8 days

From $3,235

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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
  • Tick the mighty Palace of Knossos off your bucket list

Today's Price
$3,235

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of $0, was $750.

Single supplement: $315

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 truly remarkable.

Dr Rita Roussos

Guide Lecturer

A native Athenian, Rita taught archaeology and art history at the American University of Athens. She has worked on archaeological projects in Isthmia, Kato, Lossous and Mantinea.

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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
September 1 2020 ACRE200901 September 1 2020 (Tuesday) September 8 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Rita Roussos $3,235
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$750
$315 Call for availability
September 8 2020 ACRE200908 September 8 2020 (Tuesday) September 15 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Rita Roussos $3,235
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$0
$750
$315 Call for availability
September 29 2020 ACRE200929 September 29 2020 (Tuesday) October 6 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley $3,235
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$0
$750
$315 Call for availability
October 13 2020 ACRE201013 October 13 2020 (Tuesday) October 20 2020 (Tuesday) Dr Sandy MacGillivray $3,165
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$0
$750
$315 Call for availability
April 20 2021 ACRE210420 April 20 2021 (Tuesday) April 27 2021 (Tuesday) Dr Sandy MacGillivray $3,070
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$149
$750
$380 $2,935
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May 11 2021 ACRE210511 May 11 2021 (Tuesday) May 18 2021 (Tuesday) Dr Rita Roussos $3,140
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$380 $3,005
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September 21 2021 ACRE210921 September 21 2021 (Tuesday) September 28 2021 (Tuesday) Dr Sandy MacGillivray $3,215
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$385 $3,080
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October 12 2021 ACRE211012 October 12 2021 (Tuesday) October 19 2021 (Tuesday) Dr Rita Roussos $3,165
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$149
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$385 $3,030
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