. 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

Paul S.

27 July 2021

Wow, I love Notas tours and this was no exception, she went well out of her way to bring us another amazing tour! I always learn so much on her tours and I have been inspired to visit Athens which I hope to do as soon as I can. Thanks Nota.

Garima S.

26 July 2021

A brilliant exploration of history, the life of people and democracy through archeological remains. Can't get enough of Nota's tours, looking forward to more!

Anthia V.

26 July 2021

Once again Nota went far and beyond. She made it to get permission to enter the site and delivered a Super Interesting, information-packed tour, and some amazing sea views

Linda E.

25 July 2021

Nota is very knowledgeable about the history and archaeology of the place, and gave an interesting tour, well suited to travellers who enjoy taking in a lot of detailed information.

Francesca B.

24 July 2021

Very interesting tour, lots of information about the theatre and the surrounding area.

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