Guided Walking Holidays - A Classic Greek Journey. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Spartans and Olympians as you walk through green valleys rich in wild olive and plane trees and explore the ruined temples and amphitheaters of a lost age. Call 01707 818 409 for more info.
In this land of myth and magic, where gods ruled and heroes battled, Classical Greece stirs the imagination like no other. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Spartans and Olympians as you walk through green valleys rich in wild olive and plane trees and explore the ruined temples and amphitheaters of a lost age with Ramblers Walking Holidays. This is a journey from the sacred site of the oracle at Delphi to the bustling metropolis of Athens. According to Zeus, Delphi was at the navel of the Earth. While here, we visit the ancient site and museum and enjoy a walk in the local countryside. Continuing across the Gulf of Corinth, we visit Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Set in a valley of wild olive and plane trees, it is an enchanting setting. We cross the mountains of the Peloponnese to arrive at Sparta lying in a fertile plain with the peaks of the Taigetos mountains rising dramatically from the edge of the town. Nearby is Mistra which has some of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in Greece. We travel north to Nauplia, the small Venetian seaport in the Gulf of Argos from where we visit Tiryns Argos and the impressive theatre at Epidaurus. We make our way to Athens by way of Mycenae and Ancient Corinth and crossing the impressive Corinth Canal. Although the highlight of Athens is undoubtedly the Acropolis, dominating the heart of the city and is itself dominated by the Parthenon, there is much more to see. We visit the Temple of Zeus and perhaps the Archaeological Museum. In the evening we will go into old Athens for dinner.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
|02-Apr-2019 for 11 Nights||A Classic Greek Journey (Grade 2)||
|02-Apr-2019 for 11 Nights||A Classic Greek Journey (Grade 2) Flight Included||
|16-Apr-2019 for 11 Nights||A Classic Greek Journey (Grade 2)||
|16-Apr-2019 for 11 Nights||A Classic Greek Journey (Grade 2) Flight Included||
With a 70 year history of specialising in guided small group walking holidays, Ramblers Holidays offer over 250 inspiring guided walking and activity holidays in the UK, Europe, and worldwide. The nature of their holidays not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but travelling in a small group also reduces the environmental impact. Ramblers Holidays has a passion for travel and discovery and they are dedicated to making exploring the world on foot a fantastic and positive experience for everyone; for you as the traveller and the locals whose country, culture and lifestyle you’ve come to enjoy.
From their early pioneering holidays into the wild and mountain landscapes of Europe, they have continued with their passion for travel by creating discovery walking holidays to an increasing range of destinations. Their ethos is about seeing the world on foot, offering everything from lowland ambles to high mountain trekking, from short sightseeing walks to challenging long distance trails, from adventurous activity holidays to strolling between the museums of renaissance Italy.
Travelling in small groups, un-insulated from the world you’re visiting by a coach window, allows you to get a very direct and personal experience of your destination and to discover the essence of the place you are visiting. You’ll get to see not only the big ‘must see’ highlights but also the less discovered places, you’ll get a feel for the history and culture that’s shaped the country as you see it today and you’ll taste the food the way the locals do it. Ramblers most immersive holidays are their Experiential tours which take you beyond the trodden path and allow you to get under the skin of your chosen destination. Seek solace amongst the mountains on a mindfulness, yoga and meditation retreat, learn the art of cooking a perfect tagine in Morocco, watch a stunning sunset as you chase the ‘Big Five’ across Kruger National park or tread amongst tranquil temples of worship in Indonesia.
Ramblers Holidays’ company mission is to generate funds for walking charities. So, unlike most tour operators they are run as a not-for-profit. All of their profits not required for the running of the business are channelled back into charitable causes, both home and away. In the UK, through the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, they support the Ramblers and other smaller outdoors charities. They also offer direct financial support to walking groups through The Walking Partnership. In order to aid their sustainable tourism ethos, they run a staff-managed initiative called Heart and Sole which directly supports communities in the destinations they visit.
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