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It is definitely the way to see lots and have the burden of organisation taken off of you. I don't think I could have fitted as much in if I had tried to organise it myself Reviewed on 01 Nov by Mindy Bell The Greek people we met were the most authentically friendly people I have ever met on my travels. The restaurant and site recommendations were excellent Excellent tour. Reviewed on 01 Oct by Nigel Howarth The most exiting part of our holiday was visiting the ancient archaeological sites and learning from the professional guides how they were organised and functioned.
Particularly memorable were visits to Delphi and Olympia and the museums. Reviewed on 24 Sep by Gerard Ronay Is there anything we did not enjoy? It was an unforgettable holiday, for all the right reasons! Reviewed on 26 Jun by Mike Dance A very memorable holiday that will remain in the memory for many years, would definitely do something like this again. This was an excellent holiday - helpful staff, great hotels and good logistics. Reviewed on 21 May by Carol Sargent Cycling along the quiet roads to Tegea was a high point was the most memorable.
Reviewed on 28 Sep by Sally Frohlich Most memorable was the hike up into the mountains to visit the monasteries in the Lousios Gorge It was excellent. It was varied. The guides were good. The cycling and the hiking optional were both really enjoyable. Reviewed on 27 Oct by Katherine Hall The whole thing really was memorable. From start to finish I was so well looked after by Dimitri our driver and guide.
It literally was a dream holiday, and even four months later, I still think about it everyday. But everything was fascinating so it's hard to name one thing! Reviewed on 21 Sep by Heather Clinton The whole holiday was exciting! We saw a number of major archaeological sites and took part in other activities. Difficult to choose the best day really - they were all excellent. Reviewed on 23 Jul by Gail Phillips Difficult to isolate one part as it was all so memorable.
The ruins at Epidaurus were particularly spectacular. Reviewed on 15 Jun by Wendy Brodribb We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend it to others Read full review. Reviewed on 13 Jun by Darlene Juschka We had a wonderful tour of ancient Greek archaeological sites throughout the Peloponnese and Attica. Everyday was filled with activities of visiting archaeological sites, a cave, mountain monasteries, biking, climbing, and walking around Greece. The entire trip was memorable and I loved it. Reviewed on 23 May by Maria Martin Excellent.
I'd consider doing it again - the sights, the walks, the archaeological exposure were fantastic. Also loved the activities, e. Reviewed on 03 Oct by Beth Cook Visiting archaeological sites that I had only read about previously. Hotel Ganimede was very memorable! Reviewed on 17 Apr by Maryam Al-Khudhairi The friendly people, the rich and fascinating history and the lovely weather.
Reviewed on 01 Jan by Nicholas Millersmith The most memorable moment was standing in 'Agamemnon's tomb' in Mycenae and seeing the perfectly preserved theatre at Epidauros. An enjoyable and efficient way of visiting many major archaeological sites, and also of participating in other activities such as local wine-tasting.
Reviewed on 17 Oct by Jackie Hutchison This holiday exceeded my expectations, it was well paced. Thanks to everyone involved, including my fellow holiday makers who were great company.
Simply one of the best holidays I have ever been on. The locations visited are beyond beautiful! Reviewed on 19 May by Jan Fisher I would give this tour the highest rating. My husband and I felt totally taken care of, with never a worry. Reviewed on 20 Apr by Brynnen Ford Loved traveling with the guides--they treated us like family. Reviewed on 12 Jul by Jane Anthony We had a fantastic holiday, the tour guides were wonderful, the itinerary is really good. Reviewed on 19 May by Nick Heath Delphi is extraordinary, as expected.
Olympia is a real surprise - much richer than just athletics.
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Mycenae is beautiful and moving. Lousios Gorge fascinating. Reviewed on 04 Nov by Neil Holt Most memorable for me, I would probably just go for the trip to Mycenae, as it had been a long-held wish to go there, and it didn't disappoint! Reviewed on 10 Oct by Alan Wallis This was about the best holiday I have ever been on; with excellent licensed guides informing us of the archaeology in the historical Peloponnese and in Athens. Reviewed on 27 Oct by Malcolm Torry Really good.
Easily lived up to expectations. I highly recommend this trip.
Reviewed on 08 Jul by Gary Gleeson Fantastic, well organised, informative and great fun. Wonderful memories of our visit to the Peloponesse. Reviewed on 26 Apr by Ellen Taylor The most memorable part of the holiday was our hike along the Lousios gorge that ended with a wonderful picnic among the ruins of Gortys, an ancient healing centre We would rate the archaeology activity holiday overall as among the best holidays we've had in Europe.
