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Smaro Touloupa is a wonderful lecturer. She really brought Athens to life, and I cannot wait to return.
What a wonderful, wonderful presentation! Can I give more than 5 stars? Smaro Touloupa did a marvelous job of combining ancient Athens history and sites, with more recent history and the current sites, neighborhoods and lifestyles. She shared so much information and ideas constantly, for about 80 minutes, with many photographs (old and new), paintings, and helpful maps. How I would love for Smaro to guide me around Athens and elsewhere in Greece!
This was my first Context Conversation and I am very impressed. Smaro Touloupa is a wonderful guide to Athens, giving a thorough and extremely interesting well-illustrated introduction to many and varied aspects of the city.
It made me want to jump straight on a plane and head to the Greek capital!
I'll be looking out for more of her Conversations.
There are few professional guides like Smaro Touloupa: not only does she hold multiple advanced degrees apart from her professional license, Smaro is able to bring together the long and rich history and mythology of Athens into the contemporary life of one of the most vibrant European cities. From myths to history to contemporary politics and art, Smaro weaves a complex narrative that keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you cannot travel, the next best thing is to travel virtually to Greece with Smaro Touloupa.
I have been to Athens several times, but not for many years, unfortunately. So I was excited to see this beautiful city and hear about her from Smaro Touloupa who clearly is a knowledgeable and eloquent advocate for her city and country. I learned a lot, appreciating the orientation with maps and pictures that showed me places I knew and many I did not. I highly recommend this program to anyone and look forward to taking more tours with Smaro, whom I now feel is a friend. Thank you.