Meet the Greeks

Ancient Agora of Athens
Ancient Agora of Athens
View over the hills at Delphi, where those who dared consulted the high priestess or Pythia who would foretell their fate
View over the hills at Delphi, where those who dared consulted the high priestess or Pythia who would foretell their fate
Wildflowers near the citadel at Mycenae
Wildflowers near the citadel at Mycenae
The Parthenon which has dominated the skyline of Athens for nearly 2500 years
The Parthenon which has dominated the skyline of Athens for nearly 2500 years
Beautiful Apollo, cast in incredible detail (down to the eyelashes!)
Beautiful Apollo, cast in incredible detail (down to the eyelashes!)

The ‘Greatest Hits’ of the Greek world: gods, heroes, monsters and kings. The stories and legends, customs and politics of the Greek world continue to echo through the ages. From Achilles’ heel to Herculean struggles, election voting to frequenting the theatre. How did a rowdy group of rival kingdoms dominate the ancient Aegean for so many centuries?

Our journey begins in the Peloponnesian hills, dramatic landscapes where myth and legend endured for millennia: where the hero Hercules began his twelve tasks, and King Agamemnon set out to rescue Helen and capture Troy. Continue to Classical Athens, a city whose Golden Age led to astonishing advances in art, philosophy, science and politics.

  • From the heroic exploits of Hercules, to the Trojan Wars, to the Golden age of Classical Athens
  • The perfect introduction of 2000 years of Western Civilisation
  • Receive a special talk at Eleusis with the site director

Themes

  • Historic Churches
  • Great Cities
  • Ancient Greek

Practicalities

  • Special Access
  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Meals - All meals included with wine at dinner
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  6. Field Notes
  7. Hotels
  8. Flights

Hotel Info

  • 2 nights in a well situated hotel, just off the main square and close to museums in the beautiful town of Nafplion;
  • 5 nights in a modern city hotel with rooftop garden views of the Parthenon, close to the Acropolis in Athens

Travel Information

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