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Dark Tourism 🇬🇷 Ready to Discover Forgotten Greece?

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Guided trip
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 touch upon both classic and modern aspects of its 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. It will be about the stories left untold - until now.. Fairytale castles. Derelict factories. Ship graveyards. Secret bunkers. Abandoned train stations. Places of death, darkness and memory : Sounds interesting? Come and see The price includes : - 4 nights accommodation - All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner - All entrance tickets and fees - Transport/Petrol/Road Toll What's not included : - Flights - Airport Transfers - Personal expenses such as additional services, shopping, gifts or souvenirs - The pre-trip overnight. An additional night(s) accommodation can be arranged near the meeting point
Meet Your TripLeader
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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 have a personal familiarity and affinity with all the locations, landmarks, and histories in my tours. 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. and Tripadvisor. My tour leader fee isn't just about making travel arrangements. It includes the delivery of well researched historic narratives and unique access to astonishing secret locations that are not open to the public. I'll also be your driver during our trips.
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WHAT’S INCLUDED
Accommodation
Hotel & Bed & Breakfast
5 days trip
Corinth, Patras & 2 more
Transportation
Other
Trip Itinerary
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Day 1-2

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Corinth

Day 1-2

Corinthia : war, madness, and grit We will depart for the gritty town of Eleusina in the morning, and visit its industrial zone and ship graveyard. We will talk about its machine age ambition and eventual decline towards post-industrial decay, and reveal the character of the social and political ...

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Day 2-3

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Patras

Day 2-3

Achaia : exploring nature and humanity We will drive to the town of DIakopto, to catch a train ride ride on a historic 19th century mountain railway. The tracks will take us through a gorge of unparalleled beauty towards Kalavryta, where we will visit the site and memorial of the most notorious cr...

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Day 3-4

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Filiatra

Day 3-4

Messenia : farming, folly, and faith In the morning, will set off for the rural town of Kyparissia. where we will check into an alternative farmhouse for our next overnight. There, we will enjoy local hospitality in a surprising and tranquil setting, and attune to local lore and philosophy. Later...

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Day 4-5

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Megalopolis

Day 4-5

Arcadia : Power, terror, and devotion The first stop of the day will be the Well of Meligalas, site of an infamous, and still divisive, civil war atrocity. We will recount the dramatic events of the Greek Civil War in an original setting, as well as the painful and divisive history of this dark lo...

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