Dimitria Papadopoulou is a licensed tourist guide of Greece and a doctor in the Sciences of Information and Communication.
She finished the Department of the ancient Greek language and literature at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (B.Sc. degree, 2003) and received her Master's Degree in Political Communication at the University of Paris-Est in 2004 (France). She received her PhD degree in 2011 from the University of Paris-Est and Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences of Athens («thèse en cotutelle»). In 2011, she also completed her studies in the National Tourists' Guide School of Thessaloniki. She has been accredited as a National Trainer of tourist guides in Greece by the World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA). She has been elected General Secretary of the Association of the Tourist Guides of Athens (2012-2014) and a member of its executive board (2014-2016).
She has also taught in the department of Communication, Media, and Culture at Panteion University. She has made announcements in national and international conferences and has published many scientific articles in journals and collective volumes. She has also published articles about the cultural communication and the touristic policies in the everyday Greek press. At the same time, she gives lectures at Panteion University as a guest speaker and continues her academic research. You can find her scientific publications and her academic profile in the link below:
Today, she lives in Athens and she works as a tourist guide all around Greece. She has guided USA Judges, journalists in FAM Trips in Greece, deputies of the French parliament as well as Universities, like Stanford and La Sorbonne.
She speaks fluently English, French, Spanish and Greek. You can contact her in her email email@example.com, Viber or What's Up (00306945019010).
What makes the Parthenon unique in the history of humanity? What do they have in common the French parliament and the USA Supreme Court of Justice with the Parthenon? How many people worked for the temple? How did they transfer the marbles for the construction of the temple? Will they ever fully reconstruct the temple? How the temple used to look like?
Here are only some of the questions that will be answered during the visit to the Acropolis. See on your own this unique piece of art and architecture. Dimitria will drive you into all the secrets that contributed in the perfectness of this building. You will also visit the New Acropolis Museum, a brand new museum inaugurated in 2009. It has been voted by the Sunday Times as the 3rd best Museum in the World. Dimitria will explain you the conception of the famous architect Tschumi about the construction of the Museum and its architectural details. At the same time, she will drive you through the masterpieces of the ancient Greek art.
How was the life of an Athenian citizen of the 5th century BC? What was the population of Athens? What was the Athenian democracy? How did the Athenians vote? Where did they do their shopping? Where did Socrates die? Why?
Here are only some of the questions that you will answer after your visit to the Ancient Agora, the philosophical, commercial and administrative center of the ancient city of Athens. You will be initiated in the political and social context that gave birth to a unique political system for the history of humanity, the democracy. We will have the chance to describe not only the institutions of the democracy but the factors that led to its creation. At the same time, we will explore the relationship between the Athenian and the modern democracy, with references in the modern political actuality of the country.
Discover the traditional old city of Athens, Plaka, hidden below the Acropolis hill. Walk through the traditional houses, the paved streets, the small cafes, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the greek islands in Anafiotika, smell the jasmine decorating the houses, discover the hidden corners of a paradise located in the center of the city.
Would you like to get out of the city-center, visit the most important sites ofAttica, eat fresh fish food just by the sea and enjoy the most impressive sunset? Do you have a free morning before you catch up your flight in the airport? This is the ideal full day trip for you!
During the full day tour we visit the 4 most important sites of
the district of Attica: Amphiareion, the largest
sanctuary of the Underworld god Ampiaraos, a healing center for
mental diseases of the 5th century BC; the tumulus of
the Athenian warriors who died in the battle of
Marathon against the Persians in
480BC; Brauron, the sanctuary dedicated to
goddess Artemis, the patron goddess of women, where young Athenian
girls underwent the rite of passage from childhood to adolescence
(site and museum). At the end of the day, we enjoy the most
impressive sunset in Cape Sounion, the sanctuary
dedicated to god Poseidon.
The tour can be combined with a lunch break with fresh fish food by the sea and also swimming in the beach. If you have a flight to catch, we can drop you off at the airport.
