9 days

From £3,980

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Discover ancient kingdoms across this region

East of Thessaloniki are the mountains and plains of Thrace. Its ancient kingdoms were alternately at war and allied to Persians, Greeks and Macedonians. Discover the strategic cities that grew up in the wake of passing conquerors Phillipi, Mesembria with its Romano-Thracian chariot burials, and catch a glimpse of the city of Amphipolis. Thrace’s landmark archaeological sites and Byzantine, Medieval and Ottoman monuments add to its rich cultural heritage. This wild land is notable for the peaceful co-existence of Christian and Muslim traditions.

Tour highlights:

  • Discover the traces of Roman, Medieval and Ottoman history which remain across the region
  • Take a short trip across the Thracian sea to the lovely unspoiled islands of Thasos and Samothrace
  • Explore the Sanctuary of the Great Gods built to honour fertility deities around 1000 BCE

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Today's Price

Deposit: £750 Single supplement: £385

Meet your Experts

Andrew Farrington

Andante Guide Lecturer

After a career of teaching Classics, Ancient Greek, and Roman history, Andrew is now Assistant Professor in Ancient Greek History in the Department of History and Ethnology at the Democritus University of Thrace.

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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
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
3 September 2024 ATHR240903 3 September 2024 (Tuesday) 11 September 2024 (Wednesday) Andrew Farrington £3,980
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