Archaeology vacation in Greece

“Our only small group trip to Greece dedicated to archaeology, traveling with fellow archaeology aficionados around the Peloponnese's greatest ancient wonders.”

Highlights

Ancient Olympia | Delphi | Acropolis | Epidaurus | Corinth Canal | Tripoli | Ancient Tegea | Alea Athena | Kapsia Cave | Lousios gorge monasteries | Dimitsana | Filosofou and Prodromou monasteries | Ancient Gortys | Sparta | Mystras | Mycenae | Nafplio |

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2017: 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct
Our top tip:
This is not in any way a ‘Greece from a minibus’ site seeing tour. Bring good walking boots, and a big refillable bottle of water.
Trip type:
Small group vacation. Max. 20 people.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome
Accomm:
3* hotel or apartments.
Included:
Accommodation, all breakfasts, some meals, transport, wine tasting, local guide.
Meals:
Plenty of fine taverna treats and local wine toasts.
Vouchers
Accepted
Vacation type

Small group cultural tours

Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travelers (depending on the trip, operator and how many others are booked on the trip) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are traveling alone or with friends it's good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travelers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as experiencing new cultures.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Archaeology vacation in Greece

Environment

We are also owners of the small city hotel that you will stay during your vacations here where we recycle paper, glass, plastic and metal. At your arrival here you will be given a Travelers Code of Conduct, where you will get informed about how to apply maximum responsibility during your vacations concerning environmental and socio-cultural factors.

As we are aware of the fact that your trip here will cause carbon emissions, we offer 1% of the price to the environment for offsetting them! This money is going to be used, in cooperation with the local Forestry Office, the Greek Trekking Club of Tripolis and the Tripolis Ecologist Club, for reforestation in our mountains, that have been hit by great fires in the summer of 2007. We hope that our effort will push other companies, individuals or local authorities to contribute to this project too.

Community

Choosing our vacations, you choose responsible vacations. As Mr Panagiotopoulos, founder and president of our company, was born and raised here, one of his biggest concerns is to secure that tourism will not affect negatively our area in ecological and socio-cultural way, and also that the locals will mostly benefit from your travel.

Our company which is the organizer and operator of this package is local-based and all our guides, drivers and employees are locals too, ensuring not only the economical benefit of our area but also your cultural benefit. In this trip, you will visit so many different places and you will always be surrounded by locals, experiencing the Greek way of living. But the most important thing for us, is that your presence here gives us a strong negotiation card for pressing the local authorities for the development of our area, such us constructing cycling streets in our city or finance and organize better our archaeological museums and sites.

Reviews of Archaeology vacation in Greece

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2016 by

This vacation exceeded my expectations, it was well paced. Thanks to everyone involved, including my fellow vacation makers who were great company. Simply one of the best vacations I have ever been on. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2016 by

Extremely enjoyable, very educational, drivers/guides are very knowledgeable and kind, give you your own space when needed and do their very best to help everyone on the trip! The locations visited are beyond beautiful! Read full review

Reviewed on 19 May 2016 by

I would give this tour the highest rating. My husband and I felt totally taken care of, with never a worry. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2016 by

Loved traveling with the guides--they treated us like family. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2016 by

We had a fantastic vacation, the tour guides were wonderful, the itinerary is really good. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 May 2016 by

Delphi is extraordinary, as expected. Olympia is a real surprise - much richer than just athletics. Mycenae is beautiful and moving. Lousios Gorge fascinating. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Nov 2015 by

Most memorable for me, I would probably just go for the trip to Mycenae, as it had been a long-held wish to go there, and it didn't disappoint! Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2015 by

This was about the best vacation I have ever been on; with excellent licensed guides informing us of the archaeology in the historical Peloponnese and in Athens. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2015 by

Really good. Easily lived up to expectations. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Oct 2015 by

We had a wonderful vacation. I highly recommend this trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jul 2015 by

Fantastic, well organised, informative and great fun. Wonderful memories of our visit to the Peloponesse. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Apr 2015 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was our hike along the Lousios gorge that ended with a wonderful picnic among the ruins of Gortys, an ancient healing centre...We would rate the archaeology activity vacation overall as among the best vacations we've had in Europe. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Apr 2015 by

The people we interacted with throughout our vacation, including Christos and his father, the drivers, the specialized tour guides, the hotel staff, and restaurant and shopkeepers were extremely warm and friendly. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2015 by

The most memorable moments were unexpected. Our driver / guide took us up into the mountains to one of his favourite sites, ancient Orchomenos, where we stood in the lonely excavated theatre, just the five of us, with the majestic hills as the most perfect backdrop. Timeless! Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Nov 2014 by

This was a wonderful vacation: friendly staff; excellent accommodation; knowledgeable and friendly tour guides; and an excellent, extremely interesting itinerary. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2014 by

We will have lasting memories of the wonderful ancient sites, beautiful villages and towns, fantastic food and the friendly people of this diverse and attractive region Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2014 by

We enjoyed all of it! Exciting to see the original running track at Olympia, Mystras was spectacular, and the Acropolis Museum is amazing - both the building and the contents. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2014 by

Walking on tracks that were not tourist tracks was the most memorable part of the vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Aug 2014 by

Great! It enabled us to feel we were really gaining some insights into the country and the people. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jun 2014 by

It was excellent in every way. I wouldn't hesitate to do another tour with Chrisos and his crew...Chrstos and everyone he works with were incredibly accommodating. I think there may be more than one Christos, given everything he does. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 May 2013 by

Excellent! Our group consisted just of my wife and I so we got personal service from Christos, the Company Operations Director, for the the whole week. The hotel we stayed in was very comfortable, the staff most attentive and the general atmosphere most congenial. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2013 by

Excellent. One of my favourite vacations - I'd loved the Peloponnese when I went once as a child and it all lived up to my rose-tinted memories of the place. Two of us in the group had studied Classics which was our reason for going, and we weren't disappointed by the archaeological guides who took us round or the amount of time we had to explore for ourselves. As a company they were great at making sure we were taken care of and a great vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jan 2013 by

This was a wonderful vacation... The guides we had at the sites were excellent and our tour leader just great. The tour was quite simply more than we could have imagined! Read full review

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