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OverviewThe creative spirit of the Ancient Greeks had exceptional influence on every facet of western civilization, from science and the arts to philosophy and government. Come to Greece to trace the spark of Greek genius that first blossomed in the Aegean in the third millennium B.C. and left its indelible mark on our heritage. Stand among the monuments and art of the Acropolis and explore the stunning Acropolis Museum to see its breathtaking collections of Archaic and Classical sculpture. Soak in the splendor of the Temple of Apollo in Corinth and experience the magnificence of Epidaurus, where the best preserved of all Greek theaters is found and marvel at Delphi, that most evocative of ancient Greek sites. Spend a day on the sparkling island of Aegina as guests of Smithsonian Study Leader Eleni Zachariou and her family. A classics specialist with a remarkable talent for bringing Ancient Greek history to life, Eleni will infuse your time in Greece with insightful guiding and warm hospitality to create an unforgettable journey.
Special HighlightsTake an exclusive tour of the Agora, the marketplace of ancient Greece, with archaeologist Steve Diamant.Discover the remarkable collections of the acclaimed Acropolis Museum and the National Archeological Museum during private visits.Discuss contemporary issues with knowledgeable experts on modern Greece.Enjoy an evening of Greek folk dancing in charming Nauplion.Spend a day on the sparkling island of Aegina, savoring lunch on the terrace of a private home overlooking olive groves.Tour the Benaki Museum with curator Alexander Delivorias and enjoy lunch on the museum's elegant terrace.
World Heritage SitesThis tour features the following World Heritage sites on private, guided visits:
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- Monastery of Hosios Loukas
- Acropolis, Athens