At the birthplace of the philosopher Aristotle, Ancient Stageira, located close to Olympiada, Chalkidiki , at North Greece, where culture and mining are coexisting since ancient times, the Archeological Service of Halkidiki and Mount Athos, has organized a three-day event, on the 5th, 6th and 7th of June, at the archeological site of Ancient Stageira in Olympiada, Chalkidiki, titled “Green Cultural Routs”.

This is a communicative action that is conducted by the Directorate of Museums of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs, in several archeological sites and museums across Greece, on the occasion of World Environment day on the 5th of June.

Throughout the three-day event, from 9:00 to 20:00, will be organized tours for the young students and the adult visitors, at the archeological site performed by qualified staff of our service.

The aim of this action is to familiarize the local community with the antiquities, and to introduce the Greek and foreign visitors with the archeological site, part of which has been recently given to public. By that, the birthplace of Aristotle will become a point of attraction for the tourists.

Each tour will last approximately one and a half hours, depending on the mood of the visitors. The routs have been designed in such ways so that visitors will be able to enjoy outstanding wooded landscape and the antiquities, which are reveled through it. During the guided tour, both adults and children will be encouraged to talk to, to touch and to “read” the antiquities, in an attempt to turn the  “silent” stones into storytellers, the ruins into a monument and the unfamiliar into familiar.

The meetings will be held at the welcome reception of the main entrance at the archeological site. Apart from Greek, tours can be held in English and in French.

Phone contact: 6974 407516

E-mail: kpapastathis@culture.gr

Contact person: Konstantinos Papastathis, Archeologist.