When you step into a time machine and dive into the era of ancient Greece, you will discover a world full of myths, philosophy, art and politics that are the foundation of modern Western civilization. Join us on this virtual journey where we will get lost in time, explore life in ancient Greece and delve into its rich history.
Our journey begins in Athens, where the air is saturated with the sounds of democratic debate and conversations about philosophy. In the center of the city stands the Acropolis, a massive rock on which stands the Parthenon, a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Athena, protector of the city. Visitors can stroll through the Agora, the square where merchants, politicians and philosophers met and debated the important issues of the day.
We continue our journey to Sparta, where strict military order reigns. In this society, children begin training for military service at an early age, idealizing values such as discipline, endurance, and courage. It’s a place where life can be tough, but it’s also a society known for its unwavering resilience and strength.
The route takes us to Delphi, one of the most sacred cities in ancient Greece. Here we can visit the famous oracle of Apollo, where people from all over the world gathered to get advice and predictions from the oracle Pythia. Surrounded by beautiful nature, overlooking valleys of olive groves, Delphi symbolizes the spiritual connection between man and the gods.
The next stop is Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Athletes from all of Greece’s city-states gathered to compete in a variety of sporting disciplines, including running, wrestling and horse racing. Although the prizes were simple – a wreath of olive branches for the winner – the games were an opportunity to demonstrate strength and endurance, as well as to promote peace and unity between different polities.
Time travel to ancient Greece reveals how rich and diverse this civilization was. Her legacy can be seen today in our culture, science, politics and sports. Although her temples and buildings are now in ruins, her spirit still lives on and inspires us.