Bare Bones - The Peloponnese
Surrounded by the wine dark sea, the Peloponnese is the very heartland of mythical and classical Greece. Its great high-walled citadels, Pylos, Tiryns and Mycenae were the stongholds of the Bronze Age Kings who dominated the first age of Greek glory. Surrounded by legends, Nemea – where Hercules slew the mighty lion, Delphi where Apollo created oracular power, these fortresses set the foundations of the Hellenic world.
Later epochs added their own skein of thread to the dictates of the Fates, and visiting the Peloponnese leads one in many directions. Olympia where Greeks celebrated their exclusivity with games, or Athens, where thought, reason and empire, gave rise to democracy, and brutal nationalism. Later still the all-conquering eagle of Rome first destroyed and then rebuilt Corinth in its own image, a new imperial Greece, carried forward to our own era by Byzantine resilience and magic, seen in the scintillating churches and palaces of Mistra, capital of the Despots.
All of this can be yours, a chance to explore and experience the birth of our own world in the company of like-minded people, and sympathetic experts. Experience the hospitality of the towns of modern Greece, explore their cuisine and wine for yourself. ‘It is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing, tempts him to blurt out stories never told…
- Visit the Corinth Museum and enjoy a specially arranged talk by the Museum Curator
- The land of Homer’s heroes and the great Bronze Age citadels from which they came
- The ‘big names’ of Classical Greece: Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Corinth
- Historic Churches
- Great Cities
- Ancient Greek
- Special Access
- Expert Guide Lecturer
- Tour Manager
- Local Travel - Private a/c coach
- Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
- Field Notes
- Hotels - Bed & Breakfast
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