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Sunset over Meteora in Greece

Ancient Epirus and beyond

Departure dateDuration
Prices Start from
Tour ExpertMax Group SizeStatus
03/09/209 Days £3,495 ex. flightsCarolyn Perry15 LIMITED Reserve your place

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Preveza city port and boats, Preveza, Greece 1


Situated at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf, Preveza is a charming coastal city.

Aerial drone photo of Nikopolis, Preveza, Epirus, Greece 2


Explore the archaeological site of Nikopolis and labyrinthine passageways of the Sanctuary of Persephone and Hades.

Aerial view of Metsovo, Epirus, Greece 3

The Zagori region

Travel through Zagori, home to the stunning Pindus mountain range.

Great Monastery of Varlaam on the high rock in Meteora, Meteora monasteries, Greece 4


Marvel at Meteora’s monasteries ‘hovering in the air’.

Why we like it

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.

What can I say? We’re great fans of Carolyn. She is informative, knowledgeable, encourages questions (no matter how stupid they may be) and enthusiastic. And even better – if we asked a question and she didn’t know the answer she openly admits it and then finds out the answer for us. I hate “experts” who bluff or give out false information to save face. Carolyn makes tramping around (and up) sites fun and we looked forward to every day. She is a fantastic expert in her field and if she organised a tour to Bognor we’d sign up for it because we trust her judgement implicitly!” 2019 Greece Group tour with Carolyn.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    Athens - Patras
  • Day 2
    Patras - Preveza
  • Days 3
    Preveza to Orraon and Arta
  • Day 4
    Preveza to Kassope and Nikopolis
  • Day 5
    Preveza to Parga and Ephyra
  • Day 6
    Preveza to Agios Giorgios, Dodoni and Ioannina
  • Day 7
    Preveza to Meteora and onto Trikala
  • Day 8
    Meteora to Thermopylae and onto Athens
Preveza city port and boats, Preveza, Greece
Preveza, Greece


Situated at the edge of the stunning Ambracian Gulf, Preveza is a scenic town that, with an Italian style. It is a historical place evoking memories like the Old Nicopolis. Here, discover majestic delights like the castle of Ali Pasha that proudly stands above the beautiful town of Parga. It is a place of colours that dominated and the endless Ionian Sea. It is well-known for its nearby site, Nikopoli.

Aerial drone photo of Nikopolis, Preveza, Epirus, Greece


The incredible UNESCO city of Nikopolis, the largest ancient city in Greece. The city, meaning ‘victory city’, was built by the Roman emperor Octavian after his victory at Aktion against Antony and Cleopatra of Egypt. Many inhabitants of surrounding cities were resettled here in order to populate the city. See the impressive theatre, of which the proscenium walls still stand.

Great Monastery of Varlaam on the high rock in Meteora, Meteora monasteries, Greece


Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Meteora, the Eastern Orthodox monasteries which cling to the spectacular rock formations that seem to rise miraculously from the plain. Six of the original twenty-four monasteries remain, dating from the 14th century onward.

Acropolis of Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece


Athens is often referred to as the historical capital of Europe, given its long history which dates back to the Neolithic age. In 1834, Athens became the capital of the modern Greek state and since then has become an attractive and contemporary metropolis with unrivalled charm. The marketplace of Agora is one of the most interesting archaeological sites to visit, having been the heart of public life in Socrates and Plato’s day.

Includes / Excludes

Important Information

Activity Level
Moderate Activity
Single Supplement

Travelling on your own? Our group tours are perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places provides security and peace of mind. We handle all of 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 expert.


To allow flexibility, our group tours do not include international flights as standard. We can arrange international flights on your behalf and the above is an indication of the cost, based on return flights departing from London. All international flights from the UK are ATOL protected.

What is included

  • Accompanied by Carolyn Perry throughout
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Accompanied by a local guide throughout
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Entrance Fees
  • Entrance fees to Sites and Museums
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers and porters
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Transportation (as indicated in itinerary)

What is excluded

  • International flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

Why a Steppes expert-led group tour

1.Experience Matters

We have been running insightful and groundbreaking group tours since our inception in 1989. We have worked with institutions such as the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum and run wildlife tours in conjunction with conservation agencies such as Fauna & Flora International, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Orangutan Foundation, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the Jane Goodall Institute.

2.Size Matters

Our average group size is typically eight to ten people, smaller than other group tours typically offered – a factor which many of our clients appreciate. Travelling as part of a smaller group provides a more intimate, personalised and relaxed atmosphere.

4.It’s about who you know

We have developed an enviable pool of expertise from which to choose our tour experts, who we carefully select based on their knowledge, companionship and personality. Often, these experts can use their influence to facilitate private access to sites not typically open to the public.

3.Like-Minded People

Steppes Travellers are like-minded people – interesting, interested and curious. Our group tours aim to create an easy and informal atmosphere – we have a lot of fun on our tours and many friendships have been formed.

5.Value for money

Our tours are well-priced to ensure you get real value for money. We include gratuities on the majority of our tours and do not pass on currency surcharges. We strive to look after single travellers as well as we can, keeping single supplements to a minimum.

6.Peace of Mind

When you travel on one of our group tours, you will be looked after by our local agents and your tour expert with the back-up of our 24-hour emergency number and duty manager. All our holidays are fully bonded and protected – our ATOL number is ATOL 6495.

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For further information about any of these tours please call 01285 601 784

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03/09/209 Days £3,495 ex. flightsCarolyn Perry15 LIMITED Reserve your place

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Our travel experts have a wealth of first-hand knowledge, so if you have any questions about this expert-led group tour, please get in touch. They would love to help. We hope you can join us on this tour.

01285 601 784

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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