Dates: 05 – 11 May 2019
(6 Nights/7 Days)

Total Price (Per Person)*: 1780€ (sharing 2 persons)
255€ (plus for single supplement)

*Special Prices for Groups

ANZAC Battles 1941

On 6 April 1941, German forces attacked Greece and Yugoslavia simultaneously through Bulgaria in a pincer movement designed to encircle the Greek troops fighting the Italians on the Albanian front, as a result of Italy’s declaration of war on Greece on 28 October 1940. The allies sent a token force of around 60,000 British, Australian, New Zealand troops to aid Greece, in an “ill-planned, disastrous and short campaign” that had been the result of Britain’s earlier guarantee that it would support Greece if it were attacked without provocation.

Yugoslavia capitulated quickly, cutting the Greek supply route to its forces on the Italian front. Within a week, the Allied forces were in retreat. Battles conducted by Commonwealth troops include Amyntaio-Vevi, Platamon, Pinios River, Thermopylae and Corinth Canal. The Greek campaign remains controversial as it did not succeed in its primary object to assist in the effective defence of Greece, although the Australians and New Zealanders sustained heavy losses.

Day 1 – Sunday 05 May – Arrival
  • Arrival at Athens Airport
  • Travel to Hotel
  • Ice breaking drink
Day 2 – Monday 06 May – Study Day
  • Study period
  • Light Lunch
  • Travel to Larisa
  • Overnight in Larisa
Day 3 – Tuesday 07 May – Vevi
  • Battle of Vevi
  • 3 stands, battle development
  • Wine tasting
  • Return to Larisa
Day 4 – Wed. 08 May – Platamon/Tempe
  • Platamon
  • Battle development
  • Tempe/battle development
  • Travel to Meteora
  • Return to Larisa
Day 5 – Thursday 09 May – Thermopylae
  • Thermopylae Pass
  • Thermopylae Monument
  • Bralos Pass
  • Return to Athens
Day 6 – Friday 10 May – Corinth Canal
  • Phaleron Cemetery
  • Corinth Canal
  • Battle development
  • Return to Athens
  • Group dinner
Day 7 – Saturday 11 May – Departure
  • Travel to the Airport
  • Departure
What is Included
  • 3*/4* hotel accommodation (basic) including breakfast
  • Information pack
  • Evening presentations (where appropriate)
  • All travel costs
  • All entrance fees
  • All presentations in battlefields
  • Tour manager available day and night
  • Pack meals
  • Tea and coffee?
  • Light snack and bottled water each day
  • One group dinner
  • Memorabilia gift
What is NOT Included
  • Flights costs
  • Pick Up Transport from/to Airport
  • Evening dinners (except last night)

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