Greece: walking & study tours, geology, nature, archaeology, photography


Saronic Gulf (Greece): Land of Theseus
(8-days study and walking tour in the Saronic Gulf near Athens)
Visit the Methana peninsula!
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights Tour type: Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology Difficulty Easy-Moderate
Price p.p.: 1380 €  ? 
Dates:
Custom and group dates
19-26 Oct 2019
28 Dec 19 - 4 Jan 2020
28 Mar - 4 Apr 2020
The Saronic gulf is the "Gate of the Aegean Sea" and it looks like a miniature of the entire Aegean Sea with its islands and its scenic landscape. On this exciting tour, we will concentrate on the eastern part of the Saronic gulf and the eastern part of Peloponnese peninsula. We will discover the volcanic peninsula Methana with its about 30 eruption centres ("lava domes") and we will explore also prehistoric sites and the entire mythological past of the area. ...more info

Saronic Gulf (Greece): Treasures of the Saronic Gulf
(2-days excursion to the Methana volcanic peninsula in the Saronic Gulf near Athens)
Visit the Methana peninsula!
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights Tour type: Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology Difficulty Easy-Moderate
Price p.p.: from 320 EUR p.p.
Dates:
Custom and group dates

The Saronic Gulf opposite of Athens is one of Greece's most undervalued destinations. Beyond the better known attractions such as Aegina, Poros, Hydra, and Epidauros, few people visit anything else.
Deeply intertwined with ancient history and legends, the Saronic Gulf is an area full of unspoiled nature, hidden archeological remains, charming villages and even has an active volcano (currently dormant) right in front of Aegina: the Methana peninsula with its lush, green mountains and hidden geologic treasures such as fumaroles and hot springs famous since antiquity.
On this tour which is available throughout the year at dates on request for small groups of up to 6 people, you will get to know some of the lesser known, but gorgeous destinations of this area, accompanied by an expert geologist or photographer from our team. It is a perfect addition to your visit to Athens or Greece in general and can be easily combined with your own program:
Starting in Athens, we pass the famous Corinth channel where a photo stop is almost mandatory, and soon reach the area of Epidaurus where we should visit the most famous and most beautiful of all Ancient Greek theaters. We then take you to the Methana peninsula where we spend two nights. The tour ends in Poros Island, one of the most picturesque of Greece and from here you can extend your visit of the Saronic Gulf (ferry connections to Aegina, Hydra etc) or return to Piraeus and on to other islands or back to town or the airport.
Truly a tour off the beaten track! ...more info

Two volcanic islands of the Aegean Sea: Santorini & Milos
(9-days combination walking & study tour to Santorini and Milos Islands, Greece)
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights Tour type: Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - photography Difficulty Easy-Moderate
Price p.p.: from 1760 EUR
Dates:
2-10 May 2020
Santorini island is no doubt one of the most famous volcanic islands in world. It is still an active volcano and the prehistoric eruption did not only harm the prehistoric Minoan culture, but created a new landscape and fascinating geological sites. The beauty of Santorini will impress you!
Milos is another great volcanic island, totally different from Santorini, but not less exciting. There are many volcanic features and great landscapes to be discovered. There are many signs, that this is also an active volcano. You will discover not only the fascinating geology, but also its beautiful nature. ...more info

Santorini Island (Greece): Santorini Geology Tour
(private tours to discover Santorini's geology with a volcanologist, 1-3 days)
Duration: 1-3 days Tour type: 1-day tours: geology & volcanism Difficulty Custom (variable)
Price p.p.: from 750 EUR
Dates:
Custom tour dates
We offer you private geology tours to get to know the extraordinary geology and natural history of Santorini island, but also aspects of the deep connection with its cultural history and archaeology. ...more info

Santorini Island (Greece): Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini
(8 days walking and study tour on Santorini, Greece)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini!
Duration: 7 nights / 8 days Tour type: Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology Difficulty Easy-Moderate
Price p.p.: 1460 €  ? 
Dates:
21-28 Sep 2019
21-28 Mar 2020
11-18 Apr 2020
Santorini is one of the most well-known and beautiful islands not only of Greece, but the whole world. Despite its popularity, it still has many hidden treasures to discover.
On this relaxed walking tour, we lead you through its volcanically-shaped landscapes away from the beaten tracks. Normally guided by photographer Tobias Schorr, we have time to take photographs and notice the little details, such as minerals, rare animals and plants and prehistoric remains.
You will find time to meet local people and get to know true Greek hospitality - Tobias who has lived many years in Greece has many friends on the island and knows the country better than anyone.
As an enthusiastic geology and mineralogy fan, he also makes the tour a great introduction to Santorini's fascinating geologic history and its connection to Ancient (Minoan) and modern culture and history. ...more info

Santorini Island (Greece): Light of the Aegean
(Photo tour to Santorini, Cyclades, Greece)
Photo tour to Santorini, Greece: discover the spectacular light of the Aegean
Duration: 4-7 days Tour type: Photography tour: photography - geology & volcanism - nature & culture Difficulty Easy
Price p.p.: on request
Dates:
Custom and group dates

Santorini needs not much introduction: beautiful white nested houses in harmonic shapes and ever-changing arrangements, blue churches, a truly unique light on the deep blue Aegean Sea sourrounded by steep, colorful volcanic cliffs...
No other tour operator knows the island as well as we do. We can bring you to hidden gems of the island more than 99% of tourists will never discover, and open doors you otherwise won't find. ...more info

Athens, Laurion, Milos Island (Greece): Silver of the Aegean
(8-days geologic walking and study tour to Athens, Laurion and Milos Island, Greece)
Milos - Crystals, Volcanoes and Ancient Culture
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights Tour type: Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism Difficulty Easy-Moderate
Price p.p.: 1480 €  ? 
Dates:
18-25 Apr 2020
23-30 May 2020
26 Sep - 3 Oct 2020
Milos in the western Aegean is one of the most beautiful and photogenic islands of Greece.
Known for one of the most famous classic statues, the Venus of Milos (now in the Louvre of Paris), Milos is exceptionally rich in mineral deposits, and has a particular scenic beauty that leaves visitors breathless. It also boasts a great number of superb and uncrowded beaches, as well as spectacular coastal cliffs with multicolored volcanic rocks of all types on display.
Even so, its millennia-old economic base in mining has prevented it from mass tourism. The island is a wonderful destination for both active and relaxed holidays. and Greek hospitality is still very much alive here.
Geologically, Milos is a wonderland packed with picture-book volcanic features. On a series of different excursions by land and sea, guided by a trained geologist, we will explore the faceted volcanic history of the island through observation of their deposits. No previous knowledge is required, and the excursions are - as usual - a mix of hiking, sailing, study, and holidays. Great local Aegean cuisine and good company round out this tour, which can be perfectly combined with our study and walking tour on Santorini. ...more info

Nisyros Island (Greece): Almonds, olives and volcanoes
(8-days walking & study tour on the volcanic islands of Nisyros & Cos, Greece)
Discover the beautiful volcanic island of Nisyros
Duration: 8 days Tour type: Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology Difficulty Moderate
Price p.p.: 1460 €  ? 
Dates:
25 Apr - 2 May 2020
17-24 Oct 2020
Discover the island of Kos with its beautiful ancient town centre, its Venetian castle and the sanctuary of Asclepios! It is also a good starting point to our main target, Nisyros island. The small volcanic island of Nisyros, in the shadow of neighbouring Cos Island, is one of the most fascinating of Greece. It's well worth spending more than just a brief visit: formed entirely by colourful volcanic rocks, it is green, lush and not overcrowded by tourism. On this tour, we walk on century-old trails and see spectacular evidence of young volcanic activity, ancient ruins, endemic plants and animals. We will discover prehistoric sanctuaries and unknown ancient sites. ...more info

Tour calendar:

Dates Price p.p. Tour Difficulty
Sep Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 21-28 Sep 2019 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Oct Visit the Methana peninsula! 19-26 Oct 2019 1360 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Dec Visit the Methana peninsula! 28 Dec 19 - 4 Jan 2020 1360 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Mar 2020 Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 21-28 Mar 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 28 Mar - 4 Apr 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Apr Visit the Methana peninsula! 4-11 Apr 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 11-18 Apr 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 11-18 Apr 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Milos - Crystals, Volcanoes and Ancient Culture 18-25 Apr 2020 1480 €  ?  Athens, Laurion, Milos Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism)
Discover the beautiful volcanic island of Nisyros 25 Apr - 2 May 2020 1460 €  ?  Nisyros Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
May Visit the Methana peninsula! 2-9 May 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
2-10 May 2020 1760 €  ?  Two volcanic islands of the Aegean Sea(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - photography)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 9-16 May 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 16-23 May 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Milos - Crystals, Volcanoes and Ancient Culture 23-30 May 2020 1480 €  ?  Athens, Laurion, Milos Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 30 May - 6 Jun 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Jun Visit the Methana peninsula! 6-13 Jun 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Aug Visit the Methana peninsula! 29 Aug - 5 Sep 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Sep Visit the Methana peninsula! 12-19 Sep 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 19-26 Sep 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Milos - Crystals, Volcanoes and Ancient Culture 26 Sep - 3 Oct 2020 1480 €  ?  Athens, Laurion, Milos Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism)
Oct Discover the nature & culture & geology of Santorini! 3-10 Oct 2020 1480 €  ?  Santorini Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 10-17 Oct 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Discover the beautiful volcanic island of Nisyros 17-24 Oct 2020 1460 €  ?  Nisyros Island (Greece)(Walking & study tour: nature & culture - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Visit the Methana peninsula! 24-31 Oct 2020 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
Dec Visit the Methana peninsula! 26 Dec 20 - 2 Jan 2021 1380 €  ?  Saronic Gulf (Greece)(Walking & study tour: photography - geology & volcanism - archaeology)
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