School trips to Greece
Greece is a treasure trove of educational opportunities; the foundation of Western civilisation in Athens, the small fishing village of Tolon, the Oracle at Delphi, the ancient stadium in Olympia, and the outstanding beauty of Pylos. This flexible tour provides a rich insight into the culture and landscapes of the Peloponnese region, and takes in the most important sites of ancient Greece.
Uncover ancient Athens – one of the oldest cities in the world. Discover the tombs and excavation sites of Eleusis and explore the temples and ruins of Ancient Corinth – the largest city in ancient Greece. Travel to the bay of Tolon, to enjoy the authentic charm of a Greek fishing town. Visit the healing centre of Epidavros and explore the labyrinth streets of Nauplion – one of Greece’s most beautiful mainland towns.
Spend a night in Delphi to see the temple of Apollo and learn the legends of the Oracle. Make an overnight stay in Olympia to fully appreciate the site of the original Olympic Games, where ritual sacrifices and chariot racing added to the events. Add a night in Pylos to enter the ruins of King Nestor’s 13th century palace, and find the remains of his throne room and decorated bathtub.
With an excellent choice of accommodation provided for the duration, this flexible, multicentre tour allows school groups to tailor a trip to best meet their curriculum objectives and time frames: A one centre tour will focus on Athens and the surrounding area, with two centres taking in the attractions around Tolon. A three centre tour includes a night in Delphi and four will allow a longer stay in Olympia. To add Pylos to the package, ask for a five centre tour.
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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Greece - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Greece
This rocky hill which overlooks Athens is considered the most important ancient site in the Western world. A symbol of classical civilization, the Acropolis and its monuments form the greatest architectural and artistic complex left behind by Greek Antiquity.
Roman Agora in Athens
Situated north of the Acropolis, the Roman Agora features the archaeological remains of an ancient marketplace and was used as a meeting ground for political gatherings.
Theatre of Dionysus in Athens
One of the most spectacular archaeological sites in Greece, the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens was built during the mid-4th century B.C. and was capable of holding up to 17,000 spectators. The theatre is considered as the birthplace of traditional Greek theatre, where classical Greek plays were first performed before branching out throughout Greece and beyond.
Traditional Tavern and Greek Dancing Evening
While staying in Athens, we can organise a traditional tavern and Greek dance evening. This is always a highlight for many of our school groups travelling to Greece!
Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon
An excursion to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon is one of the most interesting excursions outside of Athens. Perched on a cliff top, overlooking the mesmerising Myrtoan Sea, the Temple of Poseidon with its Doric-style columns is a sight to behold.
Delphi Olympia Site and The Archaeological Museum of Olympia
Visit the seat of the famous Delphic oracle and the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Enter the museum where sculptures and mind-blowing artefacts trace the long history of the sanctuary of Zeus.
Island of Hydra
Located in the Aegean Sea, in ancient times it was known as Hydrea, derived from the Greek word for water and has history dating back from the second half of the third millennium BCE.
Corinth, Mycenae, Epidavros & Nauplion
Visit Corinth, the richest city of the ancient world, and explore the spectacular archaeological site of Mycenae. Discover the Venetian fortress at Nauplion and test out the theatre acoustics in the ancient city of Epidaurus.
Nestor's Palace near Pylos
Greece’s best-preserved Mycenaean palace, the floor plan here is almost completely intact and includes 105 ground floor apartments. See the impressive throne room and central hearth, imagining the palace in full glory, with fine frescoes adorning the walls.
National Archaeological Museum
Devoted to ancient Greek art, this huge archaeological museum is one of the most important in the world. More than 20,000 exhibits trace the story of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.
Situated in central Greece, these six monasteries stand on 300-metre high sandstone pillars, creating a unique and astounding landscape and forming one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in the country.
Temple of Apollo in Delphi
The foundations of the Temple of Apollo and the imposing columns of the Doric order, with the backdrop of the Delphi Gorge are certainly a breathtaking sight! Dating back to the 4th century B.C., the Temple of Apollo is a must visit when staying in Delphi.
Temple of Aphaia in Aegina
Located on the Greek island of Aegina, this ancient temple is dedicated to the goddess Athena. Considered as one of the ancient architectural wonders of ancient Greece, the Temple of Aphaia is a must when visiting this pretty island.
