FINAL TOUR BELOW, 2023
ICONIC GREECE 2023 - Sept 6th - 18th, 2023
Delphi, Meteora, Thermomplae, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Spetses, Hyrdra, Mystras, Monemvasia
EXCITING NEW 2023 TOUR WITH FAMED PHOTOGRAPHER TONY HEWITT
SUPPORTED BY NICK FOR THIS ONE-ONLY JOINT TOUR IN 2023
After two decades of conducting tours to Greece and the Greek Islands ; Nick Melidonis will join with Tony Hewitt , one of Australia 's top photographers, to offer a new, exciting adventure. We will have our own personal coach and driver for the entire tour . This remarkable journey is about experiencing Greek culture, history, food, art and connecting with the local people; plus, the opportunity to take stunning images with ‘insider’s knowledge’. It’s also about making friends and creating memories.Tony and Nick will each share their unique way of seeing images with the group with lots of fun and insightful workshops.
Our journey commences in classical Athens from where we travel to ancient Delphi, with its evocative ruins surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery; surely one the most beautiful historic sites in Greece. From Delphi; we travel north to the imposing monasteries of Meteora, a UNESCO world heritage site.
We journey along a stunning coastline via the historic battle site of Thermopylae where the Spartan King Leonidas made his famous stand in 480 BC. Our journey continues to an area of stunning beauty and rich culture in the Peloponnese to the treasures of Byzantium as we commence with a visit to the old capital of Greece; the beautifully preserved city of Nafplion. Nafplion has cobbled streets, squares, spectacular architecture, sophisticated shopping and the fortress of Bourtzi in the harbour with the towering castle of Palamides above. We then discover one of the greatest monuments of Greek Antiquity, the famous theatre at the Asklepieion of Epidaurus, the finest of its kind. It combines perfect acoustics with style and elegance in design and is still in use today.
We enjoy a relaxing cruise to experience the fabulous island of Spetses. It was also the home to a heroic female naval admiral, Bouboulina who went down in history for her role in the revolution. We continue our cruise to the striking island of Hydra, where there are no cars and the prominent harbour has imposing houses built by numerous sea captains. Leonard Cohen spent many wonderful years here.
The exquisite little village of Mystras is located 5 kms from Sparta. Above the village is a hilltop strewn with monasteries, castles and churches, most well preserved, that we will visit and savour its history.
One of Greece’s best kept secrets is Monemvasia, a beautiful Medieval, walled castle town and port. Be overwhelmed by this legendary rock, cut off from the coast of the Peloponnese by an earthquake in 375 AD. As a natural fortress, it was inhabited by the Byzantines, Franks, Venetians and Ottomans.
'ICONIC GREECE 2023' WILL TAKE YOU TO SOME OF THE MOST VIBRANT AND PHOTOGENIC PLACES ON THE GREEK MAINLAND WITH A VISIT TO THE SPECTACULAR ISLANDS OF SPETSE AND HYDRA
For a full itinerary, see Tony or Nick’s website, or ring Tony on +61 411 555508, or Nick on +61 418 912156
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