Dates: 02 – 08 September 2018
(6 Nights/7 Days)


Peloponnesian War


Although the Peloponnesian War occurred two and a half millennia ago in ancient Greece, it remains relevant for analyzing strategy and the employment of all instruments of national power to achieve strategic objectives. In this war, the Delian League, led by a sea power, democratic Athens, fought the Peloponnesian League, led by the land power, Sparta. The contest between the two sides resulted in a war lasting twenty seven years. By understanding this one conflict, you may understand the current problems of strategy and policy more thoroughly and deeply than if you read an entire library.

Our program offers an unparallel (rare) opportunity to study the war in the actual locations it was fought. Being at Pnyx you get the feeling of the Athenians emotions when listening to the Pericles orations or deciding for war. You will also visit Sparta and some of the spectacular battlefields of this war.

Day 1 – Sunday 02 Sep – Arrival
  • Arrival at Athens Airport
  • Transport to Hotel
  • Ice breaking drink
Day 2 – Monday 03 Sep – Culture
  • Classroom program
  • Athens sightseeing
  • Acropolis Museum
Day 3 – Tuesday 04 Sep – Attica
  • Pnyx
  • Long Walls, Fortification of Attica
  • Decelea, siege of Athens
  • Return to Athens
Day 4 – Wednesday 05 Sep – Delion
  • Delion battlefield
  • 2 stands, battle development
  • Return to Athens
Day 5 – Thursday 06 Sep – Mantinea / Sphacteria (long day)
  • Mantinea
  • 2 stands, battle development
  • Pylos, Boat to Sphacteria
  • Swimming in the sea
  • Overnight in Pylos
Day 6 – Friday 07 Sep – Sparta
  • Sparta, Guided tour
  • Nemea, wine testing
  • Return to Athens
  • Group dinner
Day 7 – Saturday 08 Sep – Departure
  • Transport to the Airport of Athens
  • Departure
What is Included
  • 3*/4* hotel accommodation 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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