Epirus & Macedonia - Ancient Kingdoms of Northern Greece

10 days

From £3,295

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 01722 713800, who are ready to help.

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

Meet your Experts

Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley

Guide Lecturer

Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley is a tutor in Greek archaeology at the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning (LEARN). She specialises in Minoan Crete and is the co-directed of the Praisos Survey and Excavation Project.

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Miranda Spitha

Tour Manager

Miranda Spitha studied archaeology in Italy and is from Crete, so is very knowledgeable about history and contemporary life in Greece.

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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
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
14 September 2020 AMAC200914 14 September 2020 (Monday) 23 September 2020 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley £3,295
(inc. flights)
£500 £495

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26 October 2020 AMAC201026 26 October 2020 (Monday) 4 November 2020 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley Miranda Spitha £3,295
(inc. flights)
£500 £495

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5 April 2021 AMAC210405 5 April 2021 (Monday) 14 April 2021 (Wednesday) Oliver Gilkes £3,495
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24 May 2021 AMAC210524 24 May 2021 (Monday) 2 June 2021 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley £3,325
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27 September 2021 AMAC210927 27 September 2021 (Monday) 6 October 2021 (Wednesday) Milena Melfi £3,345
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