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Program #20916RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Sep 10 — Sep 24, 2014

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Day One: Wednesday, September 10 - In Transit
In Transit: Depart US/Canada on international overnight flight.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Parthenon Hotel offers the best of classic and modern Greece. Located in the historic center of Athens, the celebrated archaeological walk of Acropolis is only steps away, and shops, theaters, museums and a vibrant night life are within easy reach. The "Acropolis" metro station stands less than 150 meters away.

Contact info:
6 Makri Street
Athens, 11742 Greece
phone: +30 210 9234594
web: www.airotel.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, safe deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities, shoe polish machine, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, 24-hour reception, safe deposit box at reception, laundry services, business center, currency exchange, hair dresser (upon request) and free WIFI Internet access.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, September 11 - Arrive in Athens / Orientation
Afternoon: Arrive in historic Athens, Greece's capital and social and economic center, which is named after the goddess Athena. Transfer to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to rest. Gather at 6:00 PM for a welcome drink and orientation.

Dinner: Enjoy a festive Welcome Dinner at a "taverna," a traditional, casual restaurant.

Lodging: Parthenon Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Parthenon Hotel offers the best of classic and modern Greece. Located in the historic center of Athens, the celebrated archaeological walk of Acropolis is only steps away, and shops, theaters, museums and a vibrant night life are within easy reach. The "Acropolis" metro station stands less than 150 meters away.

Contact info:
6 Makri Street
Athens, 11742 Greece
phone: +30 210 9234594
web: www.airotel.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, safe deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities, shoe polish machine, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, 24-hour reception, safe deposit box at reception, laundry services, business center, currency exchange, hair dresser (upon request) and free WIFI Internet access.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Friday, September 12 - Acropolis / Ancient Agora / Plaka
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Climb to the top of Athens' Acropolis, home to a number of temples, the most famous of which is the Parthenon. The Parthenon was built to honor the city's patroness, Athena. See the grand sun-bleached structure built by Pericles in the 5th century BC to celebrate the city's victory at Marathon, and visit the nearby Acropolis Museum holding exquisite finds from the site. Then enjoy a walk through the lively old quarter of Plaka, a neighborhood with many Byzantine churches and endless shops.

Lunch: Lunch at a local taverna.

Afternoon: This afternoon take part in a lecture: "Greece: One of the Oldest Civilizations in the World." We will focus on the impact of geography and the role of the sea in the development of local culture, and we will delve into the influence of the arts.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy a screening of a performance of ancient Greek theater.

Lodging: Parthenon Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Mykonos Town Hotels are a complex of hotels that offer affordable luxury accommodation in the heart of Mykonos Town. Alongside the white-washed houses, churches and famous windmills of this Greek town, these hotels blend in beautifully with their picturesque surroundings. Guests can dine in the hotel's chic restaurant, enjoy the sea breeze from their private balcony, and experience the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Museums, beaches and the harbor are all within easy reach.

Contact info:
Mykonos Town
PO Box 64, 84600 Greece
phone: +30 22890 23415
web: www.khotels.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, safe, mini fridge, air conditioning, wireless Internet access (for a fee) and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, a bar, gym, spa, tennis courts and wireless Internet access throughout the hotel (for a fee).

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Saturday, September 13 - Cruise to Mykonos / The Cyclades in the Aegean Wo...
Note: Ferry ride from Piraeus to Mykonos: 5 hours, 45 minutes.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Check out of the hotel and transfer to Piraeus, the port of Athens, to board a ferry to Mykonos. On the way to Mykonos, sail as ancient sailors did by Cape Sounion and view from a distance the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon, which guards even today the maritime routes from Athens to the Aegean Islands. Shortly after, enter the world of the Cyclades where islands such as Kea, Kythnos and Tinos emerge from the blue waters of the Aegean. Approach the stunning port of Syros, and then continue on to cosmopolitan Mykonos.

