Splendors of Ancient Greece with Denver Botanic Gardens

March 29 – April 5, 2017

Parthenon temple with flowers on the  Acropolis in Athens, Greece
Explore the splendors of ancient Greece and delve into its rich botanical diversity during this 8-day tour. Highlights include Acropolis, Parnitha National Park, Delphi, Olympia, Sparta and botanical gardens at the height of spring color.

History comes alive as your trip hosts and local guides share their in-depth knowledge of Greece’s past. Join Denver Botanic Gardens’ Brian Vogt and Panayoti Kelaidis for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind trip to Greece.


Below are some sample itineraries for Special Trips we’ve offered with partner organizations like Denver Botanic Gardens, Audubon Society of Greater Denver, Birding and Beers, and American Academy.  We can customize the perfect trip for your group or organization.



DAY 1 (Wed, March 29) ~ Arrival to Athens. Overnight at Hotel Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive or similar. (D)

DAY 2 (Thurs, March 30) ~ Morning visit to Acropolis and afternoon to Hymettos Botanical Garden.  Overnight at Hotel Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive or similar. (B,L,D)

Archaeological Site of Olympia, Greece.

DAY 3 (Fri, March 31) ~ Full day guided excursion to Parnitha National Park as well as a visit to Julia and Alexander Diomidous’ Botanical Garden. Overnight at Hotel Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive or similar. (B,L)

DAY 4 (Sat, April 1) ~ Morning departure to Delphi. Afternoon guided city tour.  Overnight at Hotel Apollonia or similar. (B,L)

DAY 5 (Sun, April 2) ~ Morning departure to Nafpaktos. Visit to Temple of Athinia Pronea and guided city tour.  Overnight at Hotel Nafs or similar.  (B,L)

Hiking in Taygetos

DAY 6 (Mon, April 3) ~ Half day guided tour of Olympia followed by transfer to Sparta. Overnight at Hotel Menelaion or similar. (B,L)

DAY 7 (Tues, April 4) ~ Guided excursion to Mystras and Taygetos Mountain. Overnight at Hotel Menelaion or similar. (B,L)

DAY 8 (Wed, April 5) ~ Morning departure to Athens in time for flight home.  (B)


Meals: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner

Price: $5175*/ person (double occupancy).  Single supplement: $610 (subject to availability).

Includes accommodations, private in-country transportation, trip hosts and local guides, entrance fees, activities and meals as listed in the itinerary.

Excludes international airfare, travel insurance, passport/visa fees, taxis, personal expenses and meals not listed.

*Availability and pricing are subject to change without notice until booked and deposit received. A 3% discount will be applied to payments by check.