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4-day adventure

A Dark Microhistory of Greece

4-day adventure

A Dark Microhistory of Greece

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Are you ready to see Greece in its darker shades of blue?
Duration
4 days
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English
Includes
Transportation, Food, Tickets
4-day adventure

A Dark Microhistory of Greece

4-day adventure

A Dark Microhistory of Greece

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Are you ready to see Greece in its darker shades of blue?
Duration
4 days
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English
Includes
Transportation, Food, Tickets

What you'll do

In my Dark Microhistory of 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

Your itinerary

Your host

Learn more about Evan

Evan

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)

What's included

Accommodations
3 nights in a hotel room, 1 night in a hostel
Transportation
4 car rides
Food
3 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Tickets
Entrance fee

Where you'll be

Arion Athens Hotel

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 16 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is light.

Government ID

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Evan
4-day adventure
A Dark Microhistory of Greece
From $1,414/person
From $1,414/person