Damaris Falconar 1920-2010




Journey through Ancient Greece



Have you thought you would like to explore the wonders of ancient Greece but been put off by the amount of organisation involved in touring a foreign country?

Do you shy away from the idea of being 'herded' on a package holiday?

Do you holiday alone, but like the idea of the company of like-minded people?

Do you want a holiday that combines activity and relaxation?

'A Journey through Ancient Greece' could be the answer for you!

These privately organised tours were started in 1974 by Damaris Falconar, a Classics teacher in Bristol, and are now run twice a year by her daughters Jane Maw Cornish and Mary Kehoe who accompany the trips.

Jane & Mary

These are holidays with a difference: the lightly packaged tour for the independently minded!

At the sites and in the museums you are free to explore at your own pace; to examine every stone, to sit and sketch - or just sit!

Jean Rabjohn sketching at Delphi

Emma, John & Rob enjoying lunch at Cape Sounion

We stay in the centre of the towns which means that we are often within walking distance of the sites and museums so you can choose when you go and how long you stay, and we are always close to shops and restaurants. The hotels we stay in are Greek, often family owned; they are 'B' class (roughly 3 star).
We usually have a picnic or snack lunch (maybe on the site under an olive tree) and in the evening eat in one of the many excellent local 'tavernas' where a
good meal with local wine typically costs between 10 & 15.

(You can be as sociable as you want, you don't have to join a group, but likewise you need never be alone if you don't want to be.)

Greece in September/October and May/June is not too crowded. and can be pleasantly warm and sunny; we usually eat outdoors and often manage a swim.

Christos Patakis of Anassa Travel who organises the hotels and travel in Greece for us.

Our trips are suitable for all ages: the range so far has been 7 to 96! We believe that if you want to join us neither age nor infirmity should be a barrier; whilst many of the sites we visit are steep and/or rough underfoot it is possible to enjoy at least the atmosphere at most of them.

We also want to introduce children to the wonders of ancient Greece (as Damaris did for us and for all her many grandchildren); Jane has produced a Childrens' Guide to all the sites with activities to help inspire interest.

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