The Greek Isles

Idyllic landscapes – myths, legends and writers

2016: 16 – 30 May 2016 (15 days) – SOLD OUT!
2017: 14 – 28 May 2017 (15 days)


These tours have been inspired by Thomas Doxiadis (2015 Conference speaker) and Trisha Dixon (an experienced tour leader to Greece).  It is being repeated in 2017 owing to quite exceptional demand.

The tour provides two weeks exploring the outstanding landscapes and gardens of landscape architect Thomas Doxiadis and those of members of the Mediterranean Garden Society; a number of islands including Hydra, Antiparos and Aegina; stunning Mediterranean gardens planted for their climate and archaeological sites.   These mythic areas are imbued with luminous, searing and brilliant light – timeless landscapes and remarkable people.

To understand the region invites more than the mere visual, but involves an introduction to various strands of literature, mythology, poetry, cuisine and music. We follow in the footsteps of great writers drawn to the region for inspiration and reflection.

We access many private homes and gardens e.g. the late Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor (Peloponnese), writers Charmian Clift, Miles Franklin and the award winning George Johnston’s home on Hydra among others.

Tour Leaders
The tour is led by experienced tour leader Trisha Dixon with assistance from Thomas Doxiadis and Warwick Forge.

Click here to view Greek Isles Tour Flyer.

Click here to view Greek Isles Tour Itinerary.

$8,800 for twin and double share with single supplement available.

Post-tour Extension
On completion of the main tour, travellers may wish to take up the option of an extension tour, involving a relaxing R and R spell at one or two of Trisha Dixon’s favourite islands.

This extra stay will be at a modest extra cost for those wishing to enjoy the lifestyle and attractions of these very special islands.

Tour Transfer
Following the 2017 tour, travellers may transfer to Paris and conveniently join the tour to Provence, Normandy and Paris. A discount of $300 is available to those attending both tours.

For expressions of interest and enquiries, contact Warwick Forge Phone 03 9804 8915 or

ALC Garden Tours
Our tours provide access to many private homes, gardens and locations through long standing friendships. They are cultural tours with focus upon the unique features of each region.

Tour Documents – Please click below

  1. Greek Isles Tour Itinerary
  2. Greek Isles Tour Flyer
  3. Expression of Interest form for Tour Applicants
  4. Send an Email Enquiry to Warwick
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