and the Greek Islands
Athens, Nauplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi,
Meteora, Mycenae, and Epidaraus Greek Island Cruise to Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, Patmos, Kusadasi (Turkey) , Ephesus, and Santorini
Folk Dancing, Folk Music, History, Culture, Art, and Adventure!
When: October 19-November 1, 2024
Led by: Lee Otterholt
Guided by Maroula Konti
★ Athens, Nauplia, Sparta, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Mycenae, and Epidaurus
★ Greek Island Cruise to Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, Patmos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Santorini, and Ephesus
★ Daily folk dancing with Lee Otterholt and/or local Greek folkdance groups
★ Our price includes hotels, private bus, guide, sight seeing
for land tour, all breakfasts and dinners (except Athens)
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Day 1: Saturday, October 19:
Depart on airline of your choice.
Day 2-3: Sunday-Monday, October 20-21: Arrive in Athens.
“The gods could have lived anywhere: They chose Greece.” After your arrival, enjoy a Welcome dinner. Then next day, explore ancient and modern city of Athens; visit the Royal Palace, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Acropolis, and Omonia Square. Greek folk dancing. Overnight Athens Wyndham Hotel.
FIVE DAY CLASSICAL TOUR
Day 4-5: Tuesday-Wednesday, October 22-23:
See Corinthian canal, archaeological site of Mycenae, and the theater at Epidaurus. On to Nauplia, Sparta, and the Byzantine site of Mistra. Dinners, Folk dancing with local Naupflia dancers. Overnights in Nauplia: Amelia Hotel.
Day 6: Thursday, October 24:
Drive through central Peloponnese passing Megalopolis and Tripolis. Tour of historic Olympia. Dinner, folk dancing. Overnight in Olympia: Amalia hotel.
Day 7: Friday, October 25:
Morning drive through Nafpakto. Visit archeological sites at Delphi. Dinner, folk dancing. Overnight in Delphi: Fedriades hotel.
Day 8: Saturday, October 26:
Morning visit to Delphi museum. Drive through Arachova, Lamia, and Trikala. Arrive in Kalambaka. Dinner, folk dancing, Overnight in Kalambaka: Amalia hotel.
Day 9: Sunday, October 27:
Visit breathtaking cliff monasteries of Meteora. Rising from gigantic rocks, they appear as nature’s gift to the pious who chose solitude and a life of worship. Lunch and Greek folk dancing in a local Kastraki restaurant. Return to Athens, passing through historic Thermopyle. Overnight at the NJV Athens Plaza.
FOUR DAY GREEK ISLAND CRUISE!
Day 10: Monday, October 28:
Leave Athens and sail from the harbor of Piraeus to Mykonos. Lunch on board.
Day 11: Tuesday, October 29:
Visit Kusadasi in Turkey. Optional excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus, best preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Bazaar shopping tour of Kusadasi led by Jim. Sail to the island of Patmos where St. John wrote the Book of Revelation.
Day: 12: Wednesday, October 30:
Sail to Rhodes. Explore the medieval city. Optional excursion to Lindos with ancient Acropolis and breath-taking views.
Day 13: Thursday, October 31:
Visit Heraklion, capital of Crete. Optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos. Sail to Santorini, home of legendary kingdom of Atlantis. Arrive in Santorini at 4:30 p.m. and sail for Athens at 9:30 p.m.
Day 14: Friday, November 1:
Sail to Piraeus. Transfer to airport for flight back home.
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