Temple of Poseidon
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Dionysios was born and raised in Athens, where he works as a licensed guide. He studied Archaeology at the University of Wales, Lampeter, and participated in various archaeological excavations and fieldtrips in the UK, Greece and Albania. For his dissertation, Dionysios conducted an ethno-archaeological research on the ethnic minority group of Vlachs in South Albania. Since 2006 he has been working as a licensed guide in various archaeological sites and museums of Greece. Always eager to expand his knowledge, Dionysios completed a Master’s in Cultural Management (with honours) at the Panteion University of Athens, where he specialised in Museum Studies.In 2021, Dionysios completed his PhD research on Greek souvenirs, an interdisciplinary study that combined approaches from the fields of archaeology, museum studies, anthropology, and tourism studies. Furthermore, being an Athenian, he always tries to find ways of presenting his hometown in a way that connects its rich heritage with its buzzing present. Athens, being the capital of a country that is situated between three continents, has developed into a melting pot of different cultures. Dionysios’s goal is to be able to introduce visitors to this lively and exciting city and to demonstrate to them that apart from its vivid past there is also a rather interesting present and a promising future.
Popi is a graduate of the Graduate Program of Museum Studies (grade: 9,43/10) of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens as a fellow of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation and of the Department of History – Ethnology (grade 8,56/10) of the Democritus University of Thrace as a scholar of the Foundation State Scholarships. As a PhD candidate of the University of Patras, she deals with the design and evaluation of innovative museum structures aimed at the multi-level involvement of the public with the exhibits, allowing them to address their educational dimension. Since 2007 she has been involved in the design of museum exhibitions (permanent and temporary), the recording and study of private collections, the design of educational material and the implementation of educational programs in museums and in general in cultural spaces as well as the design and production of museum kits. She is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Her goal is the emotional and mental activation of visitors to an exhibition or participants in an educational program through the authenticity of the material and intangible cultural heritage and the human stories they carry. At the same time, as a licensed Tour Guide from the Greek Ministry of Tourism, she plans specialized guided tours for adults and children of every age group in museums and cultural sites of the ancient or modern Greek cultural heritage.
Born in Greece and raised in Cyprus, Demetra has always been fascinated with the remains of the ancient past that marked the landscape in both her homelands. She studied History and Archaeology (BA) at the University of Cyprus and she holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. During her studies she participated in various land and underwater archaeological excavations. She also spent a year at the University of Granada, Spain where she studied the Spanish language and culture. After receiving her MA she worked in field of Arts and Culture organizing exhibitions, tours and educational programs for adults and children. The past few years she has been based in Athens leading thematic guided tours for locals and visitors alike while participating in various artistic and cultural projects on a freelance basis. A good tour for Demetra balances between providing interesting historical content and insightful information about the way that a site is perceived and experienced today. When she is not working she enjoys walking and exploring the endless niches and alleys of Athens, watching movies at one of the city’s open air cinemas, reading poetry and literature and spending the evenings with good food and friends on Athenian rooftops. As a tour guide she is eager to highlight and reveal the stories, secrets and multiple layers of history that inhabit and shape the Greek landscape.
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