Crete & Santorini

8 days

From $3,165

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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 civilization.

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

Tour highlights:

  • 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
Meet your Experts

Expert guides, whenever you travel

We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truely remarkable.

Dr Sandy MacGillivray

Guide Lecturer

Dr Sandy MacGillivray is an archaeologist who specialises in the Aegean Bronze Age as well as the civilisations of Crete, the Cyclades and mainland Greece during this period. He has previously excavated at Sparta, Paros and Kythnos in Greece, at Knossos in Crete.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Offer Availability
April 21 2020 ACRE200421 April 21 2020 (Tuesday) April 28 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Sandy MacGillivray $3,165
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$750 $315 Book Now
May 12 2020 ACRE200512 May 12 2020 (Tuesday) May 19 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley $3,235
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$299
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$315 $3,010
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September 1 2020 ACRE200901 September 1 2020 (Tuesday) September 8 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Rita Roussos $3,235
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September 8 2020 ACRE200908 September 8 2020 (Tuesday) September 15 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Rita Roussos $3,235
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September 29 2020 ACRE200929 September 29 2020 (Tuesday) October 6 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley $3,235
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$299
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October 13 2020 ACRE201013 October 13 2020 (Tuesday) October 20 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Sandy MacGillivray $3,165
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$299
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$315 $2,940
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