Welcome to Homer


Hearing travelers’ tales, you half expect to find lotus-eaters and mermaids lounging about. At first, though, Homer’s appeal isn't evident. It sprawls and is choked with tourists, it lacks legendary hikes and it has a windswept waterfront that makes kayaking a slog. And then there’s the Homer Spit – a tourist trap you may love to hate.

Stick around, however, and Homer will make you a believer. For one thing, there’s that panorama, and the promise that it holds. And the vibe: the town is a magnet for radicals, artists and folks disillusioned with mainstream society, who’ve formed a critical mass here, dreaming up a sort of utopian vision for their city, and striving – with grins on their faces – to enact it.


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$725 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Classic Bear Viewing Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Scenic Bear Viewing, Homer, AlaskaAt the meeting time, given the day before, we meet at 3636 Faa rd Hangar #7. At the hangar we will fit you for waders, show where we are going on a map and complete the aircraft safety briefings. We will go to Lake Clark NP or Katmai NP not both. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, AlaskaAt Lake Clark or Katmai. In Lake Clark NP, we land on the beach at Silver Salmon Creek or Chinitna Bay. Walk to where the bears are, observe and take photos, eat our lunch. On the way back we normally do a flight-see over glaciers and volcanos, weather permitting. Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Katmai LodgeWe go to Lake Clark or Katmai National Park. Land on the beach at Hallo Bay. Fully guided walking tour to where the bears are. Observe and take photos. Eat our lunch and we normally do a longer flight-see on the the way back to Homer.Duration: 7 hours

$670.87 Tours & Sightseeing

MINIVAN ONE DAY PELOPONNESE

This tour will take us to the major sites of the Peloponnese, both ancient and modern, from the Homeric city of Mycenae to the Corinth Canal. The kingdom of Mycenae was one of the first great centres of the Greek culture and settlement on this site dates back to the second millennium BC. According to Homer, Mycenae was the seat of Agamemnon, who led the Greeks against the Trojans to take back Helen, the wife of his brother Menelaus. The ruins of the ancient city are famous for the amazing “Cyclopean walls” - so named because the later Greeks thought that only a Cyclops could move such huge rocks into place. You will see the Lion Gate, which formed the entrance to the royal court and palace. Nearby there are the tombs of legendary figures such as Aegisthus and Clytemnestra.We will also travel to Epidaurus in order to see the famous theatre there. Built in the 4th century BC, it is famous for its acoustics - they are so perfect that words spoken on stage can be heard perfectly wherever you are in the audience.Stepping forward in history, we will see the Palamidi Castle in Nafplio, built by the Venetians and famous for supposedly having 999 steps. According to legend, there were once 1000 steps leading to the castle, but one of them was crushed by Theodoros Kolokotronis, a leader of the Greek war of independence, when celebrating a victory against the Ottomans.Finally, our journey to the Peloponnese will take us across the Corinth Canal. Completed in 1893, a huge feat of technology at the time, it finally opened up the shipping route between the Saronic Gulf and the Gulf of Corinth and separated the Peloponnese from the mainland, effectively turning it into an island.

$6400 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Full-Day Sightseeing and Bear Watching Trip

Meet your guide at the Homer airport for your departure. Sign a waiver and listen to the safety briefing before taking to the skies on a 45-90 minute flight depending on which national park you visit. Visit Katmai or Lake Clark National park, depending on the conditions and where bears have been spotted.Land on the beach at the park and walk one to two miles from the beach to a vantage point to observe the bears in their natural habitat. Watch them play, mate, eat, and fish in their natural habitat.After about three hours observing the bears, board the plane and take off to another location for more observations. The tour concludes back at the Homer airport.

$695 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Alaska Bear-Viewing Day Trip from Homer

Board a Bush Plane at Homer Alaska Airport for a small-group trip to Katmai National Park & Preserve or Lake Clark National Park (depending on weather and Bear activity), both of which offer unparalleled bear-viewing opportunities. The exact location will change throughout the season as Alaska's coastal brown bears follow their food source, which moves from sedge meadows and clamming in the spring to chasing wild salmon later in the summer. Fly past glaciers and volcanoes en route to your destination  Upon landing, prepare to hike up to 3 miles (4.8 km) over uneven, soft, or muddy terrain to  views of grizzlies roaming and hunting for food in their natural environment — sightings guaranteed.  You'll spend approximately 3 hours on the ground in this wild bear habitat and learn from your guide about safe viewing practices along the way. Then hop back aboard your aircraft for the return flight to your starting point. Please note: fish products and bear spray of any kind are prohibited on this tour.

