These three Greek islands will give you a hands-on experience of Classical history and beyond. After a mythology tour in Athens, you'll travel to Rhodes for winding medieval old town streets and fortresses, Crete's Palace of Knossos and some refreshment from ancient vines, and the same spots on Corfu visited in Homer's famous epic poetry. Just make sure you don't actually touch the museum cases without permission.
Private Tour: On the Steps of Ulysses, Corfu
This private tour will take you to Paleokastritsa, a scenic bay which, according to the myth, is where Ulysses washed ashore and princess Nausika (led by Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom) found him. Then you'll explore Ermones Beach, a unique area with massive rocks and trees growing down to the sea's edge. In the story, Ermones is the actual gulf where princess Nausica found Ulysses!
The tour's final stop is Kanoni, where you'll enjoy incredible views of Pontikonisi Island and the surrounding landscape. As you savor the scenery, take in the richness of Greek mythology by listening to your guide tell more stories of local heroes.
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Itineraries with Private Tour: On the Steps of Ulysses
Go off the beaten path as you traverse the beautiful landscapes of northern Greece. Beginning in Thessaloniki, you'll explore the port city's rich Byzantine history before making your way to the magnificent clifftop monasteries of Meteora. From there, travel to the silver lake of Ioannina and the picturesque mountain villages of Zagori. Top it all off with a few days on the sunny shores of Corfu, where you'll follow in the footsteps of the ancient legendary wanderer Odysseus.