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Greece evokes a heady sense of cultural romance. The Greeks are justifiably proud of their heritage – literature, drama, art, architecture, philosophy and politics. Mainland Greece is surrounded by more than 1,400 islands, of which 169 are inhabited. Although the Greeks are fierce guardians of traditions, they still know how to have fun. Greece is the perfect place to combine culture with relaxation.
Ancient Corinth was the richest port and largest city in ancient Greece and guarded the narrow isthmus connecting the Peloponnesus (southern Greece) to the mainland. Little now remains of the ancient city except for the ruined arches and entryways to shops on the agora. The Romans levelled the city in 146 BC, then Julius Caesar founded the city of New Corinth in 44 BC, which was the city that Saint Paul found upon his arrival in 51 AD. The Corinth Canal was dreamed of since ancient times but the technology to do this was lacking. An attempt was made by Nero in 66 AD, but it had to wait until a French Company finished the task in 1893.
This ancient city was once thought only to exist in Greek legend and the poetry of Homer and it was only found in 1870 by an amateur archaeologist. The city was the centre of the large and powerful Mycenaean Greek civilisation. The people were warriors fighting heroic battles and there was an extensive trade network with neighbouring civilisations. There are many excavated artefacts to see including the so-called death mask of Agamemnon.
The theatre of The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epiduarus is a perfect example of ancient Greek theatre construction. The theatre was used for musical and poetic contests as well as theatrical performances and performances are still given today in these incredible surroundings.
All tours can be tailor-made to suit your needs. Some groups have specific sites that they wish to visit including graves, where they may wish to lay a wreath. Others like to combine a history tour with some leisure time, such as a day visit to Bruges, a visit to Bellewaerde Theme Park outside Ypres or add on a visit to Disneyland® Paris.
- Pick-up and drop-off at your school or chosen pick-up point
- Executive class coach travel (subject to availability)
- Return travel on Eurotunnel (or P&O Ferries, if you prefer)
- Entrance to all museums throughout the tour
- Full board accommodation for tours lasting two days or more
- Exclusive Teachers’ Information Booklet and Pupil Worksheets
- Personal Battlefields Tours Executive to assist with tour planning