Greece, the 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.
We must not forget about the revelations the ancient Greeks had with Astronomy, the "law of the stars", "αστρονομία" in Greek. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences and many of the developments in early astronomy have their origin in the ancient Greek world. These include the first estimates on the size of the Earth, that the earth was in fact round, the distances to the Moon and the Sun, and the explanation of the eclipses.
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, centered 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 Persian wars, its epic defeat over Athens during the Peloponnesian wars, and the inspiration it provided for not only the Romans but warriors throughout the ages.
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Literature & History
Athens provides unlimited possibilities for exploring some of the most fascinating events in ancient history. Scenes of events recorded by the so-called fathers of history, Herodotus and Thucydides, can be visited and observed first hand when visiting Athens. The plays of the creators of theatre and drama, Aeschylus (an ancient Greek author of Greek tragedy, and is often described as the father of tragedy), Sophocles, and Euripides, have all taken place on the slopes of the Acropolis in the theatre of Dionysus. The published ancient speeches of Lysias and Demosthenes and philosophical dialogues of Plato can be found in various locations around the city including the Agora, Areopagus, Kerameichus, and Acropolis.
Attractions not to miss in Greece:
The Parthenon and Acropolis
Astronomy and Astrophotography
Astronomy, the "law of the stars" or "αστρονομία" in greek, is one of the oldest sciences. Did you know that many of the developments in early astronomy have their origin in the ancient greek world?
Learn about the most influential astronomers that were the first to say the world was round, provided estimates on the size of the Earth, the distances to the Moon and the Sun, and the explanation of the eclipses.
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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 (where philosophers shared their opinions with fellow Athenians).
Explore the Attica Coastline
Tour the coastline of Attica stopping to appreciate the history of sites in Marathon (maybe even run part of the original route!), 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
A must if you visit Greece is 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.
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