Greece, motherland of all things classical! Home of the ancient Gods and Goddesses, land of myth and legend, the birthplace of Western civilisation as we know it and the ancient origin of democracy and philosophy, literature and science. Many aspects of our modern culture can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks, including dramatic arts and sport, developed later by the Romans and spread far and wide throughout the empire. The capital, Athens, is also the home of the ultimate symbol of Classics, the Parthenon.
Aside from its rich history Greece is also famous for its diverse landscape, from rugged mountains to stunning sandy beaches, lush islands to vast deserts and national parks, all wrapped up in a welcoming culture of delicious food, wine and generosity of spirit.
“Visit Sparta, Pylos and other remote sites in the southern regions of the Peloponnese, explore Attica, the region around Athens that overlooks the island of Salamis (and site of the famous battle during the Persian wars), or head to Macedonia in the North, land of Alexander the Great.”
A particular gem in Greece is the southern Peloponnese, centred around formidable Sparta. Guidebooks will tell you there's not much to see here, but we know better!
Let us guide you on an epic journey back in time, from the origins of Sparta to its decisive role in Persians wars, its epic defeat over Athens during the Peloponnesean wars and the inspiration it provided for not only the Romans but warriors throughout the ages.
ATTICA: INTELLECTUAL, ARTISTIC AND POLITICAL
As the birthplace of democracy, and with Athens at its heart, Attica has much to offer. From beautiful coastlines and beaches, to the neighbouring islands of Aegina, Evia and Salamis, soak up this vibrant, diverse population cross-roads.
First Stop: Athens
Athens, in the history-rich region of Attica, is the birthplace of democracy and home to the iconic sites of the Acropolis, Parthenon and the agora.
Explore the Attica Coastline
Tour the coastline of Attica stopping to appreciate the history of sites in Marathon, Sounion, Megara and Rhamnous.
“I inspired the first philosophers to look at the stars.”
On to Eleusis & Salamis
Head to the sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone in Eleusis before visiting Salamis to explore the land of one of the most famous naval battles in history.
End your trip with Island Hopping
Enjoy an island visit on your last day, or extend your trip for a further three days to ensure you catch sight of Aegina or nearby Evia.
“Antonio is a fountain of knowledge—he puts together great trips to exceptional places.”