Telecommunication & Cryptography for Kids in Athens

An educational activity for the whole family in Athens!

How did ancient Greeks communicate and send encoded messages? Enjoy this Telecommunication and Cryptography activity for kids in Athens and unveil the secrets of Ancient Greek Technology!

On a unique interactive map, correctly place the fires of Agamemnon and announce the fall of Troy! Learn and operate the “beacons”, the first optical telegraph in history. Receive and send encoded messages with your friends and…save the city, or.. play the broken telephone! Find out how to use the hydraulic telegraph of Aeneas, the first telecommunication device in the world and become the fastest messenger in history! Build the “notebooks” and “pencils” of the Ancient Greeks, and write, send and read cryptographic messages based on the Polivios code. Construct the «secret baton», send useful messages to your friends that are incomprehensible to your enemies.

As a gift you will receive a functional cardboard cryptographic disk of Aeneas. To plan your trip in Athens with kids, you are recommended to check all MAMAKITA kid-friendly activities.


Private and semi-private activity ideal for families with children from 6 years old

Period of operation: Throughout the year, every day 9:00–17:00

Duration: From 90-120 min