Visit the Grecìa Salentina
Grecia Salentina is a corner of Greece in Salento, an area of Puglia where, for historical reasons dating back to Magna Graecia first, and to the domination of the Byzantine Empire later, the dialect still spoken by the local population is of Greek derivation, and is called “griko” . 9 municipalities are part of the authentic Grecìa, which are Calimera, Castrignano de ‘Greci, Corigliano d’Otranto, Martano, Martignano, Melpignano, Soleto, Sternatia, Zollino. To these were subsequently added other non-Hellenophones for reasons of better organization of the territory.
The local guides know very well how to conduct the visit so as not to miss the points of greatest artistic, historical and cultural interest, without getting lost in this network of poleis. By visiting the Grecìa Salentina, you are in fact at a point of conjunction of world importance between the Western culture of Latin derivation, which arrived with the expansion of the Roman Empire, and the pre-existing Greek one, which returned in another guise after the fall of the roman western empire.
Organization of the tour
You can choose to visit a single town in Grecìa Salentina (1 location) or you can visit three (3 locations). If you choose 1, it will be a walking tour and you will meet the Organizer directly on site at the agreed time. If you choose 3, you will travel by car and the Organizer will be able to provide a free ride to reach the chosen locations. All PlacenPeople organizers who will accompany you on cultural tours are licensed professional tour guides.
Alternatively, it is also possible to combine a locality in Grecìa Salentina with another locality in Salento (such as Lecce or Otranto). To do this, look at the tours of 2 locations, where our organizers are available to offer a ride by car (in the case of a few people – free of charge) or to organize transport by bus or minibus (in the case of groups).
Costs (and inclusions)
– FLEXI TOUR: the participation fee for this type of tour is € 87 per person with a minimum of 3 people. The passage by car is free, so even if you prefer to use your own car, the cost does not change. The activity of the organizer is included in the cost, while anything else is excluded (snacks, lunch, souvenirs, etc.) and entrance tickets to monuments or churches are excluded (which are however optional). Based on 3 dates chosen by you, we will tell you the date on which one the tour will start within 2 days from the first available date.
– OPEN TOUR: as for the flexi tour, the open tour is also a group tour, so other people can join. The difference is that the open tour allows you to choose the date on which to do the tour; the amount of € 20 must be added to the total amount.
– PRIVATE TOUR: the flexi tour is a group tour, so other people can join. In case you want to make a private tour, the amount of € 50 must be added to the total amount, and no other external reservations will be accepted.
– CHILDREN: PlacenPeople organisers apply a total discount for children up to 3 years old, while the payment is half-price up to 10 years old. From 11 years old they are considered adults. If a free car liftis required in the presence of small children, an extra charge may be required for the rental of the seat, if necessary.
The cost of any extras will be agreed before you complete the booking. The entrance to the monuments and indoor places is optional. The organizers are certified tour guides or tour leaders with a licence.
Duration and Period
Tours last approximately 2 hours for one location, approximately 7 hours for multiple locations. They always include free time on request, and you can choose the departure time. Available all year round.
Italian and English are standard languages for this tour. Other languages are available on request.
How to book
📩- PlacenPeople will send your request to the Organizer and reply with his confirmation
💳- You will pay a deposit with PayPal or card. Activities in PlacenPeople are sold directly by the Organizers.
👍- You and the Organizer will talk by phone and meet on the day of the activity. You will complete the payment directly to him/her.
Acivity code: TOUR0030