The Charioteer: Only surviving bronze from Delphi
Lion’s Gate, Mycenae
Entrance to Monemvasia
The Treasury at Delphi
With popular Aegean leader, Dr. Ken Sheedy, we invite you to discover renowned sites on the Peloponnese, from Mycenae to Epidaurus. Sparta, and Olympia, then Delphi and Meteora!
We will have an introduction in Athens to museum collections from the Peloponnese, and then depart for the Corinth Canal and the ancient trade city of Corinth.
A highlight here is the acropolis of Ancient Corinth that housed the Temple of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and fertility.
The enchanting town of Nauplion will be our base as we explore the ancient citadel of Mycenae (the center of Greek civilization during the second millennium BC) and the ancient religious sanctuary of Nemea. We will continue to the fantastic theatre of Epidaurus, and see the most celebrated asclepeion or healing temple, of the classical world.
We will visit ancient Tripolis and Tegea en route to the idyllic Byzantine settlement of Monemvasia. Then continue to Sparta, the warrior city of ancient Greece, that defeated rival city-state Athens in the Peloponnesian War, and Mystra, the lost capital of Byzantium.
We will continue to Olympia and the archaeological Museum in Olympia, one of the most important in Greece and then cross over to the mainland for two nights at Delphi, one of the most incredible archaeological sites in Greece, perched high on a mountain with a view toward the Corinth Canal and the Peloponnese.
We will then continue to Meteora, one of the most spectacular sites in Greece, where ancient monasteries cling to immense mountains of rock, overlooking the Greek countryside.
We hope you will join us on this wonderful adventure!
Margaret M. Betchart
For AAAS Travels & Sigma Xi Expeditions
$4,295 plus air
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