Persian Wars 490-479 BC

2.500 Years of Thermopylae and Salamis

Dates to be defined upon request.
Proposal: Arrival on Sunday,
Departure on next Saturday

(6 Nights/7 Days)

Total Price (Per Person)*: 1550€ (sharing 2 persons)
235€ (plus for single supplement)

*Special Prices for Groups

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Persian Wars 490-479 BC


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Some wars and battles have turned the course of human history in a fundamentally new way. In fact, the impact of military factors has changed the course of history not only in the short term, but in the long term as well. Such were the Greco-Persian Wars, often simply called the Persian Wars. The Greek victory made possible the continued existence of a distinct Greek civilization and culture, exemplified by Periclean Athens in succeeding decades in the creation and development of a unique Western civilization.

We visit the legendary battlefields of Marathon, Thermopylae, Artemision, Salamis and Plataea getting a memorable feeling by appreciating what hoplite battle meant for those involved. We study the campaigns and battles in detail trying to answer the reasons for Greek victory.

Day 1 – Sunday – Arrival
  • Arrival at Athens Airport
  • Travel to Hotel
  • Ice breaking drink
Day 2 – Monday – Study Day
  • Study period
  • Athens sightseeing
  • Acropolis Museum
Day 3 – Tuesday – Marathon
  • Marathon battlefield
  • 3 stands, battle development
  • Swimming in the sea
  • Wine tasting
  • Return to Athens
Day 4 – Wednesday – Thermopylae/Artemision (long day)
  • Thermopylae Pass
  • 2 stands, battle development
  • Ferry to Artemision
  • Boat cruise/Naval battle of Artemision
  • Overnight in Artemision
Day 5 – Thursday – Salamis
  • Return to Athens
  • Park of Maritime Tradition – Trireme exhib
  • Egaleo Hill, battle development
  • Salamis Monument
  • Return to Athens
Day 6 – Friday – Plataea
  • Plataea battlefield
  • 3 stands, battle development
  • Return to Athens
  • Group dinner
Day 7 – Saturday – Departure
  • Travel to the Airport
  • Departure
What is Included
  • 3*/4* hotel accommodation (basic) including breakfast
  • Information pack
  • Evening presentations (where appropriate)
  • All transportation costs
  • All entrance fees
  • All presentations in battlefields
  • Tour manager available day and night
  • All dinners
  • Bottled water each day
  • One farewell dinner
What is NOT Included
  • Flights costs
  • Pick Up Transport from/to Airport