My name is Danae and according to the myth, I captured the heart of mighty Zeus. The resourceful god took the form of a shower of gold in order to make a good first impression on me and he actually did! A few months later, I was destined to become the mother of a great hero and my adventures begun…
If you want to learn more about mythology, history, art and modern life of Greece, I will be happy to join you on a journey through time and space.
In real life, I am a licensed tour guide based in Athens and I feel fortunate to have a strong passion for antiquity and culture, driving my career. I studied history and archaeology in Athens, I continued with master studies in museology. I graduated the National School of Guides in 2011. Since then, I work as a guide introducing visitors to some of the most important and influential sites, monuments and museums of Western civilization, sharing with them the secrets of Greek lifestyle.
After many years of guiding, I realize that there is nothing more exciting than the moment when I see Greece in my guests' eyes. I am looking forward to seeing that in your eyes too…
A Recent Review of this guide
Danae arranged a special trip to Eleusis, off the beaten track, and her knowledge of the the archaeology, myths and history of the site was excellent. She could explain this complex site and its Mysteries in a way you could understand. Her expertise also brought the museum visits to life. She is an excellent guide to the Greek ancient history and archeology, talking about features easily so you can understand what was going on back then.
Studies in History & Archaeology at the University of Athens (4 years)
Studies at the National School of guides in Thessaloniki (2 years)
Master studies in Museology at the University of Athens (2 years)
Seminars in storytelling in Athens & internationally (2 years)
Seminars in creative writing (less than a year)
Diploma C2 in English
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
My tours are possible for larger groups, just feel free to ask me for a customization!