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Prestige Holidays Dramatic Peloponnese

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The Peloponnese is a rugged and dramatic land, where the rough mountains and the wine-dark seas are in constant juxtaposition.

During the 10 days of this tour, you will experience the ancient history and mythology of the lands of Attica and the Peloponnese, presented in a wonderfully all-encompassing style. Guide Lecturer Dr Christina Hatzimichael will take you to Greece’s most impressive archaeological sites, including a sunset at Cape Sounion, oracles at the Sanctuary of Delphi, running on the track at Olympia, and impressive Byzantium towns at Mystras and Monemvasia. Arguably the exceptional highlight of this tour, however, is the opportunity to bask in the ancient atmosphere of Epidaurus theatre for an evening performance of one of the great classical productions. With meals at the best restaurants and tavernas handpicked by an expert team, you are sure to go to sleep every night sated not just by culinary delights but also by the events of the day.

Admire the imposing temples of the Athenian Acropolis
Search for an oracle at the Sanctuary of Delphi
Stroll through the deserted streets of the Byzantium ghost town of Mystras
Take in a performance of one of the great playwrights of Ancient Greece in the original and atmospheric setting of the Epidaurus theatre
Exclusive insights from guest lecturer Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley

Return British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Athens
9 nights’ accommodation in good standard hotels
Daily breakfast, four lunches and four evening meals
All excursions and entrance fees
All overseas transport and English-speaking guides
Escorted throughout by a Prestige Holidays Tour Manager

Day 1 Arrival.

Check in before reconvening for a drive along the southern Attica coast road to visit the spectacular Temple of Poseidon at Sounion.

Overnight: Athens

Day 2 Athens

Visit the Acropolis to see the main sights, including the Parthenon. Stroll down to the Temple of Hephaestus and continue to Syntagma Square to witness all the pomp and ceremony involved in the changing of the guard.

Overnight: Athens

Day 3 Delphi

Visit the archaeological museum and ancient sanctuary of Delphi. The site itself occupies the south-western slope of Mt. Parnassus and commands stunning views across the ruins and the valley below.

Overnight: Delphi

Day 4 Olympia

Stopping en route to marvel at the Rio–Antirrio Bridge, spend all afternoon exploring the birth place of the Olympic Games.

Overnight: Olympia

Day 5 Monemvasia

Visit the beautiful and eerie abandoned town of Mystras, still populated until the 1960’s, and once a scholarly centre of the Byzantine Empire.

Overnight: Monemvasia

Day 6 Monemvasia

This morning, explore the living museum that is Monemvasia. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Monemvasia

Day 7 Nafplio

Visit Mycenae to see the fabled home of King Agamemnon and the hub of ‘Greek’ culture from 1600 to 1100 BCE. Continue to Epidaurus for the arguable highlight of the tour, a guaranteed seat on the stone steps of the theatre to witness an ancient Greek production in an original setting.

Overnight: Nafplio

Day 8 Nafplio

Return to Epidaurus to explore the site that hosted last night’s spectacle. In Nafplio, climb the Palamidi Castle via 999 carved stone steps (or take a taxi!) and marvel at the inspiring views across the Argolic Gulf.

Overnight: Nafplio

Day 9 Corinth – Athens

Visit the Ancient City of Corinth that played home to both Greek and Roman populations and is famous for being the focus of St. Paul’s pious instructions. After lunch, return to Athens for the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Athens

Day 10 Departure.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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