Lunch: Lunch at a local taverna in Mykonos.

Afternoon: Attend an enriching lecture: "The Cyclades in the Aegean World." There is no better place than Mykonos to hear our first lecture about the Cyclades - these unique little floating worlds where Apollo the sun-god was born and with him a new era of human civilization! The presentation of history, architecture and also modern life will be followed by a wonderful walk through the picturesque white-washed alleys of the town. Walk past many private chapels, monuments of the people's strong Orthodox faith. Continue to the famous windmills, and finally reach one of the most magnificent religious architectural ensembles of the island, the Paraportiani church. A few steps farther and we experience the vibrant port of Mykonos!

Dinner: Dinner at a popular local restaurant with views of the windmills and the sea.

Lodging: Mykonos Town Hotels

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Mykonos Town Hotels are a complex of hotels that offer affordable luxury accommodation in the heart of Mykonos Town. Alongside the white-washed houses, churches and famous windmills of this Greek town, these hotels blend in beautifully with their picturesque surroundings. Guests can dine in the hotel's chic restaurant, enjoy the sea breeze from their private balcony, and experience the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Museums, beaches and the harbor are all within easy reach.

Contact info:
Mykonos Town
PO Box 64, 84600 Greece
phone: +30 22890 23415
web: www.khotels.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, safe, mini fridge, air conditioning, wireless Internet access (for a fee) and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, a bar, gym, spa, tennis courts and wireless Internet access throughout the hotel (for a fee).

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Sunday, September 14 - Mykonos / Delos - Birth Place of Apollo / Thalass...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart by boat from the port town of Mykonos and approach sacred Delos! This unique island was the birth place of Apollo, the god of the sun, music and arts. Located in the center of the Aegean Sea, Delos offered shelter to the ships of the early sailors, attracted rich merchants to build their villas close to the sanctuary of their god, and soon became an important commercial crossroad in the eastern Mediterranean. During a guided excursion, see the ruins of ancient Delos.

Lunch: Lunch is served at a local taverna and includes a Greek cooking class.

Afternoon: Relax on the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. Wander its busy, narrow streets, discover its elegant shops, or enjoy a cocktail in one of the trendy bars. You will also have the opportunity to rejuvenate at the thalassotherapy spa at the hotel. The thalassotherapy program offers the curative effects of mineral enriched seawater and takes you through three pools, each with a different temperature and salinity content.

Dinner: Explore local fare on your own. You may wish to complete your day with a gourmet dinner in one of Mykonos' many fine restaurants, or opt for a simple evening at a quiet hidden tavern in town.

Evening: Catch one of Mykonos' magical sunsets, either from the Venetia neighborhood or from the terrace of your hotel.

Lodging: Mykonos Town Hotels

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Aegeon is located in the town of Parikia on Paros island. Designed in the traditional Cycladic style, this hotel offers warm Paros island hospitality in a pleasant environment. It is a 10-minute walk from the heart of the Old Town, where markets, cafes, boutiques, seaside taverns and the beautiful seafront are humming with activity.

Contact info:
Periphery Road
Parikia, Paros, 84400 Greece
phone: +30 22840 22153
web: www.aegeonhotel.com

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, air conditioning, mini fridge, private balcony or terrace, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer on request at reception.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a dining area, large reception with television and a bar, swimming pool, outdoor patios and free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Monday, September 15 - Cruise to Paros / Paroikia / Ekatontapyliani Chur...
Note: Ferry ride from Mykonos to Paros: 45 minutes.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Check out of the hotel and transfer to the port of Mykonos to board a ferry to Paros.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant on the island of Paros.

