We have prepared A selection of story telling and performance experiences to entertain and help provide a better and in-depth picture of Greece. These are not theatrical productions rather selected themes / stories performed by local historical enthusiasts, performers and storytellers, some with the help of audio and visuals and films.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE
performed by Giouli Zafeiratou local specialist and creator of Hippocrates garden
This discussion will take you on a journey back in time, through history. To the mythological start of medicine and then to the ancient Greek doctor and father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, more than just a doctor. He was taught what might be shamanic traditions as well as herblore. With the advances of thought and tools of times he also delved into the beginnings of biology. Like all things in ancient Greece, medicine was never just medicine as we think of it, but a holistic and philosophical science. We will go through the development if this philosophical approach to medicine and nutrition. The understanding and practice promoted, that your food must be your medicine and that medicine must be your food, and the value of the right diet leads to the path of healthy body, healthy mind and healthy living.
We will look at how this holistic philosophy is actually the foundation of our modern medicine, not isolated as a hard science like we think of it now. This discussion will touch on and encourage you to think of what may have been left out of our current conceptualisation of medicine and how to approach our health as a whole and to treat pre-emptively not focussing on symptoms but of causes. Not only on the virus in the body but the issues that give birth the virus in the environment, and most importantly how these treatments and practices are focussed on not just healing the body or the mind but on maintaining and encouraging the flourishing and transcendence of the spirit.
A philosophical lifestyle and holistic approach of nutrition with the understanding that prevention is better than cure, and offering natural, botanical therapeutic guidelines
A curse or a blessing. Learn how it was conceived, how it was designed and implemented. At the time of its creation it helped Greece become the center of culture while at the same time it resulted in problems such as endless debate and conflict. Today, world over, suppressed people demand more democracy while those who have it try to find ways to take it back from politicians.
Come sun down, and our outdoor theatre transforms into a little cinema we have named Astropotos. ( The place with the Stars) Think beautiful warm nights, the sky filled with stars, a great movie, enjoying a class of wine in the company of your loved one.We have selected for you great Greek themed movies that will open an alternative window into every day Greek life. Included are commercial western titles for the young ones, such as Troy and 300. Good family fun, they will never tire of seeing them!
We also focus on Greek cinema, known for its slow pace, visual energy, character development and arthouse appeal. Greece has journeyed through many tempests in its short modern history and these movies reflect our day to day lives. Included are some enchanting movies with a Greek backdrop, some classics and some unknown gems. Screenings nightly.
The night sky & the zodiacs
Tonight the audience can reach the planets and enjoy the night sky with our telescope while learning of the origins of the zodiac. You will be able to gaze at the moon’s surface and further. While not everyone believes the zodiac concept and the 13 constellations cross the sun’s annual path, many believe that these rotations truly affect their lives.