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Discover the secrets of Ancient Greece

Catherine Leech  By Catherine Leech, 101 Holidays

Peter Sommer Travels has perfected the art of combining a relaxing holiday with a fascinating insight into ancient history and archaeology in the heart of the Aegean.

Frequently based on board a luxury gulet, these holidays are usually a sell-out months in advance but there’s a new Macedonian Greece trip, departing 2 September 2015, which has a few places still available.

Staying in characterful 3 to 5 star hotels en route, highlights include Thessaloniki, Mount Olympus, the birthplace of Aristotle and Amphipolis (the final mustering point for Alexander the Great’s expedition to the east in the 4th century BC.

It’s not all about culture and history of course – gastronomy is high on the agenda with some unique venues for meals and wine-tasting.

This 13-night trip costs £3,595 pp (based on 2 sharing) including all accommodation, meals except one lunch and two dinners, transfers, entrance fees and excursions with expert guides. The single supplement is £495.

Find out more about Peter Sommer Travels’ Archaeology, Food & Wine of Macedonia holiday.

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