From Earth to Sky
25 May 2023
National Observatory of Athens
Platia Agias Marinas 10, Athens
Antiquity meets the eternal stars of the sky during this tour of the magnificent National Observatory of Athens. The walk covers the Western Hills of the Acropolis – Muses, Pnyx and Nymphs – and ends with observation of the night sky from the Doridis telescope at the National Observatory.
On the way, we will follow the famous walkways designed by the architect Dimitris Pikionis, and stop at historic monuments such as the church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris, the Heliotrope of Meton and the “prison” of Socrates. At the National Observatory, we will also see a modern replica of the famous Antikythera Mechanism, the world’s oldest computer.
This activity will only be available in English on May 25. All other tours will be in Greek.
Start time: 19:00
Meeting point: Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris
Reservations: +30 210 349 0160, +30 210 349 0036 (Monday to Friday 10:00-14:00)
Closest Metro Station: Thissio
Metro to Venue: 8 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility No