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Islam in the Mediterranean
Article discusses the arrival of Islam in Mediterranean region with a focus on Istanbul and Turkey. The relationship to the merchants of Venice and the crusades should also be considered in this period of change. Join a Odyssey Traveller small group educational tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers to learn more.
Ancient Rhodes, Greece
The East Mediterranean island of Rhodes is part of the ancient history of Europe. This article for senior couples and mature solo travellers on a small group tour, provides a platform for the ancient cities of the Mediterranean and the network of empires crossing the Mediterranean.
Standing Stones of Britain and Europe
An article for senior couples and mature solo travellers curious to learn about Standing stones of Scotland, England, Wales, France and other parts of Europe. Support material for Odyssey's small group tours of pre-historic Britain, Scotland and the Anglo - France tour.
Mykonos has an amazing history, rising and falling as an economic powerhouse and trade centre dominated and defended by various rulers.
Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece famous for its powerful military. Throughout ancient Sparta a prominent militaristic culture pervaded with citizens’ lives centred around war.
Epidaurus was a small city in Ancient Greece on the eastern coast of the Argolid Peninsular at the Saronic Gulf
The Peloponnese, Greece
This article traces the Peponnese peninsula history from the Bronze Age, through classical antiquity, the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and finally modern Greek independence.
Corfu differs to much of the rest of Greece, with notable limited archaeological sites but an abundant mixture of forts, medieval castles, palaces, Greek orthodox churches, and monuments.
Kalamata, Greece Kalamata, Greece, is the major town of the Southern Peloponnese, and the capital of Messenia. Kalamata is most famous for its olives, the Kalamatianos dance and it is also home to an attractive…
Delphi, Greece The name ‘Delphi’ comes from ‘Dolphin’ because it is widely believed that Apollo first visited the region in the shape of a Dolphin. Believed by the Ancient Greeks to be the centre of the…
Meteora, Greece The 6 monasteries perched on top of rock pinnacles near Kalambaka in Central Greece is probably the most spectacular visitor site in Greece. Meteora means “suspended in the air” and the remaining six…
Creating Athens Aerial view of Athens, Greece This article Creating Athens traces the civilisations of antiquity to the rise of Athens as a city-state after the world’s first “Dark Age”. It is intended as background…
Olympia, Greece Olympia is among the most important places in Greece and a Unesco world heritage site. The archaeological site and of Olympia, located on the western side of Peloponnese, is the site of the first…
Bronze age civilisations of the Eastern Mediterranean Islands
Bronze age civilisations of the Eastern Mediterranean Islands As you explore these islands and learn about the cradle of Western civilisation, ancient cultures and history will come to life. Visit magical Santorini, which contains a…
Questions about Greece guide for Senior travellers.
Explore and learn about on a Seniors small group tour to Greece and its islands. A place of pastoral, cultural and historic settlement. Visit Epidaurus, Rhodes and the Greek islands or take a walking tour.
Crete history; a guide for small group tours
Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, stands as the southernmost border of Greece. Its position sees it as acting as something of a communication bridge between the African continent and Europe.
Understanding Spinalonga, Crete.
This peninsula or island is visited as part of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers on the Eastern Mediterranean or Crete programs designed for couples or solo travellers. You can also read more about the history of Crete.
Mediterranean World Heritage Sites Threatened
Mediterranean World Heritage Sites threatened Mediterranean World Heritage Sites threatened with flooding and permanent inundation as a consequence of global warming. The images of a flooded Venice that spread worldwide in late 2018, highlights another…
Crete History for Travellers
Crete History for Travellers Crete is one of the most beautiful and traditional regions of Greece. Although Cretans have fought generations of invaders, they are a people whose courtesy and hospitality is legendary. These lands…
Dawn of Greek Civilization: The Definitive Guide for Travellers
The Beginning of Human Civilisation Ancient Greece is well-known as one of the earliest civilizations that contributed significantly to human advancement. “Greece reached heights in almost every area of human learning” (Mark 2013). Generally speaking, Ancient,…
Empires Crossing the Mediterranean: 1130-1300
As a sea connecting continents and stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to Asia in the east, the Mediterranean has for centuries been a centre of trade and exploration.
Exploring Ancient Cities
Exploring Ancient Cities What can we learn from exploring the ancient world? What do we take away from the wealth of knowledge uncovered as archaeologists investigate the ruins of past societies, while social scientists speculate…
Greek Islands and Cyprus: Discovering the East Mediterranean
The Greek Islands and Cyprus are teeming with opportunities to visit archaeological sites and historic locations, while getting to know the region’s marvellous contemporary culture. Following the financial crisis, Greece […]
Trip to Greece
A Greek Odyssey Greece (Greek: Ελλάς, Hellas) is located in sun drenched Southern Europe, on the southernmost tip of the Balkan peninsula. It boasts extensive coastlines and islands in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas.…
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20 daysSep, Apr
Crete Small Group Tour: The Minoans
Crete rich in UNESCO World heritage sites this small group escorted tour provides a travel experience for guests with experienced local guides to remember. For senior couples or single travellers who seek to travel with other like minded people to destinations rich in ancient history then this in one of many small group journeys to be enjoyed.
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European Cities Small Group History and Cultural Winter Tour
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An escorted tour A Journey that commences in Rome and takes in 12 destinations along its journey to Athens. This is an off season small group journey with like minded people. A small group tour across Southern Europe with local guides sharing authentic in-country authentic experiences for mature couples and solo travellers.
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22 daysMay, Sep
Greece small group escorted history tour
Our 21 day small group tour explores the land of great philosophers, myths, and legends. We will learn about the culture and heritage of modern Greece whilst exploring and learning Athens, which only found independence in its uprising from the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century.
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Santorini - Crete: Eastern-Mediterranean Islands Short tour
Join our small group short tour of the Eastern Mediterranean. Spend 10 days in Greece for a glimpse of the land of great philosophers, myths, and legends. We will learn about the culture and heritage of modern Greece while travelling from Athens to Santorini and over to Crete.
From A$8,120 AUDView Tour
21 daysOct, Apr
Santorini, Crete and Cyprus Small Group Tour | Eastern Mediterranean Islands Tour
Visiting Cyprus, Greece
A fascinating small group tour, with an amazing mix of culture and history – the islands of Greece, the cradle of Western civilisation, where traces of a centuries-old history exists. Visit Santorini, a remnant of a volcanic era; Crete, the home of the Minoan civilisation with important archaeological finds at Knossos and Phaistos. Rhodes, inhabited since the Stone Age; and venture further to the island of Cyprus, where east meets west.
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18 daysNov, Mar
Walking in Greece
Visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites introduced by local guides feature on this walking tour for mature couple and single travellers. The days itineraries to selected destinations provide authentic experiences in the remote parts of Greece. A single supplement is charged for solo travelers on these small group journeys.
From A$11,715 AUDView Tour