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Our next tours:

Bronze Age Aegean:
Santorini and Crete

Southern Greece  

Mani & More!

We vary the tours each year.
 Other itineraries we have done:

Mainly Peloponnese

North West Greece
Macedonia & Epiros

North Eastern Greece Macedonia

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last update: 24th July 2019

photograph of a Corfiot taken by
John Davenport Shakespear in 1858

this photo is the only surviving evidence of how these pipes were smoked, it is now on exhibition in Corfu

Photographs of Corfu in 1858

for a collection of beautiful sketches of Corfu by Theresa Nicholas and books by John Waller see

Relive the legends of Homer and the tragedies of Sophokles; walk in the footsteps of Pausanias and wonder at the glory of the works of Praxiteles and Phidias; enjoy the breathtaking scenery as we travel through olive clad mountains and fertile plains where you half expect to glimpse Herakles on one of his labours.

Our unique tours offer a chance to see all the major archaeological sites of ancient & classical Greece as well as taking you off the beaten track to less visited but fascinating places. In just a week we journey through over 3,000 years of Greek history, from Minoan to Byzantine, as well as enjoying the vibrancy of modern Greece.

We do two tours a year, one in May/June and one in September/October.

1st to 9th October 2019 Bronze Age Aegean: Santorini and Crete Two nights on Santorini visiting Ancient Thira, Akrotiri, the Pre-Historic Museum plus a wine tasting at sunset.  Three nights in Iraklion visiting Knossos, Ayia Triada, Phaistos and Malia, three nights in Ayios Nikolaos visiting Gournia, Lato, Spinalongha.  Cost: 1,360 per person sharing, 1,605 for a single room. FULL

Our Southern Greece  tour will take place from 30th May to 7th June 2020. We will stay 3 nights in Athens, from where we will visit  Vravrona, Thorikos, and Cape Sounion (at sunset), we also spend 3 nights in the beautiful town of Nauplio and visit  Nemea, Mycenae, Tyrins and Epidauros.  We  spend one night in Delphi (visiting the Archaeological Museum at Thebes on the way) and Olympia.  We will also visit the Temple of Apollo Epikourios at Vassae.
Cost: 1,168 per person sharing a twin or double room; 1,408 for a single room.

We plan to participate in the Nemean Games in 2020 (June 25th to 28th). You can run in the race, or offer your services as a slave or other official or simply be a spectator. We will stay in Nauplion for a week.  Note: We now have a waiting list for this.

 Mani & More!  Medieval Castles and Churches. September/October 2020. One night in Loutraki, 4 nights in  Gythio, 3 nights in Pylos. Visiting Mystra, Yeraki, Monevasia, Vathia, Areopoli, Methoni, plus the Palace of Nestor.

To check availability, for more information or to be put on our mailing list
contact Mary Kehoe on 07882 694189 or email
or Jane Maw Cornish on 029 20 704314 or email

Tour costs include flights, all travel in Greece, comprehensive information on the history, sites & museums, and all hotel accommodation (B & B, en-suite). It does not include entrance to sites and museums or lunch and dinner for which you should allow about 200-250.
The tours are organised & led by sisters Jane Maw Cornish and Mary Kehoe.
Travel to Greece, with Aegean or British Airways, is booked through Thornton's Travel and travel and accommodation in Greece is arranged by Christos Patakis of Anassa Travel, Athens, with whom we have been working since 1995.

Note: These privately organised tours have been running since 1975

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The Greek-0-File is a publication written and edited by Sylvia & Terry Cook. It is packed with articles on every aspect of Greece and Greek life.  You will find a lovely description of our tour of the Peloponnese in October 2003 in Greek-o-File Volume 3 and of the 2005 Northern Greece tour in Greek-o-File volume 5.  Volume 8  has 3 articles of particular interest: the story of the photographs of Corfu taken by Jane & Mary's great great grandfather in 1858, some recipes of his wife's (including Wild Boar) and an article by Judith Hepper about taking children (including Jane and Mary's grandchildren) to the ancient sites of Greece.
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Part of the Parthenon frieze, now magnificently displayed in the new Akropolis Museum







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Further reading:- web sites of interest

Hellenic Institute

Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games











Temple of Apollo at Delphi
Delphi museum
Slide show of Delphi pictures
Museum of the Stoa of Attalos at Athens
the Museum at Olympia
slide show of the temple at Sounion, Thassos and other places
more info and photos about Brauron