$566.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Luxury Private Canal, Mycenae, Nafplio & Epidaurus Tour From Athens

ISTHMUS CANAL TOUR HIGHLIGHTS The Isthmus Canal / Corinth Canal Mycenae, the kingdom of Agamemnon is a World Heritage UNESCO Site discovered by H. Schliemann. According to the epics of Homer, the expedition to Troy started from here. MYCENAE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS The Lions GateGrave Circles A and BThe Cyclopean WallsThe Royal PalaceThe Treasury of AtreusTomb of ClytemnestraThe Mycenean Archaeological Museum Nafplio was the first capital city of modern Greece. It is a picturesque town with Venetian architecture that the Venetians used to call the Naples of Greece. You can easily see the Venetian fortress of Palamidi on the top of a hill above and the fortified islet of Bourtzi in the old port. The old town was built at the beginning of the 19th century, but buildings still exist from the Venetian time. During our tour, we will visit the Cathedral and the church of Saint Spiridon where Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first Governor of Greece, was murdered. We will continue to the Syntagma Square and explore its historic buildings from different periods such as the Archaeological Museum, the Vouleftikon that housed the first parliament of the free Greek state and the Old Mosque and Freedom Square honoring our liberty with the help of the French. NAFPLIO TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Palamidi CastleFreedom SquareBourtziConstitution SquareFirst Hellenic ParliamentAnastasios of Nafplia churchSt.Spyridon churchLunch at one of the many unique traditional tavernas like Vasilis TavernaAntica Gelateria di Roma for the best gellato and Italian delightsPergamonto for the best 'loukoumades'in Greece (puff balls with honey or chocolate and almond nuts) Epidaurus is one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece and an UNESCO’S world heritage listed monument. It is the birthplace of Apollo's son Asklepios, who was a healer. Epidaurus was the most celebrated healing center of the ancient Greek world. Epidaurus is famous for its magnificent amphiheatre. This theatre was constructed in the late 4th century BC to host religious events to honor the god Asclepius. The theater is famous for its symmetry and it is also unique because of its excellent state of conservation, which allows it to be still in use. Another fact about this theater is the perfect acoustics. During summer, it hosts performances of ancient Greek drama.  Few steps from the Ancient Theatre is the Sanctuary of Asklepios, a very popular healing center in the ancient times. The Archaeological Museum hosts many interesting exhibits from excavations on this site. EPIDAURUS TOUR HIGHLIGHTS The Epidaurus amphitheatre The Epidaurus Archaeological MuseumThe Asclepius

$485.80 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Luxury Mycenae, Ancient Nemea & Nemean Wine Tour from Athens

Mycenae, the kingdom of Agamemnon is a World Heritage UNESCO Site discovered by H. Schliemann. According to the epics of Homer, the expedition to Troy started from here. Mycenae was the capital of the ancient Mycenaean Civilization one of the oldest civilizations in the world and the kingdom of the well-known Agamemnon and it was at its peak from 1600 to 1100 BC. It was a military stronghold which dominated the biggest part of southern Greece and it was the most important and wealthiest center of the era. During this tour we will visit the archaeological site, you will see the Cyclopean Walls, the Lion’s Gate, the Royal Tombs and the Treasury of Atreus (Tomb of Agamemnon). MYCENAE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS  The Lions Gate Grave Circles A and B The Cyclopean Walls The Royal Palace The Treasury of Atreus Tomb of Clytemnestra The Mycenean Archaeological Museum Combining mythology, ancient temples, an ancient stadium and an incredible museum, Nemea is not to be missed. Taste victory with the goddess Nike by your side as you emerge through the crypt to the ancient stadium. NEMEA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS The Temple of Zeus / Jupiter The Ancient baths The Apodyterium The Ancient Stadium Crypt The starting grid The Archeological Museum The Wine Roads Arguably Greece's most important red wine appellation located in the Peloponnese is Nemea. A mythical land where the legendary Agiorgitiko wine is born. Live a unique experience tasting wines in some of the most well known Greek wineries reminding you of the Napa valley of California. Nemean Wine Tour Highlights Vineyards and Winery tour Wine tasting Seminar Enjoy awarded wines and a home cooked meal The Best Wineries to visit: Palivou Estate Lafazanis Winery Gaia Winery Lafkioti Winery Papaioannou Estate Themeli Winery