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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.

How to book

This private family activity is ideal for families with children from 6 years old. It operates throughout the year 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.