Please note that this is a virtual tour you can take from the comfort of your home and feel like you were there. No live guide, meeting point or ticket is required to participate.
Experience the historical center of Athens, the area of Plaka, that belongs to the cats from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour, narrated in English, from your PC or smartphone browser.
It’s so simple! You will receive an email with the tour link with instructions and, in a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch!
Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will learn not only about historical facts but also discover unknown stories and tales of ancient and modern times about the beloved cats that will amaze your family and friends.
The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly and anytime.
Watch the Greek light dance on the colourful fur of cats in Anafiotika as you read about the sudden appearance of black and white cats 2000 years ago. When the cats first appeared in the city and where did they come from?
Hear the primordial purring of the cats as you overlook the Ancient Agora, where the aristocrats used to take their leopards for a walk. Listen to the stories and find out how Aristotle, the famous philosopher, described the cats.
When the Romans conquered Athens, they established their own Agora where today the cats roam freely in the ruins. Feel the glories of the Roman era, the Byzantine and Ottoman past that surround you in the Roman Agora, as you learn about the role and the mission of the cats during the Roman times.
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