Greece: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers

Explore must-see highlights, discover local favorites, and learn insider tips for your trip to Greece
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Lecture Description
Greece is an iconic vacation destination. Famous for its archaeological marvels, picture-perfect islands, delicious cuisines, and eighteen remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Sites there are so many additional treasures awaiting curious travelers. In the company of a local expert, together we will take a deep dive into ten can't-miss landmarks in Greece while we contextualize the country's rich historical legacy.
Meet Your Expert

Dimitra is an archaeologist with a Master's degree focused on Minoan civilization. She is originally from Athens and moved to Crete to study it's wealth of history. She has been working both as a licensed guide and archaeologist for more than 15 years. She has excavated in sites all over Greece such as Akrotiri in Santorini, the Temple of Apollo in the Cyclades, Minoan settlements & tombs around Knossos & Phaistos, a Hellenistic town and a Roman cemetery in Crete, a Neolithic setllement in Northern Greece and Geometric & Roman finds in Athens. She represented the University of Athens in a post graduate seminar in the International Olympic Academy at Olympia where she gave a lecture on the Ancient Olympic Games to students from all over the world. As a tourist guide she has been giving tours to students from schools, colleges and universities from USA, Great Britain & Australia as well as individual travelers, families & VIPs including ambassadors & the Vice-president of China. She has appeared as a specialised Minoan archaeologist in two documentaries about the Minoan civilization on Travel Channel and History Channel.

During this lecture, we'll stop over in Macedonia, Thessaly, and Epirus on the way south to the Peloponnese, and journey to additional destinations such as Delphi, Meteora, Olympia, Mycenae, and Epidaurus. We'll encounter major can't-miss famous landmarks within each of these archaeological sites and cities, but we'll also discuss hidden gems off the beaten path and reveal priceless travel tips travelers need to know before they go. Then we will focus on matters such as the best time of year to visit without crowds, how long to stay, cultural faux pas to avoid, how to efficiently move between islands, and how to sample all the must-try cuisines when we’re there.

Led by an expert in Greek History, and a local archaeologist and licensed guide, this lecture will allow participants to make the most of their next Greek adventure. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased knowledge on how to prepare for their next one-of-a-kind journey to the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea.
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Very thorough and interesting- we enjoyed learning about off-the-beaten track places
A fantastic overview of Greece from an archaeologist and veteran tour guide--Dimitra was very personable and hugely informative! The seminar was oriented heavily towards straight tourism, including a ton of practical information/advice. She made a point of highlighting both the main draws and many off-the-beaten-track locations, and identified what kind of travel experience (history, nature, resorts, etc) was available in each place. I went to Athens and Epirus last year, and while the introductory information wasn't needed for me I have absolutely no regrets about buying the seminar--Dimitra gave a lot of really helpful information about the MANY other things to see in Greece, and I'm now very excited about my next trip there!
Dimitra is an excellent presenter with extensive knowledge regarding travel in her country. Her expertise in Archeology brings added value to her discussion.