7 days

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An archaeological treasure house

This is a relaxed exploration of the lives and landscapes of Greeks, gods, and heroes, in the place where archaeology meets myths, as we explore the Argolid, in the eastern Peloponnese.

We explore the sites at the heart of the Greeks’ most ancient and cherished myths, which record the change from the old to the new gods. Here Heracles, the ancient Greeks’ greatest hero, carried out the first of his legendary labours for his arch-enemy King Eurystheus of Tiryns. This is where Theseus grew up and fought his first foes on his journey to claim his birth right as Athenian king. Nemea was the site of Heracles’ first labour and has been famed for its wine since Homer’s day. It is currently one of Greece’s premium wine producing regions, and here we sample the latest results of a 3000-year-old craft. The trip concludes with a sea voyage to Athens, the city of Theseus who ruled from the Acropolis and unified Attica with the institutions that gave birth to democracy.

Athens forms an appropriate ending to this story. A visit to the National Museum allows us to see some of the artefacts which once furnished and graced the sites we have visited or belonged to the heroes of the past who once waked those hills of the Argolid.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the land of Homer’s heroes and the great bronze citadels from which they came
  • Visit the lesser known, quieter sites of the Argolid as well as the big-ticket names
  • Enjoy a prolonged stay in Nafplion, one of the prettiest harbour towns in Greece

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Deposit: £750

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Meet your Experts

Dr Rita Roussos

Andante Guide Lecturer

A native Athenian, Rita taught archaeology and art history at the American University of Athens. She has worked on archaeological projects in Isthmia, Kato, Lossous and Mantinea.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
2 October 2023 APES231002 2 October 2023 (Monday) 8 October 2023 (Sunday) Dr Rita Roussos £2,895
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£750 £0 Book your trip
30 September 2024 APES240930 30 September 2024 (Monday) 6 October 2024 (Sunday) Dr Rita Roussos £3,250
(inc. flights)
£750 £285 Book your trip
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