If you'd like a visit off the beaten tracks, Benaki Museum is
the ideal choice. You will have the chance to go through the
different historical periods of the country, from the prehistorical
era to the Middle Ages and the modern times, through a great
collection of different objects such as prehistorical vases and
idols, Byzantine icons, gold objects, traditional costumes,
reception rooms, musical instruments, tools and the first
Constitution of the country. Located in a four-storey neoclassical
building in the center of Athens, Benaki is a stimulating museum
for the ones that would like to discover a collection covering all
aspects of the Greek culture, and thus realizing the long history
of Greece and the multidimensional character of the Greek
Did the Trojan War really happen? Who was Agamemnon? Was beautiful Helene the reason of the Trojan War? Did women have tweezers 3300 years before? How their necklaces used to look like? How much gold was found in Mycenae?
These are some of the questions that Dimitria will help you answer.
Visit the prehistorical citadel of Mycenae, the place from where the Mycenaean soldiers set out for the Trojan War! The city rich in gold and legends will offer you a unique experience. Dimitria will drive you through the time and the space and will offer you a unique trip. Wandering around the ruins of the Mycenaean palace, you will experience the same feeling the Mycenaean king Agamemnon must have felt before deciding the expedition. You will enjoy the splendid view of the plain of Argolis and taste the local products of the area. A visit in the museum will give you a complete image of the everyday life of a prehistorical civilization of the 13th century BC, very advanced and very developed in all sectors of the private and the public life.
Who participated in the ancient Olympic Games? Why the athletes were naked? What's the connection between the ancient and the modern Olympic games? Where do they light the torch of the Olympic Games?
Visit the original birthplace of the first Olympic Games. Dimitria will drive you through the sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia, the place where the first ancient Olympic Games were held. You will have the chance to feel as the ancient athletes, training themselves, preparing themselves for the games, giving the oath that they would compete honestly. You will feel the sound of the crowds in the ancient stadium. You will participate in an original foot-race held inside the ancient stadium, sharing the same experience as athletes 2800 years before. Moreover, you will see the spot where the flame of the Olympic Games, their symbol, is lit during the organization of the modern Olympic Games.
Have you ever thought how it would be like if you knew your future? Is our future prescribed or not? Do we have a destiny or not? Is the human willing superior to god's willing? Do we make our own future? What are the modern ways of predicting the future?
The oracle of Delphi will give you the chance to contemplate and answer questions that concern our everyday life like the ones above. Visit Delphi, the sanctuary of god Apollo, in the foothills of Mount Parnassus, the most famous oracle of the ancient Greek world. Discover the altar, where the sacrifices were held, the temple of Apollo, where the oracle was located, the theater, where tragedies and comedies were performed, and the stadium for the athletic competitions known as Pythic Games. Moreover, visit the treasury of the Athenians and Castalia spring, where the purification of the pilgrims took place. Last, but not least, visit the famous Tholos, the circular building in the sanctuary of goddess Athena. Inside the museum, you will have the chance to see everything that was found in the archeological site, like the Sphinx, the pediments of the temple and the famous bronze statue of the charioteer.
Visit the best-preserved theater of the ancient Greek world, famous for its acoustics, and still used for the festival of Epidaurus. Test the acoustics of the theater and watch an ancient tragedy. Visit, at the same time, the sanctuary of god Aesculapius (Asklipios), the healing center of the antiquity, and discover the healing methods of the ancient times. You will have the chance to see the ruins of the sacred dormitory, the circular building Tholos, the stadium and the temples. At the end of the visit, you will contemplate the relationship between body, mind and soul that defined the ancient Greek mentality.
(The tour can be combined with Mycenae and Nafplio).
Discover a landscape of a unique natural beauty and deep spirituality. In the middle of the plain of Thessaly, the huge rocks with the Christian monasteries at the top will make you contemplate the relationship between the divine element and the mortal nature, as well as the importance of the faith in our everyday life. At the same time, you will have the chance to admire the exquisite frescos from the 16th AD, to see the cellar, the net, the barrel and the refectory of the monasteries dating back in the Middle Ages.
The most beautiful city of Greece, Nafplio, the capital of the Greek state after its liberation from the 400 years of the ottoman occupation. Visit its vetinian castle dating back in the 17th AD, the small stronghold in the island in the middle of the sea from the 15th AD, walk around the pedestrian streets, admire the traditional architecture and the two mosques and eat fresh fish just by the sea.
(The tour can be
combined with Mycenae and Epidaurus).
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