Ancient Wonders of Greece

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The influence of the Ancient Greeks on our modern-day world is immeasurable and the Classical Greek culture of the 5th-4th centuries BC in particular is considered by many as the ‘Cradle of Western Civilisation’. Light years ahead in their art, architecture and military presence their legacy remains to this day in several forms, including the outstanding Acropolis of Athens and its Parthenon; the Homeric city of Mycenae; Delphi – site of the Oracle; and the tomb of Philip II highlighting the great military might of the Kingdom of Macedonia. Those that occupied Greece in the following centuries also left their mark and many UNESCO-protected examples of the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Venetian empires can be seen, including the fortress of Palamidi in Nafplio and the Byzantine Walls of Thessaloniki. This superb itinerary takes in many ancient highlights, fine natural wonders – including the Meteora monasteries perched on high-rise sandstone formations – and time is also allowed to explore the modern cities of Athens and Thessaloniki at your leisure.