Living with Greek Antiquity: The (virtual) Tour

Jan Sanders Regional Director of Mediterranean Programs


July 7, 2020

Some of our Athens Virtual Europe students are nearing the end of their time with us while elsewhere in Europe, students have begun session 2 classes. All of us working with the Virtual Europe summer programs in Athens, Rome, Barcelona, Granada, London, Edinburgh and Dublin run co-curricular events, things like cooking lessons and a tour through the mural sites of Belfast. Yesterday, I took students and some Arcadians on a tour of the ancient Athenian Akropolis. 

To prepare for this, I visited the Athenian Akropolis in the days following the reopening of ancient sites. I can no longer count the number of times I have visited the Akropolis but this was particular visit was a first in one way: the only visitors up there were me and one other couple! I had the place to myself and even some of the guards remarked on this - a private viewing!

If you are interested to learn more, you can find the tour here. After years of teaching in person, this virtual tour is a first for me so please excuse the few moments of confusion as I start off and close down.