Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean (cruise)
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to Monday, October 7, 2019
Tour Leader: Nancy Wilkie
Discover ancient sites, medieval towns, and quaint villages on this four-night land tour and eight-night cruise aboard the 216-cabin Aegean Odyssey with popular AIA lecturer Nancy Wilkie (from September 29-October 7, 2019). Begin with a two-night hotel stay in Athens and explore the world-famous Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Visit the Byzantine monastery of Hosios Loukas, followed by Delphi, on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, home of the ancient Oracle of Apollo. Then discover Agamemnon’s fortress/palace of Mycenae and the acoustically-perfect theater of Epidaurus. Cruise to breathtaking Santorini and explore the Minoan site of Akrotiri, well-preserved beneath volcanic ash. On Crete visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos, home of the legendary Minotaur’s Labyrinth. On Rhodes, choose to see the medieval Old Town or the ancient Acropolis of Lindos. Explore the white-washed Greek islands of Mykonos, Karpathos, and Nisyros, as well as the extensive ruins on the sacred island of Delos.
The Aegean Odyssey is small enough to call at ports that are inaccessible to the ‘mega-ships,’ but large enough to offer a selection of amenities, including two dining venues, a spacious theater for lectures and musical performances, several comfortable lounges and bars, a relaxing spa center, and a well-stocked library. Her cabins are spacious, modern, and intelligently designed, and you can choose from a wide range of cabin types, from inside cabins, to cabins with portholes or picture windows, to luxurious suites with balconies.
This is a value-priced premium learning adventure, co-sponsored by other organizations. A convenient Air/Land/Cruise package is available from a number of U.S. cities. Take advantage of early booking discounts, called "Saver Fares"! These Saver Fares are subject to change and capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time (in which case "Full Fares" will apply), so we encourage you to reserve your preferred cabin now!
Double Occupancy Cabins start at $3,995 Saver Fare*, $4,195 Full Fare
Single Occupancy Cabins start at $5,350 Saver Fare*, $5,550 Full Fare
*Saver Fares, which are early booking discounts, are subject to change, capacity controlled, and may be withdrawn at any time subject to market demand. Once withdrawn, Full Fares will apply. We encourage you to reserve your preferred cabin now!
For complete pricing and cabin information, download the brochure
Tues., September 24, 2019: Depart home: Fly to Athens International Airport (ATH).
Wed., September 25: Arrive Athens, GREECE | Overnight at the King George Hotel for two nights | The balance of the day is at leisure
Thurs., September 26: Athens: AM Acropolis & Acropolis Museum | PM at leisure (B)
Fri., September 27: Monastery of Hosios Loukas | Delphi | Overnight at the Amalia Hotel Delphi (B,L,D)
Sat., September 28: Mycenae | Nauplio | Overnight at the Amalia Hotel Nauplio (B,L,D)
Sun., September 29: Epidaurus | Piraeus | Embark the Aegean Odyssey for eight nights (B,L,D)
Mon., September 30: Santorini: Oia, Minoan ruins at Akrotiri & Pyrgos OR Oia & Argyros Winery (B,L,D)
Tues., October 1: Heraklion, Crete: AM Palace of Knossos & Heraklion Archaeological Museum | PM at leisure OR optional excursion to Archanes (B,L,D)
Wed., October 2: Crete: Explore sites around Agios Nikolaos (B,L,D)
Thurs., October 3: Karpathos: AM island villages tour & PM at leisure OR optional full-day island excursion (B,L,D)
Fri., October 4: Rhodes: AM Rhodes Old Town OR ancient Acropolis at Lindos |
PM at leisure (B,L,D)
Sat., October 5: Nisyros: AM island tour volcanic craters, village of Nikia, and natural spa | PM at leisure (B,L,D)
Sun., October 6 Ancient Delos walking tour | PM at leisure on Mykonos (B,L,D)
Mon., October 7 Disembarkation | Fly home from Athens International Airport (ATH) (B)
If you have any additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).