Multaka Athens: The archaeological site and the museum of Kerameikos welcome us
The ‘Multaka – Intercultural Tours in Athens’ project continues until June 2023 with a new tour available at the archaeological site of Kerameikos.
After completing the renovation works at its museum, Kerameikos becomes the 5th available venue of the project, suitable for those wishing to learn about the most important cemetery of Ancient Athens in a guided tour by the intercultural guides of ‘Multaka Athens’.
As the name testifies, during the ancient times artisan potters and their workshops were settled in the area of Kerameikos. Since prehistoric times, the area has been used as a burial place, with the current form being shaped during the late classical period.
The central thematic axis of the tour is the democratic city and the great Panathenaic festivities, while many issues such as the social and spatial organization, the importance of the myths and religious ceremonies that connected Athenian society with the Mediterranean world and their imprint on today are approached.
Information about the project
The project ‘Multaka – Intercultural Tours in Athens’ is implemented by the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency of the City of Athens, was designed by the Ministry of Immigration & Asylum, the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the City of Athens with the aim of strengthening intercultural dialogue and the peaceful coexistence of the communities in the city.
A team of trained by the Ministry of Culture and Sports (YPPOA) intercultural guides with refugee and migrant background, start by introducing the museum exhibits and the archaeological sites, to share their experiences from their countries of origin and to bring to the surface facts that unite Greek and other cultures and traditions.
From August until December 2022, 251 people have participated in the tours. Particular importance has been given to the cooperation with the Special Secretariat for Unaccompanied Minors for the participation of unaccompanied refugee children hosted in accommodation facilities.
The tours last about an hour and are free to the public. Tours are held every Saturday and Sunday around 11am until the end of June 2023. The language of the tour is each time one of the following: Greek, English, French, Arabic and Farsi.
To book your spot and for general information, please contact by e-mail [email protected] and by phone +30 210 – 3638625. Reservations are available both for individuals and for groups. Pre-booking is mandatory.
More information on the project and the spaces: https://www.accmr.gr/en/services/multaka-diapolitismikes-periigiseis-stin-athina/
* The project ‘Multaka – Intercultural Tours in Athens’ is implemented by the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency of the City of Athens, and is designed by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the City of Athens. It is financed by the National Programme 2014-2020 of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.