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Athens Philosophy Tour for Kids

From the Academy of Plato to the Lyceum of Aristotle

A tour revealing the ancient Greek philosophic wisdom in the schools of thought of the ancient Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, the ultimate Athens Philosophy tour for kids and teens!

Start with a relaxed stroll in the park of Plato’s Academy and an introduction to ancient Greek Philosophy, the Greek philosophers prior to Plato and the foundation of Plato Academy. Continue with a visit to the Digital Museum of the Plato Academy.

Our second stop is the gardens of the Byzantine museum overlooking the Lyceum of Aristotle, where you will get familiar with the principles of the Aristotelian philosophy concluding your tour inside the Lyceum.

Extended version for teenagers: The tour covers all philosophic schools of thought of Ancient Athens and 1000 years of philosophy. After our visit to Plato’s Academy, we continue to the Epicurean Garden, located in Kolonos, where we learn more about the Epicurean lifestyle and beliefs.  

After a short coffee break, we continue to the Lyceum of Aristotle and the gardens of the Byzantine Museum overlooking the archaeological site to delve into a meaningful discussion on the Aristotelian philosophy.

The tour cannot conclude but with a visit to the Ancient Agora in order to trace the Zeno’s Stoa, the Neoplatonic Academy of Damascius and to learn more about Socrates and the Cynics.  

How to book

This private tour is ideal for families with children from 6 years old (short version) and from 10 years old, depending on personal interest (extended version). It operates throughout the year (Digital Museum closed on Mondays) and it cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Greece.

Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.