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Winter in Greece: The Charming Port City of Nafplion

Close your history books and dive right in the beauty of Greece in the picturesque port city of Nafplion, as you explore ancient architecture and culture during the mild winter months.
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Program No. 23178RJ
Length
9 days
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1,849
Greece

Winter in Greece: The Charming Port City of Nafplion

Close your history books and dive right in the beauty of Greece in the picturesque port city of Nafplion, as you explore ancient architecture and culture during the mild winter months.
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9 days
Starts at
1,849
Program No. 23178 RJ
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At a Glance

Once home to royalty, it’s easy to tell why the seaside town of Nafplion is fit for a king. Nestled in the shadow of the towering Palamidi fortress, Nafplion exudes classic romance from its elegant Venetian mansions to its verdant vineyards. Take in its unparalleled beauty, then begin to understand Nafplion on a deeper level as local experts take you on an archaeological exploration through nearby historic sites and ancient temples. Discover neoclassical architecture and Greek mythology as you experience all this colorful coastal town has to offer when the tourists have gone home and the weather is mild.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Delphi, one of the most revered landmarks in all of Greece, as you receive insider expertise and little-known history from a top-notch instructor.
  • Learn the story behind the early Olympic Games as you discover Ancient Olympia and the ruins of the gymnasium where the first athletes trained.
  • Get a taste of the local culture at a local vineyard that produces world-renown Nemean wine as you learn how wine is cultivated and produced.

General Notes

Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "Winter in Greece: The Magical Island of Crete" (#22935) for even more learning in Southern Europe! We’ll even transfer you for free between locations.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Greek Myths, Complete Edition
by Robert Graves
A new edition of Graves' classic collection with a cover by comic book artist Ross MacDonald. This expert retelling by Graves, a poet, memoirist and the author of I, Claudius (ITL429), still remains the seminal modern translation of the mythologies of Ancient Greece.
Greek, A Language Map
by Kristine K. Kershul
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly needed words and phrases.
Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Artemis Leontis (Editor)
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
It's All Greek to Me
by Charlotte Higgins
With timelines, a who's who, charts and maps, this handy little primer is a thoroughly entertaining introduction to everything Greek, from poetry and drama to philosophy, history and culture.
The World of the Ancient Greeks
by John Camp, Elizabeth Fisher
Featuring hundreds of illustrations and invitingly short chapters on topics from the first Greeks to the Heroic Age and classical Athens. With modern color photographs of great Greek cities from Athens and Delphi to Knossos, Ephesus, Pergamum and Priene.
Greece Map
by Michelin
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
A Traveller's History of Greece
by Timothy Boatswain, Colin Nicolson
A nicely written survey from prehistory through the 1990s: wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed.
Meals
15 Meals
7 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Salt
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
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Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
  • Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
2 nights
Athens
The Hera Hotel is located right at the foot of the Acropolis hill, the new Acropolis Museum, and the interconnected archaeological sites. Hera Hotel offers a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy the vibrant old city of Athens.
4 nights
Nafplion
Amphitryon Hotel is located on the coast at Nafplion, only 140km from Athens, in the Peloponnese region.
1 night
DELPHI
Amalia Hotel is located in Athens, Greece just off of Constitution square. Guests enjoys views of the National Garden across the street.





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