- Retrace the step of the famous battle of Leonidas and his 300 spartans
- Explore the archaeological site of Nikopolis, the largest in size, ancient city in Greece
- Travel through the Zagori region, home to the stunning Pindus mountain range
- Explore the labyrinthine passageways of the Sanctuary of Persephone and Hades
This is a Greece with a difference, focusing not only on the great poleis or city-states of the south but on some of the fascinating sites of the regions of Acarnania, Epirus and Boeotia. The names of these regions of ancient Greece may be unfamiliar, but the events, personalities and settings will be well-known. Accompanied by Greek historian, Carolyn Perry, who will bring this region to live.
In Acarnania you will see where the Battle of Actium, between Octavian and Antony and Cleopatra, took place, in Epirus visit Dodona the city of Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great, and capital of King Pyrrhus, and in Boeotia pass by the site of the battle of Thermopylae, where the legend of the 300 Spartans was forged.
The Greek landscape, characterised by its mountain chains, gorges and jagged coastline, provides a spectacular backdrop to the history of this mesmerizing region.
Why should I join this group tour?
For the expertise of Carolyn Perry, as well as the opportunity to travel with like-minded individuals to a region of Greece that offers a fascinating history.
"Carolyn Perry is excellent; well prepared, always smiling and ready to answer questions.", Greece Group tour with Carolyn.
What is the accommodation like in Greece?
We have carefully selected a range of small comfortable hotels and boutique three to four-star guest houses for this group tour. Where possible, we have chosen properties with wonderful locations.
Is this tour suitable for solo travellers?
Our group tours are perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places does provide security and peace of mind. We handle all the arrangements for you and there will be a local tour guide on hand throughout to provide advice and help if needed, as well as the expertise of a Tour Lecturer.
If you are willing to share, we will always do our best to match you up with another solo traveller of the same sex so that you do not have to pay for a single room.
If you would prefer the privacy of your own room and would like this guaranteed, then the single room price supplement will apply.
How fit do I need to be to enjoy this tour?
You do not need to be particularly fit to participate, there are no long walks involved but there will be a certain number of stone steps and uneven surfaces.
What is the food in Greece like?
Greek cuisine offers a unique blend of Mediterranean flavours, representing a rich historical past.
From baked lamb with yoghurt to fresh vibrant salads - the Greeks live for lunch. The main food in Greece is characterised by the use of spices such as black pepper and Mediterranean herbs such as oregano, mint, basil and rosemary. In the cooking of meat and fish, chilli pepper and garlic is used to good effect. In true Greek style, take lunch at a local’s house to try homemade sheep's cheese (feta), made from traditional methods in the mountains and washed down with the local hooch, raki...not for the faint-hearted!
What will the weather be like in Greece in September?
Not excessively hot but the days should be clear and sunny. When travelling in mountainous areas the weather can vary.
For a detailed itinerary or to book your place on this tour, please contact us.