Greece’s ancient sites: the northern kingdoms

21 September 2020 to 30 September 2020
From £2,895 per person (single room supplement available on request)
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Follow in the footsteps of three conquering kings, across the mountainous landscapes of the two northern kingdoms of ancient Greece. This tour, which is led by Dr. Milena Melfi, is full of fantastic archaeological sites, marked over the centuries by a cornucopia of peoples and cultures. You will travel back in time to the reign of Pyrrhus of Epirus from the Ionian coast, and Philip II and his son Alexander the Great in Macedonia, where palaces, houses, painted tombs and exquisite pebble mosaics survive at the Macedonian cities of Verghina and Pella.

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Dr. Milena Melfi, Lecturer of Classical Archaeology, University of Oxford
Milena specialises in the archaeology of ancient religion and is Curator of Casts of Greek and Roman Sculptures at the Ashmolean Museum.


  • Follow in the footsteps of conquerors, exploring Northern Greece’s ancient towns and cities, archeological sites and preserved ruins
  • Drive to Nikopolis, once the capital of Epirus Vetus, with well-preserved ruins and visit the Actian sanctuary, with its altar, theatre and stadium
  • Visit the richest ancient burial site in Europe, the tomb of Philip II and its extraordinary museum below the great tumulus of Verghina
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Ioannina, one of the loveliest Medieval towns of Greece
  • Discover the vertiginous, 14th century Meteora monasteries, each built in isolation on a separate crag, and home to a monastic community dating back to the 14th century
  • Spend a morning marveling at the Roman imperial grandeur of Thessaloniki

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