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Summary

Explore sacred islands and sprawling ruins

Of the thousands of Greek islands which are scattered over the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades have the most evocative mythology. The archipelago is named for its encircling of the sacred isle of Delos, the legendary birthplace of Apollo and Artemis but its surrounding islands are no less fascinating. From the now unassuming Tinos, which once flourished as a centre for worship to Poseidon in the 5th century BCE, to Santorini, home to one of the most important archaeological sites in the Aegean – the buried Minoan city of Akrotiri. The islands display evidence of settlement from as early as 5000 BCE and had a distinctive culture in the early middle Bronze Age. Obsidian (volcanic glass) was produced here and exported throughout the Aegean, along with lead, copper and marble. Travelling by land and crossing by ferry from port to ancient port, we explore the best of the archaeology there is to see on the archipelago.

Tour highlights:

  • Sail by private charter to Delos and spend the day exploring one of the most important sites in Greece
  • Visit the spectacular prehistoric settlement of Skarkos and ‘Homer’s’ tomb on the delightful island of Ios
  • Admire the sleeping giants of Naxos, the Flerio Kourous, scattered throughout this beautiful Aegean landscape

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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: $685

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 Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley

Andante Guide Lecturer

Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley is a tutor in Greek archaeology at the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning (LEARN). She specialises in Minoan Crete and is the co-directed of the Praisos Survey and Excavation Project.

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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
26 May 2022 ACYC220526 26 May 2022 (Thursday) 4 June 2022 (Saturday) Dr Rita Roussos $4,985
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$500 $685 $4,705
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22 September 2022 ACYC220922 22 September 2022 (Thursday) 1 October 2022 (Saturday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley $4,985
(ex. flights)
$500 $685 $4,565
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