Meet the Greeks

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.

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. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  5. Field Notes

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

Useful Information

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2018 Tour Details

Wed 16th May - Wed 23rd May

Available
Accepting £300 deposits

£ TBC

IGR18A

Led By: Dr Rita Roussos

Book before 16th June 2017 for a fully refundable £300 fixed deposit.

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