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A Classic Greek Journey

A journey into ancient Greece where history and mythology merge...

In this land of myth and magic, where gods ruled and heroes battled, Classical Greece stirs the imagination like no other. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Spartans and Olympians as you walk through green valleys rich in wild olive and plane trees and explore the ruined temples and amphitheaters of a lost age.

This is a journey from the sacred site of the oracle at Delphi to the bustling metropolis of Athens. According to Zeus, Delphi was at the navel of the Earth. While here, we visit the ancient site and museum and enjoy a walk in the local countryside.

Continuing across the Gulf of Corinth, we visit Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Set in a valley of wild olive and plane trees, it is an enchanting setting.

We cross the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive at Sparta lying in a fertile plain with the peaks of the Taigetos mountains rising dramatically from the edge of the town. Nearby is Mistra which has some of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in Greece.

We travel north to Nauplia, the small Venetian seaport in the Gulf of Argos from where we visit Tiryns & Argos and the impressive theatre at Epidaurus.

We make our way to Athens by way of Mycenae and Ancient Corinth and crossing the impressive Corinth Canal. Although the highlight of Athens is undoubtedly the Acropolis, dominating the heart of the city and is itself dominated by the Parthenon, there is much more to see. We visit the Temple of Zeus and perhaps the Archaeological Museum. In the evening we will go into old Athens for dinner.

 
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You enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, communing with nature and discovering the world at a relaxed pace. Short countryside strolls or sightseeing on foot make you feel good. You enjoy cities with art and culture and like to develop an interest in your surroundings. You are reasonably fit and healthy. No previous experience is required.



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    12 Sep 2017
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    11
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    London (Heathrow)
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    27 Sep 2017
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    11
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    17 Apr 2018
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    11 Sep 2018
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    26 Sep 2018
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  • Itinerary & Map
    12 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017

    Day 1 - Delphi
    Depart from London Heathrow to Athens, and transfer by road to Delphi for 3 nights’ accommodation. Our journey takes approximately 3½ hours driving plus a short stop.

    Day 2 - Delphi
    We will have a fairly relaxed day in Delphi, exploring the museum and the ancient site, also allowing for some time to be spent at leisure.

    Day 3 - Delphi
    Walking and exploring the local countryside of this fascinating corner of Greece.

    Day 4 - Olympia
    Crossing the Gulf of Corinth today, we travel to the ancient site of Olympia, birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. We’ll have time to explore the site and we stay in Olympia for 1 night’s accommodation.

    Day 5 - Sparta
    We journey across the Peloponnese mountains to Sparta for 2 nights’ accommodation.

    Day 6 - Sparta
    Walking in and around Sparta. During our stay here we plan to visit medieval Mistra.

    Day 7 - Nauplia
    We now head northward to Nauplia where we spend 2 nights, visiting Argos and Tiryns en route.

    Day 8 - Nauplia
    From Nauplia we will visit Ancient Epidauros, with its magnificent amphitheatre.

    Day 9 - Athens
    Leaving Nauplia behind we visit Mycenae and Ancient Corinth before crossing the Corinth Canal and continuing to Athens where we stay for 3 nights.

    Day 10 - Athens
    During our two days in Athens we’ll spend time sightseeing, visiting the Acropolis, Parthenon, and perhaps the Archaeological Museum if time permits.

    Day 12 - -
    We leave for Athens Airport and our return flight to London Heathrow.


  • Accommodation

    Delphi (3), Olympia (1), Sparta (2), Nauplia (2), Athens (3). In well located and comfortable hotels.

  • What's Included
    • Return flights and airport transfers.
    • All transfers between centres.
    • B&B en suite accommodation.
    • Dinners taken at local restaurants and tavernas.
    • Knowledgeable local guides.
    • All local transport costs.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Treading in the footsteps of Ancient Olympians.
    • Visiting the remains of ancient Sparta.
    • Seeing the beautiful frescoes at Mystra.
    • Testing the acoustics at Epidaurus amphitheatre.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Arrival transfer by road (c3hrs 30mins).
    • Flights: Heathrow-Athens (c3hrs 45mins), British Airways.
    • UK add-on flights from £95 return, British Airways.
    • Upgrades to Business Class available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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