In the realm of myth and folklore, where ancient deities reigned supreme and legendary heroes battled, the allure of Classical Greece is simply unparalleled. Embark on a journey that retraces the steps of the ancient Spartans and Olympians, traversing lush valleys adorned with wild olive and plane trees, and delving into the remnants of a bygone era with Ramblers Walking Holidays.
This captivating odyssey takes you from the hallowed grounds of the Delphi oracle to the bustling heart of modern Athens. Starting at Athens airport, you'll venture to Delphi, believed by Zeus to be the centre of the world, exploring its ancient sites, museums, and surrounding countryside with our knowledgeable guide. Your voyage continues across the Gulf of Corinth, leading you to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the modern Olympics, nestled amidst a picturesque valley of wild olive and plane trees, offering an enchanting setting for exploration.
As you traverse the Peloponnesian mountains, you'll arrive at the fertile plains of Sparta, framed by the imposing Taigetos mountains. Nearby, you'll discover Ancient Sparta and Mystra, boasting some of Greece's finest Byzantine architectural treasures. Your journey northward takes you to Nauplia, a quaint Venetian seaport on the Gulf of Argos, serving as a gateway to exploring Tiryns, Argos, and the breath taking Epidauros theatre. Don't miss the panoramic views from the hilltop Palamidi fortress in Nauplia.
En route to Athens via Agamemnon's Mycenae and Ancient Corinth, you'll traverse the impressive Corinth Canal. While the Acropolis undoubtedly stands as the crown jewel of Athens, dominating the city's heart with the iconic Parthenon, there's a wealth of other treasures awaiting your exploration. Visit the Temple of Zeus and, perhaps, the Archaeological Museum. In the evening, immerse yourself in the charm of old Athens while savouring a delectable dinner.