Afternoon: Our Cycladic experience continues with a pleasant walk through Paroikia, the main port of town of the island and one of the most attractive towns in the Cyclades. Visit the Ekatontapyliani Church, an important pilgrimage site of the Orthodox world. According to tradition, the church was founded by St. Helen, the mother of the Byzantine emperor Constantine the Great, in the 4th century A.D. We continue our stroll through the narrow streets where beautiful blooming bougainvilleas decorate every single corner until we reach a typical island tavern where a sip of Ouzo introduces a traditional dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy a tasting of Ouzo, the anise-flavored aperitif that is a symbol of Greek culture.

Lodging: Hotel Aegeon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Aegeon is located in the town of Parikia on Paros island. Designed in the traditional Cycladic style, this hotel offers warm Paros island hospitality in a pleasant environment. It is a 10-minute walk from the heart of the Old Town, where markets, cafes, boutiques, seaside taverns and the beautiful seafront are humming with activity.

Contact info:
Periphery Road
Parikia, Paros, 84400 Greece
phone: +30 22840 22153
web: www.aegeonhotel.com

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, air conditioning, mini fridge, private balcony or terrace, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer on request at reception.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a dining area, large reception with television and a bar, swimming pool, outdoor patios and free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Tuesday, September 16 - Paros / Marble Quarry / Ancient Traditions of Foo...
Paros / Marble Quarry / Ancient Traditions of Food and Wine in the Aegean

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Today we drive to the well-known village of Lefkes with its narrow streets and medieval architecture. Along the way we stop to visit the marble quarry, the source of the island's wealth and inspiration for many important sculptural masterpieces. We end our field trip in the quaint fishing village of Naoussa.

Lunch: Lunch at a local taverna.

Afternoon: Lecture on the ancient traditions of food and wine in the Aegean.

Dinner: Explore local fare on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Aegeon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The four-star Daedalus Hotel is surrounded by fragrant gardens and palm trees and is located in the heart of Santorini's vibrant capital, Fira. Inspired by traditional Cycladic architecture, the hotel combines elegant Greek style and modern amenities for a luxurious and family-friendly stay.

Contact info:
Fira
Santorini, 84700 Greece
phone: +30 22860 22834
web: www.daedalushotel.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, mini fridge, air conditioning, safe, private balcony or terrace, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a breakfast room, 24-hour reception, outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, lounge with television and bar, laundry and ironing services, and free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Wednesday, September 17 - Cruise to Santorini / Sunset in Oia
Note: Ferry ride from Paros to Santorini: 3 hours, 30 minutes.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Check out of the hotel and board a ferry to Santorini. Also known as Thera, this quintessential Greek island formed its distinctive crescent shape in an ancient volcanic explosion that created its "caldera" or crater.

Lunch: Lunch on board the ferry or at the hotel (depending on ferry schedules).

Afternoon: Enjoy an orientation walk around Fira, the island's vivid capital. Then take a scenic drive north to the most picturesque village of Santorini, Oia. Oia offers unique architectural complexes, elegant art galleries, fashion shops, cozy cafes, gourmet restaurants, as well as its famed sunsets - considered by some to be the most beautiful in the world.

Dinner: After admiring the sunset, end the day with dinner at a local taverna in Oia.

Lodging: Daedalus Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The four-star Daedalus Hotel is surrounded by fragrant gardens and palm trees and is located in the heart of Santorini's vibrant capital, Fira. Inspired by traditional Cycladic architecture, the hotel combines elegant Greek style and modern amenities for a luxurious and family-friendly stay.

Contact info:
Fira
Santorini, 84700 Greece
phone: +30 22860 22834
web: www.daedalushotel.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, mini fridge, air conditioning, safe, private balcony or terrace, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a breakfast room, 24-hour reception, outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, lounge with television and bar, laundry and ironing services, and free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Thursday, September 18 - Santorini / Akrotiri / Wine Tasting / Greek Music...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: We’ll start our island exploration from the excavations of Akrotiri! The archaeological excavations brought to light the remains of a city destroyed during the eruption of the volcano in 1630 B.C. Today we have the opportunity to see the remains of three and four-story buildings, houses supplied with fresh running water and a drainage system and decorated with wonderful frescoes; it is regarded as one of the most fascinating sites of prehistoric Greece. We continue on to the Prehistoric Museum of Thera to view some of the most important finds from Akrotiri and then to Nomicos Museum to further experience the unique frescoes of Akrotiri.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.

