Sketching on the Hill of the Muses

Athens, Greece

Experience hosted by Fiona

2 hours, Hosted in English and French
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We invite you on a sketching journey on the wild and beautiful Hills of the Muses, next to the Acropolis. We will walk up and enjoy the wild beauty of Philoppapou, and find two perfect spots to practice drawing all together. We will sketch stunning landscapes, dramatic rocks, amazing plants and flowers, passing tortoises if we are lucky, historical sites such as the Philopappou monument and even the Acropolis itself, depending on your taste in the matter.

We'll use pencils and paper, and watercolour for those who like it. We'll teach you the basics of sketching in this hour and a half lesson, such as composition, light and shadows, shapes and expression. We will draw with you and we will provide everybody with detailed and specific advice, including young children.

At the end of our little session, you will be able to keep your drawings as a souvenir of your trip. We will then take you all to a local taverna and have a drink to celebrate the birth of the artist in you !

This experience is NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE, as a drawing workshop/lesson for kids and adults!!!
We invite you on a sketching journey on the wild and beautiful Hills of the Muses, next to the Acropolis. We will walk up and enjoy the wild beauty of Philoppapou, and find two perfect spots to practice drawing all together. We will sketch stunning landscapes, dramatic rocks, amazing plants and flowers, passing tortoises if we are lucky, historical sites such as the Philopappou monument and even the Acropolis itself, depending on your taste in th…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Beer wine or soft drink
  • Equipment
    Paper pencil watercolour

Meet your host, Fiona

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 42 Reviews
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We are two young artists living in Athens, Douglas and Fiona, one french one greek, who are passionate about drawing and meeting new people ! We are english native speakers, fluent in french and greek. Fiona speaks some turkish and we both have notions of spanish. We have spent 5 years in art school in Paris, have taught sketching in private lessons and at university, and we are looking forward to sharing our skills with you. We participated in several exhibitions in France and abroad, made fanzines, videos, and much more. We love traveling, great conversations, and sketching wherever we go.
We are two young artists living in Athens, Douglas and Fiona, one french one greek, who are passionate about drawing and meeting new people ! We are english native speakers, fluent in french and greek. Fiona speaks some turkish and we both have notions of spanish. We have spent 5 years in art school in Paris, have taught sketching in private lessons and at university, and we are looking forward to sharing our skills with you. We participated in several exhibitions in France and abroad, made fan…
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Where you'll be

We will meet you just outside the Akropolis metro station, then we will walk up the pedestrian road to Philopappou, Hill of the Muses. We will guide you to two high placed spots with a fantastic view. We will then walk down to the traditional neighborhood of Petralona, and enjoy a drink in a local taverna on the pretty Merkouri square.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 42 reviews.

Teresa
December 2019
This was an amazing experience! I have had taken a couple drawing classes in my undergraduate work, but my husband was new to drawing. We both loved this experience!! I enjoyed it because it gave me a chance to draw again. My husband loved it because it was outdoors and interactive. After this experience, my husband started drawing at the coffee shops we would stop at in Athens. He even started drawing once we got back home! I highly recommend booking this experience. You will get a chance to learn the art of drawing from a wonderful individual! It was a very unique and once in a lifetime experience!
This was an amazing experience! I have had taken a couple drawing classes in my undergraduate work, but my husband was new to drawing. We both loved this experience!! I enjoyed it…
Ariena
December 2019
I loved sketching with Fiona! She taught some helpful sketching exercises from a beautiful location. I’ve been using the exercises for the rest of my trip. She also shared more about the education system in Greece, which was very interesting! Would recommend!
I loved sketching with Fiona! She taught some helpful sketching exercises from a beautiful location. I’ve been using the exercises for the rest of my trip. She also shared more abo…
Margy
November 2019
I loved our experience with Fiona. She was really friendly, knowledgeable and shared lots of tips and insider info with us. The walk is something you wouldn’t do on your own - and it took us to a beautiful forest on the hill, with a wonderful view, and it was so relaxing and quiet. Idyllic! We even met some cute dogs and some tortoises! We had so much fun.
I loved our experience with Fiona. She was really friendly, knowledgeable and shared lots of tips and insider info with us. The walk is something you wouldn’t do on your own - and…
Katy
November 2019
Wonderful to go up to the hill if the muses - where not all tourists go- and see some different views of the Acropolis . The different drawing exercises were fun and loosened you up and after got nice feedback and tips on what to do with the rest of the day.
Wonderful to go up to the hill if the muses - where not all tourists go- and see some different views of the Acropolis . The different drawing exercises were fun and loosened you…
Si En
September 2019
An excellent time with Fiona, we really enjoyed ourselves and sketching on the hills. I would totally recommend this as a unique activity and for anyone interested to see the acropolis and the surroundings in a new light :)
Kerri
July 2019
This was a great way to experience Athens in a less touristy way, and learn some skills for future use! We did this as a couple, and thoroughly enjoyed our sketching on the hill. We have zero experience sketching, and that was totally OK! Thoroughly recommend this experience if you would like to get off the beaten tourist trail, and have some creative time. Our hosts were great and supported our very novice sketching, no worries at all.
This was a great way to experience Athens in a less touristy way, and learn some skills for future use! We did this as a couple, and thoroughly enjoyed our sketching on the hill. W…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Shoes for walking and a head full of dreams.