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Our next tours:

Southern Greece  

North Eastern Greece:
 
Macedonia

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

Mani & More!

Bronze Age Aegean:
Santorini and Crete

Mainly Peloponnese

North West Greece
Macedonia & Epiros

click on place names which are underlined for more information

web site created & maintained by
Jane Maw Cornish

last update:
31st December 2020

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 www.yiannisbooks.com

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.

Our Southern Greece  tour planned for May 2020 obviously had to be cancelled and will now take place, we hope, from 22nd to 30th May 2021.  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 not including flights: 815 per person sharing a twin or double room; 1,055 for a single room. 

We will visit North Eastern Greece: Macedonia  from 28th September to 6th October 2021 with 4 nights in Thessaloniki and 4 nights in Kavala, visiting Pella, Dion, Veryina, Philippi, Amphipolis  and the island of Thasos.
Cost, not including flights: 720 per person sharing a twin or double room; 915 for a single room.

To check availability, for more information or to be put on our mailing list
contact Mary Kehoe on 07882 694189 or email maryekehoe47@yahoo.co.uk
or Jane Maw Cornish on 029 20 704314 or email
jmawcornish@gmail.com

Tour costs all travel in Greece, comprehensive information on the history, sites & museums, and all hotel accommodation (B & B, en-suite).
The cost does not include flights; we are no longer making group bookings
and are asking you to arrange your own.
The cost also does not include entrance to sites and museums or lunch and dinner for which you should allow about 250.
The tours are organised & led by sisters Jane Maw Cornish and Mary Kehoe.
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.
To order visit
www.greekofile.co.uk

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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

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Temple of Apollo at Delphi http://www.ancient-greece.org/architecture/delphi-temple-of-apollo.html
 
Delphi museum 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