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9 day adventure

Forgotten Greece

9 day adventure

Forgotten Greece

Explore Greece's ghost cities, catacombs, and ship graveyards.
Duration
9 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Accommodations, Transportation
9 day adventure

Forgotten Greece

9 day adventure

Forgotten Greece

Explore Greece's ghost cities, catacombs, and ship graveyards.
Duration
9 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Accommodations, Transportation

What you'll do

To much of the outside world, Greece is a nation steeped in mythology, ancient history, and beauty. But there’s much that escapes this easy narrative: the creaking ship graveyards, snaking underground tunnels, and abandoned industrial towns. During this immersive, nine-day adventure, we’ll delve into the hidden histories and oft-overlooked spaces scattered throughout the rugged Peloponnese region, casting an ear to local lore, divergent perspectives, and stories you likely never heard in history class. While we’ll spend ample time exploring the region’s spectacular ancient roots—exploring an ancient necropolis, wandering a forgotten Byzantine city, and venturing into a cave home to the Gate to the Underworld—we’ll pay equal attention to its deserted industrial centers, gritty mountain villages, and abandoned train stations, tucking into hearty gyros and savory tripe soup as we go. This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Athens are not included in the trip cost. This trip is limited to 12 travelers.

Your itinerary

Your host

Learn more about Paisley At Atlas Obscura

Paisley At Atlas Obscura

I'm your Atlas Obscura Trip Coordinator. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences. Evan Panagopoulos will be leading your trip. Born and raised in Greece, Evan is an urban storyteller, a fan of brutalist and mid-century architecture, and a knowledgeable guide. He's also the founder of Explorabilia, a travel site that helps people discover off-beat, astonishing spaces hidden in plain sight. When he’s not leading niche history tours around Europe, Evan lives in London, where he hosts highly acclaimed architecture and urban history walks.

In partnership with Atlas Obscura

An Atlas Obscura Adventure

This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.

Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.

What's included

Food
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee, wine, beer
Accommodations
6 nights in a hotel, 2 nights in a house
Transportation
1 bus ride

Where you'll be

Beginning in the heart of Athens, we'll journey through the rugged Peloponnese region—from the city of Patra, through the Byzantine ruins of Mystras, to the seaside town of Gytheio.

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate. The total cost of this trip is $XXXX. For those traveling solo, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Paisley At Atlas Obscura
9 day adventure
Forgotten Greece
€3,377/person
€3,377/person