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Our next tours:

Bronze Age Aegean:  
Santorini and Crete

Mani & More!

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

Mainly Peloponnese

Southern Greece  

North West Greece
Macedonia & Epiros

North Eastern Greece:

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Jane Maw Cornish

last update: 17th April 2024

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. Please note that we are now limiting our group sizes to 15.

Plans for 2024:
Bronze Age Aegean:  
Santorini and Crete May 21st to 29th 2024 Some spaces available
2 nights on Santorini
visiting the Bronze Age town at Akrotiri, the hilltop Hellenistic town of Thira, as well as wine tasting overlooking the caldera. 3 nights in Iraklion, visiting Knossos, Phaistos,  Ayia Triada and Malia. 3 nights in Ayios Nikaolos visiting Gournia, Lato, the former leper colony on the island of Sphinalonga.
Cost: per person sharing a room 1,285, Single room 1,560

Mani & More!  Byzantine Churches and Castles, September 17th to 24th 2024. FULL
One night in Loutraki
on the Gulf of Corinth, 4 nights in Gythio and 3 in Pylos, all our hotels are by the sea. We will be visiting the  ruined Byzantine cities and churches of Mystras and Yeraki, Monemvasia, the tower villages at Vathia, Areopolis and Kardamyli, Cape Matapan, the castles at Pylos and Methone, and as we are so near, the Bronze Age palace of Nestor.
Cost: per person sharing a room: 935. Single room: 1,150.

And new for 2025! A week in Athens and Environs. April 23rd to 30th. We will stay at the Cypria Hotel in he centre of Athens for 7 nights and spend three days exploring he city. We will also visit the islands of Aegina and Salamis, the Monastery at Daphni, the ancient site of Eleusis and the Temple to Poseidon at Sounion. We are awaiting a price for the tour. Please note this tour is already full.

To check availability or to be put on the waiting list, or 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 07850 678977 or email

Tour costs include 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. 
Flights can be booked with Jeannette Ford, Tel: 01275 332211, email:,
or directly online. We recommend booking a fare which can be changed if necessary.

The cost also does not include entrance to sites and museums or lunch and dinner for which you should allow about 250 -300.

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 tour 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