The road to Delphi  -    2011

 

2011 Sacred Landscape
June The Road to Delphi
Sep Ancient Rome
Sep Mount Olympus
Oct Naples, Capri & Ischia
2011 Art Historical Tours
March Caravaggio & Baroque Rome
April Revolution & Romantics
May Palladio & the Veneto
June Michelangelo
Aug Piero della Francesca
Sep Naples Revealed
Oct Unknown Tuscany
Nov Medieval Paris
Nov Northern Renaissance
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£1825 Per person sharing a twin room
£115 Single supplement
12 participants max.
The tour includes:
- 7 nights at 4* and 3* hotels in central Athens, Aegina and Delphi, on a B&B basis.
- Return Flights from London to Athens
- 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 British Museum

Lecturer: Dr. A. G. Mitchell from the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford.

The famous motto 'KNOW THYSELF' (Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.24.1), was said to be inscribed on the entry porch of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.

As our other tour Mount Olympus, abode of the Gods, this tour is an attempt to reconnect with our distant Western Past in Ancient Greece, and maybe... find ourselves, as Plato thought that an 'unquestioned' life was not worth living!

This seven days tour of ancient Attica, parts of the Peloponnesus and Central Greece (Delphi), will cover cities, ancient citadels, islands, capes and mountain sites. We will visit Athens’ ancient sacred landscape – from holy Eleusis to the Acropolis, from the Keramikon to Plato’s academy, discovering or rediscovering many Athenian museums, the island of Aegina, Epidauros, Corinth's citadel and the tour will culminate with a 14 km walk from the Corycean Grotto to the village of Delphi. Rather than arrive at the site of Delphi as ordinary visitors, let’s arrive to the Greek Delphic “navel of the Earth” as ancient travellers in search of answers from the Delphic Oracle