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Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor Overview

Following in the Footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece is a highly original 11-day tour dedicated to the celebrated writer. We begin in central Athens, then travel to the monasteries of Meteora, Missolonghi with its Lord Byron associations and the southern Peloponnese.

Patrick Leigh Fermor, known to his friends, readers and followers as Paddy, is regarded as one of the finest travel writers of his generation. At the age of 18, after a disastrous schooling and undecided what to do next, he walked across the Europe of the 1930s. The journey led him ultimately to Greece, a country he came to love deeply and where he eventually made his home and wrote his honed and scholarly, yet deeply sympathetic, travelogues.

Greece is, of course, very different from the country Paddy experienced more than 60 years ago, but the magnificent mountainous landscapes remain unchanged, and, as we wander through unspoilt villages, we are welcomed with the same exuberant Greek hospitality which Paddy recounts so passionately in his traveller’s tales.

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Reviews of this holiday

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor by SB, 24 Oct 2019
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Wonderful. Really enjoyed the combination of tough walking and excellent guiding by Ruth, on all matters concerning the ... read more

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor by California Phil, 1 Nov 2018
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Wonderful walking (and eating) in off the beaten path areas of Greece. read more

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor by Liz, 6 Nov 2017
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Following in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor, famous travel writer, we visited the places he had visited and written ... read more

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor by World Roamer, 2 Nov 2017
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I traveled with Kudu Travel to Greece, in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor. It was one of my best travel experiences ever... read more

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor by Rojoma, 19 Oct 2017
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Excellent introduction to Greece read more

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor by Josie, 6 Nov 2016
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A fascinating trip following in the footsteps of Paddy Leigh Fermor from Northern Greece to his house in the Mani in the ... read more

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor by Rob B, 4 Nov 2016
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This new and original tour is based on the writings of Patrick (Paddy) Leigh Fermor who wrote about his walking experience ... read more

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor by Jilly, 3 Nov 2016
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This was an imaginatively designed walking trip taking in mountainous and the Peleponese regions of mainland Greece in a ... read more

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Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor by SB, 24 Oct 2019
Traveller rating:

Wonderful. Really enjoyed the combination of tough walking and excellent guiding by Ruth, on all matters concerning the ... read more

Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor by California Phil, 1 Nov 2018
Traveller rating:

Wonderful walking (and eating) in off the beaten path areas of Greece. read more