8 days

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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

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$3,645

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The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Deposit: $500 Single supplement: $405

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

Meet your Experts

Dr Sandy MacGillivray

Andante 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 supplement Offer Availability
12 April 2022 ACRE220412 12 April 2022 (Tuesday) 19 April 2022 (Tuesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley $3,660
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10 May 2022 ACRE220510 10 May 2022 (Tuesday) 17 May 2022 (Tuesday) Dr Sandy MacGillivray $3,615
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20 September 2022 ACRE220920 20 September 2022 (Tuesday) 27 September 2022 (Tuesday) Dr Sandy MacGillivray $3,645
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11 October 2022 ACRE221011 11 October 2022 (Tuesday) 18 October 2022 (Tuesday) Dr Rita Roussos $3,615
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