As far as cities are concerned, the likes of London, Paris and New York are the 21st century’s most important players. But in ancient Greece, the list of big hitters read very differently. On this trip we’ll take you to Miletus, which was one of the ancient world’s main centres of trade and commerce. You’ll get to wander around the ruins of a 2000-year-old Roman theatre, which once seated up to 15,000 toga-clad spectators. You’ll also get to see an age-old gymnasium, baths, and the Sanctuary of Miletus, which was built as a shrine to Apollo. Your second stop of the day will be Didyma, in the south of Ionia, which is one of the most sacred sites of the ancient world. The crumbling temple here was home to the Oracle of Apollo, who was thought to be able to predict the future. Pilgrims travelled from across the world to seek her advice.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.