Our guide was nice but she wasn't a good story teller. There was little exchange of information while we walked. She mostly talked when we stopped. She was repeating a lot of the same information. We would have liked to have heard about the building process; how the materials where transported, how they lifted the heavy stones, what/who started the Greek mythology. How is that people of that time believed things like a large wooden statue dropped from the sky and ended up in on of Athenian's temples. What happened that moved the Greek mythology to the side in Greek culture? Remind us about the religious history of the time. I also did not like the version she told that Greek slaves were really just residents that didn't have jobs so they were able to find work building the Parthenon. Slavery is way more complex than that.
Overall it was fine but we have been on other tours, in other cities, where the guide was able to bring history to life while we were on the tour. Sophia did not do that for us.
Jul 02, 2022
· United States
· 55 to 64 years