However Colin held my attention and made the information relevant and interesting.Experiencing, in a group setting, what was close to non-tourists eat fair was really nice.It provided me an understanding of Greek culture and its current issues.
Parnassus we'll enjoy the fresh air and tour the mystical ruins of Delphi. This afternoon's drive will take us along sweeping views of the Ionian Sea to a relaxed seaside village on the Mani Peninsula, where we'll sleep (2 nights). You might hike along the ancient cobbled paths that wind their way through the nearby hills — or just relax on the beach — and end your day with a grilled seafood dinner and a view from the little taverna you've discovered. This afternoon we'll enjoy a cooking demonstration, followed by dinner together. After stopping in nearby Sparta for lunch, we'll continue north to our destination: the delightful, fortress-topped harbor town of Nafplio. After breakfast we'll take a short drive to mysterious Mycenae, the fortified city founded by Perseus a thousand years before the Parthenon was built. Your entire day is free to soak up the whitewashed architecture as you wander Hydra's narrow streets and harbor promenade. Breakfast is provided, but there are no group activities today.
Climbing up and down many stairs to reach some of these hotels was not a great experience.
The food was excellent, particularly at the lunches and dinners arranged by Colin.
I am so pleased that Rick Steve's tours combine history, culture, diverse towns and landscapes as well as good food and wine.
"At the amphitheater in Epidavros a 2500 year old site, one of our tour members stood in the centre of the stage and recited Shakespeare.
We'll regroup for dinner together this evening. Tonight we'll gaze at the floodlit Acropolis and enjoy a final dinner together, sharing travel memories and toasting new friends. This was our first Rick Steves tour which started in Athens and toured by bus in a counter clockwise direction across southern Greece visiting many historical sites, and beautiful mountain and seaside villages.