Immerse yourself in the past with visits to Greece's ancient former capital Nauplia
and the Parthenon at Athens.
Offenbach's French script is in three acts, with the conclusion set at Nauplia
, with Helen agreeing to sacrifice a hecatomb for her offence, which she only agrees to when she recognizes that the priest is a disguised Paris.
O From there it is on Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Nauplia
In Crete guests explore the Minoan palace of Knossos, before sailing to Nauplia
to visit two great sites of classical Greece: Mycenae and the magnificent theater at Epidaurus.
To these lists, Kern (2000: 64) adds the Tholos of Epidaurus, Didyma where "two skilfully crafted staircases were erected" which "are repeatedly referred to as 'labyrinths'" in the extant building records, and the Labyrinth near Nauplia
Silver Spirit departs June 5, 2010 on a seven-day voyage from Venice (overnight) to Athens (Piraeus), with calls in Trieste, Hvar, Corfu and Nauplia
P&O Cruises (tel: 0990 726726) offer a seven-night fly-cruise on the Oriana on September 2 from Southampton to Gibraltar, Nauplia
(Greece) and Piraeus - with passengers returning from Athens airport.
One itinerary calls at Cape Sounion, Santorini, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Patmos, Delos and Mykonos; the other tour calls at Hydra, Nauplia
and Monemvassia in the Peloponnese, Chania and Rethymnon in Crete, Santorini, Sifnos and Aegina.
The cruise begins in Athens, Greece and sails to Nauplia
, where guests visit the ancient city of Mycenae, before beginning a six-day exploration of the island of Sicily via a variety of intimate ports, including Taormina, Syracuse, Agrigento, Trapani and Palermo.
pounds 927TAKE a walk through Greece and see Delphi, Sparta, Nauplia
and Athens on this half-board 15-day walking holiday depar ting April 14.