To join the gathering of the deathless gods who dwell in the house of
Olympus (Hesiod, Theogony 803-804)
tour and our other tour
The road to Delphi bring a novel
answer to an old problem.
Our origins are somehow set in ancient Greece,
but how are we to approach the ancient Greek psyche, its way of life and
its beliefs when 2000 years have passed since its apogee? This
unique tour brings the modern traveller to the essence of ancient
Greece, its sacred sites, with the aim of contextualising these very
sites in a larger sacred landscape.
The tour begins in Dion (from 'Zeus' in Greek), the
ancient City of the Gods, a thriving Hellenistic city abandoned after
one too many ancient earthquakes in the foothills of Mount Olympus.
Water in Dion is still supplied by the Vaphyras River, in which the
nymphs threw Orpheus' head. We will pursue our journey to the Meteora,
the Christian monasteries sitting high on hill-tops near Kalambaka.
to Thessaloniki, the port and capital of Northern Greece, built on a
hill, with meandering streets, and crowned by Byzantine walls. We will
discover the vestiges of this imperial capital of the 3rd c. A.D. up to
the Byzantine and Christian periods. We will visit some of its many
museums (the Archaeological museum, the Byzantine museum, possibly the
We will also visit Olynthos, a rare vestige of a Greek
City in Halkidiki, and bathe in Kassandra. We will end our journey on
the island of Thassos, where the old ways join the new. There, the
ancient agora still is a meeting place for the modern traveller, seeking
an answer to ancient riddles, or simply a place to rest, for the sheer
beauty of this marvelled island is enough to cleanse to most tired soul.
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Per person sharing a twin room
12 participants max.
The tour includes:
- 7 nights B&B accommodation at a 4*
Hotel in Thessaloniki, 3* in Thassos
- Return Flights from London to Thessaloniki
- All other transfers and transportation in luxury coach
- 2 special lunches + 1 special dinner
- All entrance fees
- An introductory lecture to the sacred landscape of Greece at the
Lecturer: Dr. A. G. Mitchell
from the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford