Dr. Konstantina Liwieratos ( in Greek Livieratou) is a German speaking licensed guide in Greece since 1992 and has been leading tours throughout Greece itself, the Western Balkans, Albania and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. More details on her curriculum are to be found in the site under her name www.konstantinaliwieratos.com.
Konstantina continues guiding groups and individual guests with the same enthusiasm as ever. Her double provenance (mother German, Father Greek) and her eloquent language ability allow her to link the two cultures for her clients' best understanding. She succeeds to transform tours and visits into vivid experiences, as she does not only 'explain' history and archaeology, but 'involves' her guests into everyday lifestyle, traditions, politics, economy, cuisine, music.Travelling or visiting with her, one dives into the city or country and feels what it means to be 'local'. Konstantina has a classical education and a long working experience which allow her a thorough and scientific accurate knowledge. On the same time she is her guests' encounter with the visiting place. In addition, Konstantina enjoys to share her passion for contemporary and modern art; she likes guiding guests through art galleries and exhibitions, especially on the occasion of Documenta 2017.
Dr. Konstantina Liwieratos was raised in Athens, Greece. Between 1989 and 1992 she studied at the national Guides College Athens and after completing it she obtained the guide's national license. In addition to the cultural tours for groups and individuals, she is an expert in classical or specialised tours in Athens (see Tours).
Parallel to her work she obtained two BAs in Greek and German Philology (1989-1995) and in History, Archaeology and Art History (1995-1999) in Athens and Rome. Later she completed and published an MPhil and a PhD at University College London in the field of Heritage Management within tourism development. Her mother tongues are German and Greek, she speaks fluently English and Italian, good French and Spanish. Additionally she has participated in Congresses, she has published in international journals and she has worked as an archaeologist and as a consultant in heritage management and development projects. Since 2008 she is working as a consultant for the design of cultural tours in Greece and the Balkans. She travels extensively (in her free time and in small groups of friends) to different countries, which always inspired her for her own tours and gave her a cosmopolitan perspective of the world.
Athens Thematic Tours
- Contemporary and Modern Art in Athens: galleries and
- Ancient Athens: from the Gods to the Dead. A tour through the
archaeological sites, including the Acropolis, the Agora and the
- Agora: Birthplace of Democracy
- Dionysos Theatre: the Invention of the Theatre and the
classical Tragedy and Comedy in ancient Athens.
- Byzantine Heritage: a tour through the Museum of Byzantine Art
and the historic churches of old Athens.
- Byzantine and Ottoman Heritage in the historic centre of
- Urbanisation and social change: Athens' architecture in the
19th and 20th centuries. From the
Neoclassicism to the '60s and '70s through the '30s Modernism in
the context of the capital's development.
- Munich-Athens: the Wittelsbacher and the 'Bavarian Utopia' in
Athens: the planning of the Greek State's new capital by German
architects. Introduction to Neoclassicism.
- Historic Personalities in Athens: from Lord Byron through Otto
von Wittelsbach to Heinrich Schliemann.
- The Land and its People: from Athens' meat and fish Markets
through the smiths' neighbourhood Psirri to the Cartier des
Antiques and the former Ottoman Souks.
- Culinary Athens: a tour through the Markets with tastings of
typical products and Lunch in an old tavern of the meat
- Hidden Athens: Galleries, Passages, Courtyards and Terraces in
the historic centre.
- Workers' and Students' movements within the context of
social changes in modern history and politics. Meeting with
professionals of all kind upon request.
- The Greek Crises discussed with Economists, Members of Unions
and Members of Social Organisations.
- The new Acropolis Museum: a dialogue between ancient art and
the city's cultural heritage.
- Ancient Art in the National Archaeological Museum
- Private collections of Athens in Kolonaki neighbourhood: a tour
through the Benaki and the Cycladic Art Museum.
- The Old Town of Plaka: passages through history.
- Exarcheia: a neighbourhood of social unrest.
- Metaxourgeio: the first workers' neighbourhood of Athens around
the silk factory and its present transformation into a hot spot of
the city's nightlife.
- The Mount Hymettus: the byzantine Monastery of Kaisariani and
the trekking paths within the woods in the vicinity of Athens.
- The Harbour of Piraeus: a roundtrip from the commercial port
through the passengers' harbour to the marines of Zea and
Tours in Greece
- Classical: Emphasis on History and Archaeology, known and
- Land and its People: a tour which combines cultural heritage
with modern conditions and contemporary Lifestyle.
- Trekking: on foot over wooded and dry mountains, along sand
beaches and through deep canyons to ancient sites, byzantine
churches and historic cities.
- Thematic: i.e. Politics, Economy, Greek Crisis, Culinary
Experiences and Wineries, Music, Literature, Festivals (f.e.
'Meeting and Talking to People on the Greek Crisis', 'Greece
through Literature: from Plato to Goethe and Schiller, from
Hölderlin to Christa Wolf, in the Landscapes between Arcadia and
Parnassos Mountain' or 'Knights, Venetians and Ottomans in
- Greek Island: from Santorini's prehistoric Pompeii through
Classical-Roman Delos to cosmopolitan Mykonos and authentic
Tour in Albania and the Western Balkans
Every combination and thematic tour possible upon agreement.