Eretria was an important ancient Greek city founded on an excellent natural harbour. It was mentioned in Homer’s Iliad as a ‘City of Rowers’ which sent ships to the Trojan War. But after a long war with Chalkis over control of the fertile Lelantine Plain, it was defeated and destroyed. Ironically though, more ancient ruins have survived in Eretria than its rival Chalkis, therefore there is plenty to see.
The tour is accompanied by distinguished archaeologist Dr Konstantinos Politis
Itinerary - Highlights
- 10:15 : meet @ entrance of Eretria Archaeological Museum of Eretria where tour begins with an introductory lecture
- Visit Eretria Archaeological Museum with explanations of important collections
- Go to see ruins of Temple of Apollo Daphnephoros
- Visit ‘House with Mosaics’, some of the world’s oldest
- Walk through ancient city-centre seeing Gymnasium, theatre and ancient streets with houses.
Minimum Participants / Availability
This tour runs with a minimum of 4 participants.
Tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
Available all year round (Tue-Sun) except National Holidays.
What does the tour include:
- Guidance by Evia Adventure Tours (English & Greek language)
- Entrance fees to the Museum of Eretria
Other extras – Not Included – Must Haves
- Meals, Snacks, Drinks, Refreshments.
No worries. We will stop at the local bakery if needed on our tour, where you can choose from a wide selection of delicious fresh pastry.
- It is advised to bring your own small backpack and water bottle
- Do care to bring clothes according to the weather
- Sunscreen is needed from April - October
- Sun hat or scarf
Custom made tours can be arranged upon request and availability.