Location + Itinerary
Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, being the birthplace of democracy, Western Philosophy, democracy, the Olympic Games and much much more!
Greece is one of the world’s most popular destinations with ancient and modern attractions such as museums of the ancient and Byzantine eras and archaeological sites and cities, all of them historical monuments which have inspired modern education and culture around the world.
Located in southern Europe, Greece forms an irregular-shaped peninsula in the Mediterranean with two additional large peninsulas projecting from it: the Chalcidice and the Peloponnese. The Greek islands are generally subdivided into two groups, according to location: the Ionian islands (including Corfu, Cephalonia, and Leucas) west of the mainland and the Aegean islands (including Euboea, Samos, Chios, Lesbos, and Crete) to the east and south. North-central Greece, Epirus, and western Macedonia are all mountainous. The main chain of the Pindus Mountains extends from northwest Greece to the Peloponnese. Mount Olympus, rising to 9,570 ft (2,909 m), is the highest point in the country.
Traces of a centuries-old and important history is etched in every corner of Greek land: findings from the Prehistoric and Archaic Periods, unique works from Classical, Hellenistic, Medieval and Byzantine monuments, creations from folk art cultures, traces from the passing eons of other civilisations and different religions, that coexist with current creations, constructions and modern works of art.
Greece is a true paradise for cultural tourism, a large journey into history and art. Educational excursions, theatrical productions, festivals, pilgrimages, visits to archaeological sites, monuments and museums, excursions to study the natural environment, folk art and culture – these are just a few of the many things that Greece has to offer in the cultural tourism sector
- Day 1 - Depart from the UK and arrive in Athens. Then travel by bus to Lakonikos, Mavrovouni, where your accommodation will be for the night.
- Days 2-6 - The next six days are when the project phase takes place. The Archelon Turtle Project will happen early in the morning and the evening, during the midday sun, your time will be spent in the shade and resting.
- Day 7 - Leave Lakonikos and transfer to trekking Hellas Base in central Arcadia. In the afternoon you will go White Water Rafting and then camp by the riverside.
- Day 8 - Take the four hour drive back to Athens. Once in Athens there is an opportunity to sight see and then transfer to Parnitha Bafi Refugee for the night.
- Day 9 - You will have a free morning to sight see in Parnitha and the option to hike or bike around the area. You will later transfer to the airport and depart back home to the UK.
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