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.