Afternoon: There is no way to describe the wild volcanic beauty of this island with the gorgeous views and the amazing cliffs dropping straight down to the dark blue waters of the caldera. Therefore, we take you to the edge of the cliffs, where one of the best known wineries of the island is located, to taste some of the finest types of Santorini wine, followed by local meze (appetizers).

Dinner: Celebrations in Greece center around food, song and family. Enjoy a lively evening with dinner, local music and folk dancing.

Lodging: Daedalus Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Lato Boutique Hotel is located across from the old city harbor in one of the oldest and quieter neighborhoods of Heraklion. It is within walking distance of the local market, famous archaeological and historical museums, and it offers spectacular views of the Venetian Fortress and the Mediterranean Sea. This charming, modern and colorful hotel has been family-owned and managed since 1978.

Contact info:
15 Epimenidou Street
Heraklion Crete, 71202 Greece
phone: +30 2810 228103
web: www.lato.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, mini bar, veranda or balcony, air conditioning, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, bars, 24-hour reception, lobby, gym, steam room and Jacuzzi, and free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Friday, September 19 - Cruise to Crete / History, Traditions and Herbs o...
Note: Ferry ride from Santorini to Heraklion/Crete: 1 hour, 35 minutes.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Explore the traditional village of Pyrgos and discuss the issues surrounding vanishing village life in the Greek Islands. Later, transfer to Kamari on Santorini's southeast side where we can enjoy the beach resort before boarding the ferry to Crete.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.

Afternoon: Free time aboard the ferry to relax. Arrive in Crete and transfer to the hotel.

Dinner: During our first evening in Crete and just before dinner, we meet at the panoramic rooftop of our hotel where our guide will give an interesting talk about the history and traditions of the island, and will also introduce us to the incredible and fragrant world of the herbs of Crete!

Lodging: Lato Boutique Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Lato Boutique Hotel is located across from the old city harbor in one of the oldest and quieter neighborhoods of Heraklion. It is within walking distance of the local market, famous archaeological and historical museums, and it offers spectacular views of the Venetian Fortress and the Mediterranean Sea. This charming, modern and colorful hotel has been family-owned and managed since 1978.

Contact info:
15 Epimenidou Street
Heraklion Crete, 71202 Greece
phone: +30 2810 228103
web: www.lato.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, mini bar, veranda or balcony, air conditioning, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, bars, 24-hour reception, lobby, gym, steam room and Jacuzzi, and free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Saturday, September 20 - Knossos / Pottery Traditions of the Ancient Minoa...
Knossos / Pottery Traditions of the Ancient Minoans / Cooking Demonstration

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: We begin the day by discovering Crete's best-known archaeological site, Knossos. Knossos is the legendary home of King Minos and the famed beast Minotaur. Continue to the Museum of Heraklion, and end the morning with a visit to a local ceramicist to watch him at his craft. He will also discuss pottery traditions of the ancient Minoans.

Lunch: Gain a contemporary vision of traditional island life during an excursion to the typical village of Myrtia. Here we enjoy a delicious lunch at a family-run taverna where all the produce is grown in the family's garden.

Afternoon: Free time to explore the city of Heraklion. Stroll through the herbs market or relax at a local cafe with a cup of local herbal tea called “Diktamo."

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel where the owners will show us how to prepare some traditional Cretan dishes.

Lodging: Lato Boutique Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Lato Boutique Hotel is located across from the old city harbor in one of the oldest and quieter neighborhoods of Heraklion. It is within walking distance of the local market, famous archaeological and historical museums, and it offers spectacular views of the Venetian Fortress and the Mediterranean Sea. This charming, modern and colorful hotel has been family-owned and managed since 1978.

