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Land of Theseus

- 8-days study and walking tour in the Saronic Gulf near Athens -

The Saronic gulf is the "Gate of the Aegean Sea" and it looks like a miniature of the entire Aegean Sea with its islands and its scenic landscape. On this exciting tour, we will concentrate on the eastern part of the Saronic gulf and the eastern part of Peloponnese peninsula. We will discover the volcanic peninsula Methana with its about 30 eruption centres ("lava domes") and we will discover also prehistoric sites and the entire mythological past of the area.
  • The entire volcanic peninsula Methana
  • Ancient and prehistoric sites
  • The nature & culture of the are
  • Poros island
  • Troezen
  • Ancient theatres of Epidavros

The Saronic gulf & Troezen

Day 1: Arrival at Athens airport
Arrival at Athens airport ATH and meeting with the tour guide. Transfer to Methana.
Acc.: hotel in Methana (D)
Day 2: Methana´s highest tops & central caldera
Tour to the highest tops of Methana and to the central caldera
Acc.: as before (Methana)
Day 3: Poros & Troezen
Round tour to the island of Poros and to the ancient town of Troezen.
Acc.: hotel in Methana
Day 4: The historic lava dome
Visit of the historic lava dome of Methana
Acc.: hotel in Methana
Day 5: The northern part of Methana and Profitis Ilias top
The north part of Methana and Profitis Ilias top
Acc.: hotel in Methana
Day 6: The ancient theaters of Epidavros
One day tour to the ancient theatres of Epidavros
Acc.: hotel in Methana
Day 7: Preshistoric sanctuary and signs of active volcanism
Hike to the Mycenean prehistoric site and to an sign of active volcanism
Acc.: hotel on Methana
Day 8: Transfer to the aiport Athens
Drive to the airport of Athens
Acc.: no accommodation

Arrival info:

Arrival at the airport of Athens ATH is possible with many aerial carriers. We recommend for example Aegean Airlines, which have a very good service. From Germany there is also Eurowings, Easy Jet or Lufthansa useful.

Tour code: GRE_LAT
Tour type: Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Group size: 4-8
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Dates:

30 Mar - 6 Apr 2019
25 May - 1 Jun 2019
14-21 Sep 2019
19-26 Oct 2019
28 Dec 19 - 4 Jan 2020

Price (p.p.): 1380 €  ? 

Included:

  • Transfers from and to the airport of Athens
  • Entrance fees for museums and archaeologic sites
  • English- and German-speaking tour guide
  • Accommodation in a good hotel in Methana
  • Half board in local taverns & restaurants

Tour guide:

Tobias Schorr is a German photographer and hobby-geologist with a long experience in guiding tours. He has been living for many years in Greece and did many tours to the Greek volcanoes Methana, Milos, Santorini, Nisyros and even older volcanoes like Lesvos. He is always having an eye on the small details like orchids, ancient items or even rare minerals.
Tobias Schorr with a piece of fossilised palm threes from Santorini island.
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