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Socrates, Plato, and the Pursuit Of Happiness

Learn about the history of Greek philosophy and its impact on Athenian society
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2 hours
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  • Socrates in Athens tour led by a trained classicist or philosophy scholar
  • Discuss philosophy in the same spot as Socrates
  • Platonic Academy, Church of St. Trifonos, and Akadimia Platonos Neighborhood
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Since I had taught philosophy for several years, I was very interested in learning about the location of Plato's Academy. It was fascinating to learn about the location of the Academy, the preservation of the area as a park, and the complications with pursuing further excavations and development of the area. Effie was knowledgeable and helpful. This tour is off the beaten path, and we liked seeing an area that was not normally visited by tourists.
Our guide was Knowledgeable, insightful, enthusiastic in a way that made us also “ catch the magic” of these remarkable figures. Our first day in Greece, this tour opened our eyes to the powerful impact Socrates and Plato had in shaping not only their own culture, but our own as well. One thing what would be very useful thing to have as a takeaway would be a list like, “10 things to remember (or Contemplate) about Socrates and plato and their impact on their own culture and on the world.” ( we talked about these things indetail; but a sheet like this becomes a useful structure For discussion and a helpful takeaway.)
Fun, interesting, but overpriced for an hour and a half — much of it just sitting at a cafe talking.