"Multaka - Intercultural Tours in Athens"

Stakeholder: City of Athens
Type of stakeholder: Local Government / City of Athens

Service last updated on 20-01-2023

General Information

Population Groups
Refugee / immigrant population
Days / Hours of service
  • Saturday @ 10:00-
  • Sunday @ 10:00-
Supported languages
GREEK ENGLISH FRENCH FARSI ARABIC
Funding
The "Multaka - Intercultural Tours in Athens" project has been included, as a separate action, in the Action “Strengthening the social integration of citizens of third countries” (OPS 5075080), which following the no. 32/14.01.2021 (ADA 65ΙΠ46ΜΡΤΣΟ-ΙΤΣ) Agreement, is financed by the National Programme 2014-2020 of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (75% community resources and 25% national resources). For the implementation of the project, the Ministry of Migration and Asylum and the Ministry of Culture and Sports are cooperating with the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency S.A. (ADDMA SA).

Description

‘Multaka – Intercultural Tours in Athens’ project, is a unique initiative aimed at strengthening intercultural dialogue. It was launched in June 2022 and invites residents and visitors of the city to participate in tours implemented by refugees, migrants, as well as Greeks with an migrant or refugee background, in museums and archaeological sites of Athens.

‘Multaka’ means meeting point in Arabic. Just as the name suggests, the project, implemented by the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency of the City of Athens and designed by the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the City of Athens, familiarizes migrants and refugees with the history and culture of Greece. At the same time the ‘intercultural guides’ themselves share aspects of their own culture outlining the common references and values between the cultures and starting an intercultural dialogue.

Within the framework of the project, the ‘intercultural guides’ have received special training from the Ministry of Culture and Sports (YPPOA).

The venues

You can choose a tour among the 5 venues that participate in the project:

  1. Epigraphic Museum (1 Tosita str.): https://epigraphicmuseum.gr/
  2. Museum of Modern Greek Culture – Bathhouse of the Winds (8 Kirristou str): http://www.mnep.gr/en/visit/the-bath-house-of-the-winds/the-monument/
  3. Museum of Modern Greek Culture – Man and Tools (22 Panos str): http://www.mnep.gr/en/visit/the-museum-at-22-panos-str/the-permanent-exhibition-man-tools/
  4. Archaeological site of the Kerameikos (148 Ermou str.): http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2392
  5. Ancient Agora of Athens (24 Adrianou str.): http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh351.jsp?obj_id=2485

 

Participation

Tours are free to the public. They take place on Saturdays and Sundays in one of the following languages each time: Greek, English, French, Arabic, Farsi. Pre-booking is mandatory at [email protected]. Booking is available both for individuals and groups.

 

General Information

Similar projects are taking place in various European cities, the first being Berlin where ‘Multaka’ has been implemented from 2015 until today. In Athens, the project is implemented by Athens Development and Destination Management Agency of the City of Athens (ADDMA). It is designed by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the City of Athens, being financed by the National Program 2014-2020 of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

Download the flyer:

Greek

English

Farsi

French

Participation/referral information

Tours are held every Saturday and Sunday at 10am. and are free to the public, upon reservation. To book a place, please contact [email protected] 


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