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 amphitheatres of a lost age.
This is a journey from the sacred site of the oracle at Delphi
to the bustling metropolis of Athens. On arrival we travel to Delphi.
According to Zeus, Delphi was at the navel of the Earth. 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 stunning
theatre at Epidauros.
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