Temple of Zeus in Olympia
Dedicated to the ruler of all gods, the Temple of Zeus dates back to the 4th century B.C. and is considered to be one of the best examples of Greek temples built using the Doric order architectural style. Located very close to the Olympia Stadium, this is a popular excursion when visiting Olympia.
This is Sparta! It seems that everyone knows that famous phrase from the movie “300”. The ancient city of Sparta was a prominent city-state in Greece and its army became one of the most feared military forces during the Greek empire. Take a day trip to this ancient city and visit the Archaeological Museum of Sparta, the archaeological site of Menelaion and the tomb of Leonidas – the renowned Greek war leader.
Tolon also known as "Tolo", is a small traditional Greek fishing village located on the Peloponnese peninsula. Explore the Fortress of Palamidi, take a trip to the long, sandy beach and sample the locally caught fresh fish while staying in Tolon.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!
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- Roedean School, Classics Trip to Greece
Our rep was really helpful and dedicated. She loved getting to know our kids. She had great knowledge and was a super help in getting things organised on the ground for us. We loved our trip. It was the best trip that I have led and thank you to Equity for organising it for us.
- Dubai College, Classics Trip to Greece
- Recommended for sports tours, and performing arts trips.
- Plenty of activities
Conveniently located 1 hour from Athens, SPORTCAMP is the largest private sports centre in Greece. Featuring multimedia rooms, on-site accommodation and amenities and world class fitness facilities- SPORTCAMP will meet all your tour and athletic needs.
Capacity: 900 beds
Location: One hour from Athens, in the lovely resort of Loutraki.
Facilities: Classrooms, games rooms, swimming pool, sports facilities, and dance studios on site.
Accommodation: All rooms are en-suite and can accommodate from 1 to 16 people.
Meals: Buffet style meals.
- Great location
- Wide range of on-site facilities
The Hotel Phaistos is located on the tranquil outskirts of the town.
Capacity: 20 rooms
Location: A 15 minute walk from the centre of Tolon and only a 5 minute walk from the beach.
Facilities: Tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool, veranda, free wi-fi in public areas.
Accommodation: All rooms have en-suite facilities, with air-conditioning and a television.
Meals: The hotel offers a buffet breakfast and meals are taken at the sister Hotel Apollon.
- In the heart of Athens
- Overlooking the Acropolis
Located in central Athens, within walking distance to the colourful neighbourhood of Plaka, the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum.
Location: Less than 100 metres from Metaxourgeio Metro Station in central Athens.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi in public areas, rooftop bar & restaurant with panoramic views over central Athens and the Acropolis. 24-hour front desk.
Accommodation: All rooms are air-conditioned with a TV, en-suite bathroom and in-room safe.
Meals: Continental and Greek buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner options available.
- Breathtaking views of the Delphi Gorge
- Stunning, traditional hotel
Located in a peaceful area, overlooking the Gorge and rolling hills of Delphi, this family-run hotel is a true gem.
Location: Less than 100 metres from the centre of Delphi and less than 500 metres away from the Archaeological Site of Delphi.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi available in all areas, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, snack bar, sun terrace, garden, dining area and bar.
Accommodation: All rooms are air-conditioned, have central heating, an in-room safe, satellite TV and en-suite bathrooms.
Meals: Buffet breakfast.
Neda - Olympia
- Located in centre of Olympia.
- Located close to Ancient Greek sites.
Situated in the heart of Ancient Olympia, to learn all there is to know about Ancient Greece and the rise of the Olympics, this is the play to stay.
Capacity: 43 rooms.
Location: Located in central Olympia, close to many archaeological attractions and less than a 10-minute walk to the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity.
Facilities: Free Wi-Fi available in all areas, 24-hour front desk, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, games room, luggage storage, garden, library, rooftop terrace, Jacuzzi, on-site restaurant and cafe.
Accommodation: All rooms are air-conditioned, contain an in-room safe and feature en-suite bathrooms.
Meals: Buffet breakfast, there are a number of restaurants within 100 metres from the hotel.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
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Recommended Educational Trips to Greece
Equity can recommend Greece for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.