View over rooftops at Monemvasia
The Temple of Zeus, Nemea
Our next tours:
We vary the tours each year.
Mainly Peloponnese 2011
Southern Greece 2009
North Eastern Greece Macedonia & Thrace
North West Greece Macedonia & Epiros
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photograph of a Corfiot taken by
this photo is the only surviving evidence of how these pipes were smoked, it is now on exhibition in Corfu
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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 and one in September.
Fully bookedMay 27th to June 4th 2015 we visit Southern Greece. As well as visiting the major sites of Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Ancient Corinth and Mycenae, we will take a boat trip through the Corinth Canal, visit Brauron, Thorikos, Cape Sounion (at sunset), Vassae, Lerna & Ancient Nemea.
We will stay 3 nights in Athens, 3 nights in Nauplion and one night each in Delphi & Olympia.
The cost for 8 nights including flights from Heathrow to Athens: £970 per person sharing a twin or double room, £1,146 for a single room. Prices without flights: £670 per person sharing a twin or double; £846 for a single room. Children under 12: with flight £646, without flight: £346.
September 26th to
Mani & More! Byzantine Churches
& Castles of the Southern
This tour visits the little
know region of southernmost Greece including Mani, a rugged, barren area
dotted with hundreds of small churches, mostly from the Byzantine period
and many containing fine frescoes. The coastline is stunningly
beautiful. We will be based in the two pretty ports of
Pylos. Our itinerary includes
and Yeraki, two
abandoned medieval towns, each topped with a medieval castle, beneath
which are a number of Byzantine churches;
another medieval town, full of churches, set on a rock jutting out to
sea; we spend a day in the Deep Mani going, via Areopolis
and Vathia, down to the entrance to Hades at Cape Tenairon.
We also visit the medieval town at Kardymili and the castle, on a
beach, at Methoni.
The cost for 8 nights including flights from Heathrow to Athens is: £885 per person sharing a twin or double room, £1,010 for a single room. Prices without flights: £655 per person sharing a twin or double; £780 for a single room.Because many of the churches we visit are small we will restrict the group to 22.
Note: These privately organised tours have been running since 1975
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Part of the Parthenon frieze, now magnificently displayed in the new Akropolis Museum
Further reading:- web sites of interest
Society for the Revival of the Nemean Games
|Temple of Apollo at Delphi||http://www.ancient-greece.org/architecture/delphi-temple-of-apollo.html
|Slide show of Delphi pictures||http://www.ancient-greece.org/architecture/delphi-temple-of-apollo.html
|Museum of the Stoa of Attalos at Athens||http://www.culture.gr/2/21/211/21101m/e211am02.html
|the Museum at Olympia||http://www.culture.gr/2/21/211/21107m/e211gm04.html
|slide show of the temple at Sounion, Thassos and other places||http://www.duncanjdsmith.com/Galleryall/Greece/pages/SounionTemplePoseidon.htm
|more info and photos about Brauron||http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/siteindex?lookup=Brauron