Stay in Athens and explore a city inhabited since 7000 BC
The ancient home of philosophy and the birthplace of Western civilization, Athens boasts a history of habitation that goes back long before the days of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The city has been continuously inhabited for at least 7,000 years. The oldest known human presence in Athens has been dated to between the 11th and 7th millennium B.C. Today it remains a sprawling metropolis, and its Acropolis still stands, overlooking the landscape.
Athens is a vibrant and diverse modern capital that holds the ruins of an ancient society like precious jewels; that stands as the cradle of democracy and the template of western civilization. Modern Athens is a city of contrasts — old and new, noisy and serene. Always amazing, entertaining, and often filled with delicate and fragile beauty. It deserves as much time as you can give it, because it takes time to begin to unravel it’s secrets!
Where else can you get the feeling of respect and humility from seeing major historical sites around every corner, the sense of being where some of the most important parts of our common history started, and the foundations of our communities of today were laid. Not to forget the arts, literature and philosophy, architecture and medicine.
Where else in the world can you walk on the steps where ancient Greeks walked 1000s of years ago? And where else in the world can you walk back to your hotel room at 3 am. without the worry of being mugged or even worse?
When is the right time to go on holiday in Greece?
To say you’re going on holiday in Greece doesn’t exactly narrow it down. Are you thinking of a historical journey through Athens or a relaxed beach holiday on the islands that are scattered through the Ionian and Aegean Seas? Whatever you’re looking for with a holiday to Greece we can guarantee you’ll find something that’ll take your fancy. Perhaps you’re looking for a beach holiday with a bit of the ancient mixed in.
Things start to hot up around Easter time in Greece, with temperatures hovering in the low 20s. By the time July and August roll around, things are in full swing, with around 12 hours of sunshine a day and temperatures that hit 30°C and higher. September and October are good bets if you like things a little less scorching – the mercury usually sits in the mid-20s, so things are a bit more comfortable. As for rainfall, Greece usually sees its wettest weather during the winter months, so during the summer showers are few and far between.
Explore the Greece that you know; Discover the Greece that you don’t know.
This is your opportunity to expand your experiences, and broaden your horizons. Discover and explore scenic and historical locations and learn the culture in Greece. Follow the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Aristotle, Socrates and Plato. Explore the mighty City States of Ancient Greece, see the Temples of the Olympian gods on the Acropolis of Athens to the sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi. Follow the Sacred Way that starts from the temple of Athena Pronaia and goes all the way high up to the Delphi stadium. And don’t forget to greet the gods and goddesses at Olympia and learn about the principles and the amazing organization of the ancient Olympic Games.
|Private Tours, off the beaten track
– Nafplion, Epidaurus & Hydra,
– Olympia, Anc. Messene, Nafplion
– The Kalavryta cog train & Olympia,
– Sparta, Mystra and Monemvasia,
– Litohoro, Dion and Mt Olympus,
– Thessaloniki, Pella & Vergina.
– Sesclo & Dimini(for archaeologists),
– Vergina, Berea & Naousa
|Following St. Paul’s steps in Greece
With the bible and the letters of Apostles as our guides, follow the foot steps of St.Paul in Greece. In his second journey Paul with Silas landed at Neapolis and walked to Philippi. Paul’s party continued via Amphipolis, Apollonia, Thessalonica, Berea and arrived in Athens. Going further south to Corinth, St. Paul established a powerful church and stayed in Corinth nearly a year before returning to Ephessus.
All travel agents, in Greece and worldwide, offer the same tours at different prices. We are sure that our prices are not matched by any other company. After 60 years organizing tours throughout Greece we have secured the best deals in all aspects of travel and we believe that we offer them to our customers at lowest prices.
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Furthermore, we offer the tours without the entrance fees. The reason is that we have clients that because of age, occupation, etc. are allowed to enter sites & museums free of charge. Juniors under 19, Students of E.U. Varsities, Cultural card holders, Journalists with a journalist identity card, Students of Schools of Tourist Guides, are allowed to walk into ancient sites and Museums, free of charge, while between November – March everybody pays discounted fees, paying 50% of the regular entrance fee.