Epirus & Macedonia - Ancient Kingdoms of Northern Greece

10 days

From £3,295

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Summary

We follow in the footsteps of conquerors and cross mountainous landscapes while exploring the two northern kingdoms of ancient Greece and their successors. Three conquering kings rose from this area, Pyrrhus of Epirus from the Ionian coast, and Philip II and his son Alexander the Great in Macedonia. Epirus boasts famous sanctuaries and monuments to victory, while palaces, houses, painted tombs and exquisite pebble mosaics survive at the Macedonian cities of Verghina and Pella. We travel to towering Meteora, deep in the Pindus Mountains, where sky-scraping Byzantine monasteries perch on pinnacles of rock - built as a means to withdraw from the world, and we see the Roman imperial grandeur of Thessaloniki.

This tour of Northern Greece is full of fantastic archaeological sites, marked over the centuries by a cornucopia of peoples and cultures.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the richest ancient burial ever found in Europe – the tomb of Philip II – and its extraordinary museum
  • See the vertiginous 14th century Meteora monasteries, each perched boldly on a separate crag
  • Spend time exploring the wonderful ancient sites of Thessaloniki and its important museums
  • Explore ancient Pella, the capital of Macedonia and famous birthplace of Alexander the Great

Today's Price
£3,295

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £495

Includes flights

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Oliver Gilkes

Guide Lecturer

Oliver currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing new tours all over the world. Oliver worked for over ten years as a field archaeologist in Italy at classical and medieval sites, before moving across the Adriatic to Albania.

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Skylar Morgan

Tour Manager

Skylar Morgan graduated from the University of Exeter in 2017, where she studied archaeology and bio-archaeology. Skylar has some fieldwork experience, excavating a Prehistoric Native American settlement which allowed her to explore and understand how communities lived 1,100 years ago.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
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6 April 2020 AMAC200406 6 April 2020 (Monday) 15 April 2020 (Wednesday) Oliver Gilkes Skylar Morgan £3,295
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14 September 2020 AMAC200914 14 September 2020 (Monday) 23 September 2020 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley £3,295
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26 October 2020 AMAC201026 26 October 2020 (Monday) 4 November 2020 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley Miranda Spitha £3,295
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