The timeless beauty of classical civilization combined with the dazzling landscapes of the Greek peninsula
Our journey begins in Athens, the only city capable of rivalling Rome and Jerusalem for its glorious past and influence on Western civilization. Even today, going in the direction of the East, Athens is the last great European city on the continent and the first if one travels in the opposite direction. This is a unique combination of both cultures. It is a city that will have to be explored with a curious spirit because its past and beauty are immersed amid a proliferation of modern constructions.
Then we go to Kalambaka to visit the Meteora Monasteries, named a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The journey continues through the Peloponnese, the southern Greek peninsula separated from the mainland by the Isthmus of Corinth. It is a region rich in history and beautiful landscapes. In the northwest corner are the ancient sites of Epidaurus, Corinth – one of the busiest ports of antiquity – and Mycenae, with their famous palace complexes and royal tombs. Further south, Mani is a region of valleys covered with wildflowers and gloomy mountains in which strange stone towers served as a shelter. Monemvasía has the charm of any old and walled city: cobbled stone streets, a network of houses with tiny patios and gardens, and a raised Venetian fortress, from which there are fabulous views. Located in the center of the Peloponnese, Mistrá is a magical region of glittering light, where we will see sumptuous Byzantine palaces, ghostly monasteries and churches adorned with exquisite frescoes.