This beautiful Mediterranean destination may be the most populous and well-trodden of the Greek islands, but Crete still has secrets, surprises and hidden sites waiting to be uncovered. As we journey through the Cretan landscape, we witness it unfold in a wonderfully artistic fashion: beaches, ancient treasures and vibrant cities await. Join us as we explore the famous Minoan Palaces and settlements, trace the fortunes of the island through the Classical Greek and Roman periods, and let local archaeologists bring to life the research that has been undertaken in Western Crete on this fascinating tour.
We have the chance to visit the incredible site of Zominthos. Recently discovered in 1982, this two-storey Minoan building is still under excavation. It is speculated to have been a seasonal dwelling in the summer months when flocks of sheep were taken to higher levels of grazing. The building was occupied until 1600 BC, when it was impacted by an earthquake and left abandoned, however, it remained unusually well-preserved.
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
- Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
- All taxes & gratuities
- Field notes