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Our next tours:

Mani & More!

Bronze Age Aegean:  
Santorini and Crete

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

Southern Greece  

North Eastern Greece:
 
Macedonia

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: 22nd December 2021

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.

In September and October we had two very successful trips: our much postponed Southern Greece  tour and our North Eastern Greece: Macedonia  and Thrace tour. 

We are now looking forward to 2022.  Please note that we are limiting our group sizes to 15.

Mani & More!  Byzantine Churches and  Castles:  May 14th to 22nd 2022 We stay one night in Loutraki, 4 nights in Gythio and 3 nights in Pylos, visiting Mystra, Yeraki, Monemvasia, Areopoli, Cape Matapan, Kardamyli, Methoni, with optional visits to the island of Sphakteria and the Bronze Age Palace of Nestor.
Flights (not included in the price) are with Aegean from Heathrow to Athens.
Cost: per person sharing double or twin room 875; single room 1,050, not including flights.

Bronze Age Aegean:  Santorini and Crete: October 5th to 13th 2022 (please note change of date)  We stay 2 nights on Santorini, where we visit Akrotiri and Ancient Thira, (and have a wine tasting overlooking the caldera), 3 nights in Heraklion, from where we visit Knossos, Phaistos and Ayia Triada and 3 nights in Ayios Nikolaos form where we visit Malia, Gournia and the island of Sphinalonga. 
Flights (not included in the price) are with British Airways direct from Heathrow to Santorini and from Heraklion to Heathrow
Cost: per person sharing double or twin 1,200, single room 1,475. 
NB There are only a few places left on this tour

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 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: Gin@futuretravelgroup.co.uk,
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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best of the many guide books to Greece is produced by Blue Guides

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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 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