Contact info:
15 Epimenidou Street
Heraklion Crete, 71202 Greece
phone: +30 2810 228103
web: www.lato.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, mini bar, veranda or balcony, air conditioning, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, bars, 24-hour reception, lobby, gym, steam room and Jacuzzi, and free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Sunday, September 21 - Phaistos Archaeological Site
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: A field trip takes us to the archaeological site at Phaistos, one of the richest and most important centers of the Minoan culture. On our way to Phaistos we stop to visit ancient Gortyna, one of the most important cities in Crete with a history that goes back 6,000 years. This is where the famous "Gortyn Code" was founded, which is both the oldest and most complete known example of a code of the ancient Greek law.

Lunch: Lunch at a taverna in picturesque Matala.

Afternoon: Investigate the Vori Ethnological Museum with exhibitions celebrating daily life on the island. These exhibits explore food, architecture, weaving and the customs and traditions of the island. Enjoy a walk through Vori and encounter the remains of the Venetian houses.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Lato Boutique Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: Propulsion: 28.000 hp Speed: 22 knots Length: 616.7 feet Width: 78.7 feet Passengers: 2000

Contact info:
22 Akti Kondili str.
Piraeus, Greece
phone: +30 210 4197470
web: www.anek.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, air conditioning, and a private bathroom with shower. Please note that the cabins assigned for this program are outside cabins with windows, but they do not have balconies.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a restaurant, cafe, bar, ATM, shops, air conditioning, a pool and wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Monday, September 22 - Rethymnon / Chania Old Town and Market / Cruise t...
Note: Ferry ride from Heraklion to Piraeus: 9 hours (overnight ferry).

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Begin the morning with a visit to Rethymnon, the only Renaissance town in Greece, where one can still see well-preserved Venetian buildings! Then continue on to Chania, a picturesque port on Crete's western coast. Enjoy a walking excursion to explore Chania's oldest neighborhood with its 16th-century Venetian church, market, the Naval Museum, and ending at the charming old ship harbor with its beautiful lighthouse.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own at one of the quaint cafes or restaurants.

Afternoon: This afternoon enjoy some free time in Chania before boarding the ferry to Piraeus, Athens.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ferry.

Lodging: F/B Elyros or F/B Lato

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Parthenon Hotel offers the best of classic and modern Greece. Located in the historic center of Athens, the celebrated archaeological walk of Acropolis is only steps away, and shops, theaters, museums and a vibrant night life are within easy reach. The "Acropolis" metro station stands less than 150 meters away.

Contact info:
6 Makri Street
Athens, 11742 Greece
phone: +30 210 9234594
web: www.airotel.gr

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, safe deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities, shoe polish machine, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, 24-hour reception, safe deposit box at reception, laundry services, business center, currency exchange, hair dresser (upon request) and free WIFI Internet access.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Fourteen: Tuesday, September 23 - National Archaeological Museum / Farewell Dinner
Breakfast: Breakfast on board the ferry or at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer from Piraeus to our hotel in Athens. We complete our experience with a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, the city's most important collection and home to impressive artifacts highlighting every era of ancient Greek history.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Athens on your own.

Dinner: Savor Greek cuisine at a local restaurant during your Farewell Dinner.

Lodging: Parthenon Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Fifteen: Wednesday, September 24 - Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for departing flights.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Athens
Benaki MuseumThe Benaki Museum is made up of many buildings, which offer an in-depth look into Greek history and culture. An array of artwork and artifacts illustrate the character of the Greek world from ancient times to the 20th century.
For additional information, visit: www.benaki.gr/index.asp
Museum of Cycladic ArtThe Museum of Cycladic Art illustrates the ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus. The three major subjects on display are Cycladic Art, Ancient Greek Art and Ancient Cypriot Art.
For additional information, visit: www.cycladic.gr

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 11 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

Ratings

4.8
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