Greece at a Glance: The Fishing Village and Market
With the grand opening of Take Me There®: Greece finally here, we wanted to show how years of dedicated research and collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports have helped make this exhibit a reality. In this blog series, we’ll show you how we’ve used the research our staff has done abroad to create this snapshot of life in modern Greece. We’ll also give you a closer look at some of the unique experiences we have in store for you and your family!
The Fishing Village and Market
Learn about the fishing industry in Greece and experience Greek coastal life with a partial recreation of a fishing boat and coastal fishing village. Imagine what it’s like to work in the Greek fishing industry by stepping aboard a replica fishing boat and reeling in and weighing (plush) fish.
Watch the video below to see how our researchers’ experiences in real Greek coastal villages helped us to build our recreation.
Role-play buying and selling faux food at a recreation of a typical Greek food market.
At the market, you can discover what a typical Greek laiki, or market, has to offer and the ways it looks the same or different to a grocery store or farmers’ market in Indiana. Laikis are outdoor markets where many vendors gather to sell food, gardening tools, and toys. They usually have very fresh food for sale, since most vendors are farmers that live nearby. Laikis are very common in Greece–there are 44 different laikis in Athens alone!
Peruse the “products” on display, including fresh fruits and vegetables, candy, and feta cheese. Look in the cash register to find real examples of euros, the currency used in Greece.
Discover the importance of Orthodox religion in Greek life and culture. Stop by our church façade to learn about the importance of the Greek Orthodox Church and items that represent religion’s influence in modern Greek life and culture. Learn about traditional Greek holidays, how they’re celebrated, and how Greek Orthodox Christianity is practiced. What connections can you make with how religion and spirituality are practiced in your community?
To learn more and experience modern Greece for yourself, plan your visit to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Keep in mind, Take Me There®: Greece won’t be here forever –you never know where Take Me There Airways will go next!