Tales of Ancient Greece

Discover much of Greece’s history during a one-week circuit. You’ll visit idyllic Kefalonia, tour the Olympic Games’ spiritual home and discover little-known islands such as Milos and Monemvasia.

  • 30 Aug – 06 Sep 2023
  • 7 nights
  • From £1,849pp
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Kleftiko, Milos island, Cyclades, Greece

Starting from Athens, where the old Acropolis citadel towers over pop-up warehouse bars, we sail for the largest Ionian island, Kefalonia. At its pretty port of Argostoli, where mandolin-playing musicians soundtrack streets with traditional kantades songs, there’s the chance to go shopping, lounge on a blissful cove or tour inland vineyards and oak forests. 

Back on mainland Greece, Katakolon is a gateway to Olympia, where the first Ancient Olympic Games were held in 776 BC. Visit the old, ruined stadium and learn from guides about early disciplines such as the boxing-like ‘pancratium’. 

Often likened to Gibraltar, the tidal island of Monemvasia is a sheer slab of rock that hosts a Byzantine fort, plus a red-roofed village that can only be seen from the sea. After exploring, we’ll move on to Milos, a volcanic Cycladic island blessed with brilliant beaches, strange rock formations and a litany of picture-perfect villages. 

No less photogenic is the mainland town of Nafplio, Greece’s former capital and our penultimate stop. Below its towering castle, Venetian houses line narrow lanes as romantic tavernas serve freshly-grilled fish or meze platters along the waterfront. After one last chunk of pitta with a final dollop of taramasalata, Golden Horizon returns to Athens’ port, Piraeus.

Back on mainland Greece, Katakolon is a gateway to Olympia, where the first Ancient Olympic Games were held in 776 BC. Visit the old, ruined stadium and learn from guides about early disciplines such as the boxing-like ‘pancratium’. 

Aerial view of Lighthouse of Saint Theodore in Lassi, Argostoli, Kefalonia island in Greece. Saint Theodore lighthouse in Kefalonia island, Argostoli town, Greece, Europe.

Voyage Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Day 2: Sailing
  • Day 3: Argostoli (Kefalonia), Greece
  • Day 4: Katakolon, Greece
  • Day 5: Monemvasia, Greece
  • Day 6: Milos, Greece
  • Day 7: Nafplion, Greece
  • Day 8: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

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