Mt Olympus; brave hiker takes his bath in the beautyful cold waters of Enippeas Gorge.
Mt Olympus; brave hiker takes his bath in the beautyful cold waters of Enippeas Gorge.
Corfu; NW Coast

Corfu, the island of the Phaeacians

An 8-day educational and hiking tour. The sickle-shaped island lies near the continental coast of Epirus, from which it is separated by the Sea of Corfu. Wide and mountainous is its northern part, narrow and hilly the southern. Olive trees and cypresses characterize the landscape. Spared by the earthquakes that destroyed the other Ionian Islands, Corfu conserves its beautiful old villages and the mediaeval town. Endless nature offers the ideal conditions for many hikes.
Mani; Taenaron

Laconia: Ancient Sparta, Medieval Mystras and castle-like stone villages in Mani

8 days touring and hiking near the southernmost limits of mainland Greece. To the ruined byzantine town of Mystras with its painted churches. Along the slopes of Mount Taygetos, highest mountain in Peloponnese. Through the rugged landscape of Mani Peninsula with its abandoned villages and their tower houses. Visit of Nafplio, first capital of Modern Greece.
Kastoria

Northern Greece: Macedonia, Epirus and Thessaly

An 11-day cultural trip with hiking opportunities. Greek Macedonian royal tombs and sanctuaries, floating monasteries and Byzantine churches, legendary mountains and overwhelmingly beautiful coastlines: a journey through the northern Greece into a world full of secrets and mystical sites, historical places and unique natural beauty. It shivers thinking of the oracle of Zeus at Dodoni, the necropolis of the Macedonian kings in Aigai and the Meteora monasteries.
Mt Olympus; climbing Mitikas Peak

From the Aegean to the Ionian sea. Olympus, Meteora, Vikos Gorge and Corfu

Every Saturday, from June to October: An 8-day hiking educational tour, for small groups of 5-8 persons, to the northern part of Greece. We climb Olympus, the highest mountain of Greece; we traverse the spectacular gorge of Vikos; we visit interest points of the first rank, such as the Macedonian royal tombs at Vergina and the floating monasteries of Meteora. We get to Ioannina, a city located on a lake with an inhabited island. Finally, we arrive to the island of Corfu, a popular destination in the Ionian Sea.
Corfu; Vlacherna

Corfu: Through olive woods and traditional villages

An 8 day bicycle tour on Corfu, an island near the coast of Epirus on the NW part of Greece, separated from the continental coast by the Sea of Corfu. Wide and mountainous is the northern part, narrow and hilly the southern. Olive trees and cypresses characterize the landscape. As Scheria, homeland of the legendary Phaeacians, the island was introduced by Homer in the world literature: There, the adventures of Odysseus were finished. The shipwrecked was saved from Poseidon’s anger and the elements of nature in a sheltered creek, where a princess took care of him. His hosts organized finally his return trip to Ithaca.
Kos; St. Stephanus Basilika

Samos, Patmos, Kos: Ιslands with rich history in the eastern Aegean Sea

A 10-day hiking and cultural tour. SAMOS is the island of Pythagoras and centre of the cult of Hera; her sanctuary, the Heraion of Samos, is in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In PATMOS you can visit the cave where St. John had the vision of the Apocalypse. The monastery of St. John the "Theologian" with the Cave of the Apocalypse is an important Christian pilgrimage and UNESCO World Heritage Site. KOS was an important centre of the cult of Asclepius, the healing god, and birthplace of Hippocrates, legendary "father of medicine"; today also a popular destination for beach enthusiasts. On NISYROS sleeps an active volcano.
 Athens; Parthenon

Athens city break: To the cradle of Western civilization

A European city with six thousand years of history. // A 4 to 5 days city break in Athens. // The second half of the 5th century BC is the high classical period of ancient Greek culture. After their victories in Marathon, Salamis and Plataea against the Persians, the Hellenes keep participating at the Olympic Games, where the winner was crowned with a simple olive wreath, and traveling to the Oracle of Delphi, to ask Apollo about the future. In Athens, the intellectual and cultural centre of Hellas, democracy blooms. Pericles, the most prominent statesman of the city, orders the construction of the Parthenon and the other monuments of the Acropolis. Phidias adorns these temples with his sculptures. The great Tragedians of classical Greece take the old myths as an occasion to deal with existential questions, and their tragedies are performed during the dramatic competitions in honour of the wine God Dionysus. Hippocrates elevates the ancient healing practices to scientific medicine. The Sophists declare man is the “measure of all things” and Socrates asks him to recognize himself. In such an environment lives Plato in his youth. The foundations of Western civilization are laid. Romans, Christians and Turks came later. The classical past was ousted, and Athens sank into insignificance. When Modern Greece was established, the young prince Otto of Bavaria was elected king, and Athens was chosen as its capital. At the end of the same century, the first modern Olympic Games took place here. After a difficult 20th century (Balkan Wars, World War I, Asia Minor Catastrophe, World War II, Civil War, Dictatorship), Athens is today a big modern city; with a new face, and it successfully organized the Olympic Games of 2004. Despite recent economic crisis, the great city remains a must-do for every traveler interested in classical culture. It is really beautiful to walk along the cobblestone promenade beneath the Acropolis, then watch from the Philopappos Hill the Parthenon in the last daylight; or take the tram till the coast of the Saronic Gulf to enjoy sunset from the waterfront promenade.

We guide you to the cradle of "western" civilization in any possible way, offering you good company, unspoiled nature, art, history, poetry, philosophy and physical activity. Surf our web site and find the trip that suits you or contact us in order to plan together a brand new journey.

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