A Feast of Fables
A Feast of Fables
Location: National Garden
Duration: ca. 2,5 hours. Sat-Sun, starting at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm
Minimum No. of participants: 4
Maximum No. of participants: 10
Suitable for: Children aged 5-12 years old under parent supervision
Languages: English, Greek
At the heart of Athens, right next to the House of Parliament, lies one of the most beautiful places in the city: the National Garden. An oasis of flowers, trees and plants, dotted with ancient ruins and ducks, the National Garden has long served as a hidden treasure of Athens, popular with children and young couples alike. It offers several ponds with a multitude of ducks, turtles and fish, as well as a playground, a children’s library and even a small zoo.
What is a fable? One of the oldest forms of storytelling: a short tale designed to teach a general truth.
Its heroes and villains: wise tortoises and conniving foxes, cocky hares and foolish crickets; each one of them revealing a distinct aspect of our human nature, all entwined in the magical world of Aesop.
Aesop: this unique human who allowed us to reflect ourselves through his tales, no matter our age.
Professional actors with experience in child education and entertainment will accompany you on a trail through the National Garden, transforming into the heroes of Aesop’s fables and bringing the ancient tales to life. We will also narrate to you many popular and some lesser known fables, guiding you on this game-filled quest.
All along the park we have set a treasure hunt for you and your family, where the treasure is your picnic. At the end of each game you can win a piece of your own feast and ultimately enjoy it in a beautiful location inside the Garden! Each of our games is inspired by one of our narrated fables, allowing the children to discover and apply the wisdom of each tale. Or not – sometimes it’s pure fun and laughter for the whole family!
We recommend for all participants to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. In case of any specific dietary requirements, please contact us ahead of time. Pricing is made per minor; adults participate free of charge.
Meeting point: at the entrance of the National Garden of Athens on Leoforos Amalias.