There are parts of Greece that are timeless, where myths still seem to whisper across ancient stones. This journey from Athens to the Peloponnese takes you to evocative sites of mythology and celebrated healing centres of ancient times.
Explore Athens, cross the Corinth Canal and continue to the coastal town of Tolo via the ancient ruins of Nemea, where Hercules overcame the Nemean Lion. Drive to Nafplio, one of the prettiest Greek towns, set on a lovely harbour, surrounded by the Arcadian Mountains and sheltered by a rocky headland and large natural fortress crowned by a Venetian castle. Take a scenic drive through the Argos Plain to Mycenae, where you will enter by the Lion Gate. Explore the Royal Palace, the shaft graves and the remains of the city walls. Continue to the magnificent amphitheatre at Epidaurus, birthplace of the son of Apollo, Asclepius. Visit the Asclepeion at Epidaurus - the most celebrated healing centre of the classical world - as well as the theatre and museum.
This can be joined as a pre cruise extension to our Conflicts, Cures and Curiosities in the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise (10 -20 October 2020) or taken as a stand-alone tour.
Briony Hudson is a freelance pharmacy historian, lecturer and museum curator and is published widely. She is a past chair of London Museums of Health and Medicine and of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy. She is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society, an honorary lecturer at the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University, a member of the International Academy for the History of Pharmacy, and president of the Faculty for the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Society of Apothecaries.
US $938 per person (excluding international flights and airport transfers)