Meteora Monasteries private tour

  METEORA Metéora, group of monasteries on the summits of vertical rock formations in Thessaly (Modern Greek: Thessalía), Greece. The monasteries are located just north of the small town of Kalambáka, south of the village of Kastraki, and east of the Pindus (Píndos) Mountains in the valley of the Pineiós River. The name was derived from a Greek contraction meaning “suspended in the air.” […]

Corinth Canal – Corinth – Mycenae – Nafplion – Epidaurus (11hrs)

  MYCENAE Mycenae was a fortified late Bronze Age city located between two hills on the Argolid plain of the Peloponnese, Greece. The acropolis today dates from between the 14th and 13th century BCE when the Mycenaean civilization was at its peak of power, influence and artistic expression.  In Mythology In Greek mythology the city was founded by Perseus, who gave the site its name either after his […]

Ancient Olympia (10hrs)

  OLYMPIA Located in the western Peloponnese, Olympia was an ancient Greek sanctuary site dedicated to the worship of Zeus, in whose honour Pan–Hellenic Games were held every four years from 776 BCE to 393 CE. First inhabited in the second millennium BCE, the first archaeological record of dwellings dates from 1900 to 1600 BCE. The Kronion hill at the site was perhaps […]

Delphi – Osios Loukas (9hrs)

  DELPHI Delphi was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary sacred to the god Apollo. Located on Mt. Parnassus near the Gulf of Corinth, the sanctuary was home to the famous oracle of Apollo which gave cryptic predictions and guidance to both city-states and individuals. In addition, Delphi was also home to the panhellenic Pythian Games. Mythology & Origins The site was […]

Delphi – Thermopylae (9hrs)

THERMOPYLAE Thermopylae is a mountain pass near the sea in northern Greece which was the site of several battles in antiquity, the most famous being that between Persians and Greeks in August 480 BCE. Despite being greatly inferior in numbers, the Greeks held the narrow pass for three days with Spartan King Leonidas fighting a last-ditch defence with a small […]

Corinth Canal – Corinth – Mycenae – Nafplion (9hrs)

  MYCENAE Mycenae was a fortified late Bronze Age city located between two hills on the Argolid plain of the Peloponnese, Greece. The acropolis today dates from between the 14th and 13th century BCE when the Mycenaean civilization was at its peak of power, influence and artistic expression.  In Mythology In Greek mythology the city was founded by Perseus, who gave the site its name either after his […]