"Odyssey" Theme Park at Noesis
This winter at the Odyssey Theme Park, at NOESIS we can all learn from the irrepressible hero and his adventures, the importance of continuing our journey until we find our Ithaca.
The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other Homeric epic. The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy.
The Odyssey is a reference point for world literature with messages of timeless value, perseverance, patience, intelligence, ingenuity and the desire for human existence for adventure.
The gods of Olympus, the companions of Odysseus but also Kirk, Skyla and Charybdi, the Laestrigones, Cyclops and the Sirens, Aeolos, beautiful Calypso, wild Neptune, and of course the Trojan Horse will come alive before our eyes.
The events in the main sequence of the Odyssey take place in the Peloponnese and in what are now called the Ionian Islands.
It is a great journey in time for all ages! The experience of wandering in all places where the king of Ithaca traveled takes about an hour.
The writer and researcher, Panagiotis Topalidis, undertook the writing of the texts and the script of the museum-theme park.
Yiannis Servetas, a popular Greek actor and radio producer well known for his intelligent humor, adds a different “touch” to the park. His own “intervention” into the script and texts adds humor and makes children laugh to tears while also learning.
The Odyssey Theme Park will have 4 different guided tours: for very young children, for high school students, in English and Pontiac!
The opening hours of the week from Tuesday to Friday are 09.00-13.00. On Saturday and Sunday, the park will be open to the public from 11am to 7pm.
General admission is at 9 euros. A family ticket for two parents with two children costs 28 euros and a family of three costs 22 euros.
Read on our blog why Thessaloniki is a city definitely worth visiting with your children!