Feeling golden at the 2500-year old birthplace of the Olympic games, tapping your toes and licking your lips in tiny tavernas, getting an on-site history lesson from an expert, peering into the volcanic origins of the Islands at the edge of an active crater
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Somewhere between the splendour of Delphi and the charm of the islands you catch yourself thinking—is it Greece’s natural beauty or man-made marvels that make the birthplace of western thought so alluring? From the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Turkish castles of Nafplio and the medieval ruins of Mystras, you’re set to conquer the Peloponnese—but the turquoise waters of the islands still tempt you with their siren call. Wander through the whitewashed villages of Santorini and watch the sunset on Naxos while sipping local drinks—this adventure is nothing less than a Greek odyssey.
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Guided visit to Delphi archeological sites and Museum, learning about the history and mythology of ancient Greece. Also take an introductory Greek language lesson.
Guided visit to the site and museum of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games.
Travel to Sparta and explore the medieval ruins of Mystras. This evening, visit a local taverna for Greek appetizers, Ouzo tasting and atmosphere.
Travel to Nafplio with a visit to the ancient site of Epidavros. On day 6 explore the ruins of Mycenae. Free time to explore the town or visit the beach.
Travel by ferry to the Greek Islands. We explore Naxos Island and enjoy a sunset with local drinks and a concert of traditional music and dance in the beautiful courtyard of an old Venetian mansion.
Ferry to Santorini and take a volcano boat tour, learning about the eruption which created Santorini and it's surrounds. We view the still active crater before enjoying a swim in the nearby thermal springs. Visit the white-washed village of Oiaand and enjoy sunset drinks.
Flight to Athens. Athens orientation walk, and visit the Acropolis ruins and Acropolis museum.
Depart at any time.