Crete & Santorini - Rise & Fall of Minoan Civilisation7th Oct 2024

Crete & Santorini - Rise & Fall of Minoan Civilisation

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Summary

The Minoans are best known for their incredible labyrinthine palaces - the greatest of which, located at Knossos, was supposedly where Theseus slew the Minotaur. Our journey across these two beautiful islands will demonstrate the impressive architectural and artistic skills of this Bronze Age civilisation.

We begin on the stunning island of Santorini, buried suddenly during the cataclysmic eruption of Thera, which signalled the beginning of the end of Minoan civilisation. In Crete, we continue to trace the story of the Minoans, whose writing, organisation and ambition had a profound influence on the development of ancient Greece - and, thus, the western world.

Santorini

8 Days

Light

Deposit$750

Full Price$4730

(excludes flights)

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$4,730

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What to Expect

  • Experience the rich history and archaeological sites of Crete and Santorini in the company of our experts
  • Explore the city of Akrotiri – the “Pompeii of the Aegean” – and the fascinating frescoes on display in the museum
  • Take a boat trip to the island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony, to explore the abandoned buildings
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion and view its fascinating collections
  • Tick the mighty Palace of Knossos off your bucket list

Day by Day Itinerary

Santorini

Meet the group for the first time at our hotel in Santorini, where we stay for the next two nights.

Meals includedBreakfast

Santorini

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