What you'll do
In my Forgotten Greece tour, I aim to show you a different, more atypical side of the country we all think we know. I wanted it to be about different perspectives and interpretations of its history, culture, and people : about local pride (and much prejudice), atavistic folly, fatal stubbornness, heroic desperation and often, abject abandonment. But it will still be about Greece, nevertheless – or at least the aspects of it that are not as well advertised. We will look for the difficulty, the indigestion in Greek history, culture, and reality – and through this process, perhaps we will arrive to another understanding, and a different appreciation of the country as it emerges today. To this end, I have created an alternative itinerary through the rugged southern region of Peloponnese : it’s a part of the country I am very familiar with, and my natural choice to explore and showcase. I have also put together a riveting narrative, that will take you through millennia of history and culture – some of it palatable, most of it not, and all of it bewildering. It will be a search for Greece’s true, and often contradictory, nature. Fairytale castles. Derelict factories. Ship graveyards. Secret bunkers. Ghost cities. Abandoned train stations. Places of death, darkness and memory : sounds interesting? Come along and find out for yourselves !
- Meals and stays included
Every adventure is fully planned, from activities to accommodations.
- Led by locals
Adventures are hosted by local insiders who immerse you in their culture.
- One-of-a-kind access
Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.
5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lunches, snacks
3 nights in a hotel, 2 nights in a cabin, 1 night in a castle
5 bus rides, 2 train rides
Where you'll be
I am an urban storyteller : a fan of brutalist and mid-century architecture, a knowledgeable WW2 and Victorian era enthusiast, and I like engaging with abandoned spaces and forgotten history. I am the founder of www.explorabilia.co.uk, a travel company that helps people discover the most astonishing, off beat spaces hidden in plain sight around us ! I was born and raised in Greece, and have a personal familiarity and affinity with all the locations, landmarks, and histories in this tour. I am currently living in London, where I successfully host unique architecture and urban history walks. I welcome you to read my consistent 5* reviews on Airbnb. I've completed "Supporting the Safety of Women | Travelers & Hosts" seminar facilitated by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (May 6th, 2019)
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is light. Guests should be capable of short to moderate walking distances in urban or rural environments.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This is an easy, optional walking tour of central Athens. Guests who might wish to rest or make their own schedule can do so, and meet us at dinner.
6 day adventure