Reviewed on 26 Apr by Randi Morrison The people we interacted with throughout our holiday, including Christos and his father, the drivers, the specialized tour guides, the hotel staff, and restaurant and shopkeepers were extremely warm and friendly. Reviewed on 20 Apr by Chris Thompson The most memorable moments were unexpected.
Reviewed on 08 Nov by Genevieve Morris This was a wonderful holiday: friendly staff; excellent accommodation; knowledgeable and friendly tour guides; and an excellent, extremely interesting itinerary. Reviewed on 12 Jun by Andrew Douglas We will have lasting memories of the wonderful ancient sites, beautiful villages and towns, fantastic food and the friendly people of this diverse and attractive region Read full review.
Reviewed on 17 Nov by Paul Beckett We enjoyed all of it! Exciting to see the original running track at Olympia, Mystras was spectacular, and the Acropolis Museum is amazing - both the building and the contents. Reviewed on 05 Aug by Louis Mcmanus Walking on tracks that were not tourist tracks was the most memorable part of the holiday. Reviewed on 05 Aug by Joanne Deller Great! It enabled us to feel we were really gaining some insights into the country and the people.
Reviewed on 04 Jun by Tim Kearley It was excellent in every way. I wouldn't hesitate to do another tour with Chrisos and his crew Chrstos and everyone he works with were incredibly accommodating. I think there may be more than one Christos, given everything he does. Reviewed on 10 May by Julian Grubb Excellent! Our group consisted just of my wife and I so we got personal service from Christos, the Company Operations Director, for the the whole week. The hotel we stayed in was very comfortable, the staff most attentive and the general atmosphere most congenial.
One of my favourite holidays - I'd loved the Peloponnese when I went once as a child and it all lived up to my rose-tinted memories of the place. However, a much more comprehensive range of analytical techniques are available through archaeological science , meaning that artifacts can be dated and their compositions examined. Bones, plants, and pollen collected from a site can all be analyzed using the methods of zooarchaeology , paleoethnobotany , palynology and stable isotopes  while any texts can usually be deciphered.
These techniques frequently provide information that would not otherwise be known, and therefore they contribute greatly to the understanding of a site. Computer graphics are now used to build virtual 3D models of sites, such as the throne room of an Assyrian palace or ancient Rome. Data mining can be applied to large bodies of archaeological 'grey literature'. Archaeologists around the world use drones to speed up survey work and protect sites from squatters, builders and miners.
In Peru, small drones helped researchers produce three-dimensional models of Peruvian sites instead of the usual flat maps — and in days and weeks instead of months and years. The drones continue to have altitude problems in the Andes, leading to plans to make a drone blimp , employing open source software. Jeffrey Quilter, an archaeologist with Harvard University said, "You can go up three metres and photograph a room, metres and photograph a site, or you can go up 3, metres and photograph the entire valley.
The data is being analysed by the Austrian Archaeological Institute in Vienna. As with most academic disciplines, there are a very large number of archaeological sub-disciplines characterized by a specific method or type of material e.
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Near Eastern archaeology , Islamic archaeology, Medieval archaeology , other thematic concern e. Egyptology , Indology , Sinology. In England , archaeologists have uncovered layouts of 14th century medieval villages, abandoned after crises such as the Black Death. When remnants of the WWII Siegfried Line were being destroyed, emergency archaeological digs took place whenever any part of the line was removed, to further scientific knowledge and reveal details of the line's construction.
Ethnoarchaeology is the ethnographic study of living people, designed to aid in our interpretation of the archaeological record.
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Experimental archaeology represents the application of the experimental method to develop more highly controlled observations of processes that create and impact the archaeological record. Experimental techniques remain a crucial component to improving the inferential frameworks for interpreting the archaeological record. Archaeometry aims to systematize archaeological measurement.
It emphasizes the application of analytical techniques from physics, chemistry, and engineering. It is a field of research that frequently focuses on the definition of the chemical composition of archaeological remains for source analysis. Today, CRM accounts for most of the archaeological research done in the United States and much of that in western Europe as well. In the US, CRM archaeology has been a growing concern since the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act NHPA of , and most taxpayers, scholars, and politicians believe that CRM has helped preserve much of that nation's history and prehistory that would have otherwise been lost in the expansion of cities, dams, and highways.
Along with other statutes, the NHPA mandates that projects on federal land or involving federal funds or permits consider the effects of the project on each archaeological site. Since , PPG 16  has required planners to consider archaeology as a material consideration in determining applications for new development.
As a result, numerous archaeological organizations undertake mitigation work in advance of or during construction work in archaeologically sensitive areas, at the developer's expense. In England, ultimate responsibility of care for the historic environment rests with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport  in association with English Heritage.