From celebrity chef-led cooking classes to live streams of concerts to virtual tours of museums — Greece offers many virtual experiences making it easier than ever to travel to Greece without leaving home. Add these virtual resources to your bucket list for the ultimate staycation. Here is how to travel to Greece online!
National Geographic is probably the first to-go resource for any place on the planet. For Greece online, National Geographic offers numerous videos and content highlighting Greece. Have a look at Virtual Tour: Explore the Temples of an Ancient Greek, in which the ruins of an ancient Greek temple have been restored via a virtual re-creation.
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Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world’s most famous museums, sites and other cultural attractions to your living room. Explore 360° videos of Greece and the rest of the world and visit Naxos or Ancient Corinth.
In the 10 Best Virtual Tours in Greece, you can find my recommended tours for Greece online.
Exploring Ancient Greece
Exploring Ancient Greece online was never easier. With 3D apps, much is possible these days. Have a look at Ancient Athens 3D. Here you can see the Parthenon and the temples of the Acropolis
In Moptil’s Acropolis App, you can explore the Parthenon complete with its decorations and even step inside to see the giant golden ivory statue of the goddess Athena.Stand by the Parthenon Priest or the Priestess of Nike temple while she is pouring olive oil on the altar! Besides the Parthenon, Mobtil also offers virtual tours to Olympia, Delos, Delphi, and Kos.
Online Museums in Greece
Exploring a museum online is a great way to familiarize yourself with the great art works of the most important Greek museums. I have listed the best online experiences in my post Virtual tours to 4 Athens Museums.
Books about Greece
Want to understand Greece beyond your summer beach holiday experience? If you can’t travel there anytime soon, books are a great alternative way of getting to grips with the Greek psyche and mentality. The list of books about Greece is endless. Starting from the classics works of Homer and Plato to modern-day novels. So grab your e-reader and travel to Greece online!
For kids (and adults!) who love stories set in Ancient Greece and Greek Mythology, we have created a list of recommended books for kids and teens about Greek Mythology. Here you can find the 20 best Books about Greek Mythology for kids.
Duolingo is a language program and it also offers Greek bite-size lessons and games. Learning a language on Duolingo is completely free, but you can remove ads and support free education with Plus. In Duolingo, you can earn virtual coins, unlock new levels, and watch your fluency score rise as you master new words, phrases, and grammar.
Klik Sta Ellinika comprises useful, functional options that allow learners to learn and practise modern Greek quickly and easily. But that’s not all, when you start this course you lay the foundations for your Certification in Modern Greek!
Sta Ellinika is an initiative of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies. www.youtube.com/staellinika is a fun platform with Greece online language and culture courses.
Ellinopoula is an excellent and innovative e-learning platform with unique content to make Greek for kids exciting. The platform caters to the specific needs of kids at different levels of learning and also takes them by the hand to learn one step at a time. Furthermore, Ellinopoula features tools and settings that enable parents and teachers to monitor each kid’s, or group’s, progress and share their joy of discovering the Greek language.
Celeste was born and raised in the Netherlands but lives in Greece for 25 years. She studied at the Dutch Institute of Athens underneath the Acropolis and currently lives with her family in an Athenian suburb. Celeste is the founder of Family Experiences Blog. Whether you and your family live in Greece or are visiting, this blog will show you the very best ways in which to celebrate family life here.