28 May 2023
Ancient Agora of Athens
Adrianou 24, Athens
The “Multaka: Intercultural Tours in Athens” project, a unique initiative aimed at promoting intercultural dialogue, has started and invites residents and visitors of the city to participate in experiential tours carried out by refugees, immigrants, as well as Greeks with immigrant or refugee background, in museums and archaeological sites in Athens.
“Multaka” means meeting point in Arabic. As its name suggests, the project, implemented by the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency of Athens, was designed by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and the Municipality of Athens. It brings immigrants and refugees in contact with the history and culture of Greece, while they themselves share aspects of their own culture, providing the opportunity for the identification of common references and values and for the development of a fruitful intercultural dialogue.
In the context of Athens City Festival, Multaka participates with the following intercultural tour programs. The tours are free for the public, and reservation is required at firstname.lastname@example.org
The program in detail
Saturday 13 May, at 11:00, in Greek, Museum of Modern Greek Culture (Panos 22, Athens)
Saturday 20 May, at 11:00, in Greek, Archaeological Site and Museum of Kerameikos (Ermou 148, Athens)
Saturday 27 May, at 11:00, in French, Museum of Modern Greek Culture – Bathhouse of the Winds (Kyrristou 8, Athens)
Sunday 28 May, at 11:30, in Greek, Epigraphic Museum (Tositsa 1, Athens)
Sunday 28 May, at 11:00, in Greek, Ancient Agora of Athens (Adrianou 24, Athens)
Similar projects are taking place in various European cities, starting with Berlin, where Multaka is being implemented since 2015. In Athens, the project is implemented by the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency. It was designed by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and the Municipality of Athens and is funded by the National Programme 2014-2020 of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.
Closest Metro Station: Monastiraki
Metro to Venue: 5 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility Yes