Friends of Ganymede Classical Tour2018-10-05T02:33:26+00:00

Project Description

Friends of Ganymede

Classical Tour

Get ready to add Ganymede (the most beautiful of all mortals in ancient Greek mythology) to your list of friends!

The Friends of Ganymede Classical Tour is a gay history tour that will not only take you to some of the best known classical cities in the world – Athens, Delphi, Mycenae – but will give you unique insight on Greek mythology from a gay perspective, one that was certainly not part of our learning of the myths in school!

Zeus and Ganymede, Socrates and Alcibiades, Alexander the Great and Hephaestion. Learn about ancient Greek gay gods and heroes with well-known Professor and guide Constantinos Sfikas of the National Greek guiding school and VIP guide to a list of Hollywood heavyweights such as Alexander Payne, Oliver Stone, and John Malkovich, to name just a few.

We then will be able to ponder these myths (and other things!) while relaxing and soaking up the sun on the beaches of the iconic Greek island of Mykonos!

Day 1

  • Afternoon or early evening gay history walking tour ending in Plaka with a group dinner at a local tavern.
  • Stay overnight in Athens.

Day 2

  • Tour the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. Walk through pretty Byzantine Monastiraki.
  • Stay overnight in Athens.

Day 3

  • A whole day excursion to the temple of Apollo at Delphi.
  • Stay overnight in Athens.

Day 4

  • Visit the National Archaeological Museum, go shopping or join a Greek cooking lesson or food tour.
  • Stay overnight in Athens.

Day 5

  • A whole day excursion to the Peloponnese: visit the beautiful village towns of Nemea, Mycenae and Epidauros.
  • Stay overnight in Athens.

Day 6

  • Take the Ferry to famous Mykonos Island.
  • Stay overnight in Mykonos.

Day 7

  • A whole day excursion to the island of Delos (optional) or stay on in Mykonos exploring.
  • Stay overnight in Mykonos.

Day 8

  • Return to Athens by ferry boat.
  • Stay overnight in Athens further exploring the Athenian nightlife.

Day 9

  • Depart for home.

Whole package cost: $5999 AUD per person in a double room.

If you would rather not share a room $999 per person extra.

Tour includes:

  • Private coach for the land program.
  • Transportation from the ferry dock in Mykonos to the hotel, and back to the ferry dock.
  • Transportation to the Super Paradise beach for swimming. Return at your leisure by local bus or taxi.
  • All hotels including daily breakfast.
  • One complimentary meal per day (either lunch or dinner) and water. Alcoholic beverages not included.
  • Licensed guide/tour leader for the entirety of the trip.
  • Entrance fees for all museums and sites on the program.
  • Ferry boat tickets to and from Mykonos.
  • Boat tickets for the optional trip to Delos for those who wish to participate.
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