The houses of the gods – temples as archaeologists refer to them – fascinated people in the past and still do in the present. Ornately decorated doors, colourful capitals and impressive statues created an appropriate environment for the residence of a god. This program is designed to familiarize students with the particularly complex subject of ancient Greek architecture. Students will learn the orders and types of ancient temples and discuss the sculptural and painted decoration which completed their appearance. The program is accompanied by a painting and collage workshop, as well as a game where the players create a temple using stamps and magnets.

Premise of the activity and supporting material

  • models of the Acropolis Rock and its monuments
  • Museum labels
  • craft materials
  • magnets

Activity and School Program

The program promotes an interactive learning experience both on its own and when combined with a school program. This program is carried out in collaboration with the Education Department of the Acropolis Restoration Service.

With their participation in the program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • understand the history, architecture and sculptural decoration of the Parthenon
  • familiarize themselves with the exhibits and the museum galleries
  • discover ancient art and culture in an original way
  • develop a critical eye
  • cultivate an aesthetic awareness
  • develop a sense of teamwork
  • enhance their imagination and creativity
  • entertain themselves