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Athens, Crete, Rhodes and Turkey: Myth and Modernity

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Program #15544RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Start of Program
Apr 4, 2013
6 PM, at the hotel lobby for Welcome Meeting
You will be staying at the Divani Caravel Hotel that night.
Location: Athens
Nearest airport: ATH - Athens
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Participants should look for the Road Scholar sign or their names on a sign board after clearing passport control and customs. Independent travelers may take a taxi directly to the hotel. The taxi terminal is located just outside the airport arrivals terminal at Exit 3. It is important to have your hotel name written in Greek and once you board a taxi remember to ask the driver to reset the meter. There is a flat rate of 35 Euro day time and 50 Euro night time for going to the center of Athens. The metro is another transportation option available at the Athens International Airport. It is quite easy to use and the charges are very consistent. The train station is connected to the airport although one will require to go a level up from arrivals using an elevator and cross over a pedestrian bridge. You are required to purchase a ticket from the station desk for about 8 Euros per person. One of the main advantages of using the metro is the fact that there are discounts for every additional person. For example, you will only pay 14 Euros for two people, or 20 Euros for three people. Trains run every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour) from 05:30AM to 12:15AM (02:00AM on Fri & Sat nights) and take 40 minutes to the city centre (Syntagma Square). Here is the timetable: http://www.athensairport-2001.gr/athens_airport_metro.html

End of Program
Apr 18, 2013
After breakfast at 10 AM
You will be staying at the Legacy Ottoman Hotel the night before.
Location: Istanbul
Nearest airport: IST - Istanbul
Transportation to site: Group transfers from the hotel to airport in Istanbul, Turkey will be arranged for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and leave on the day the program ends. Independent travelers may take a taxi directly to the airport. Taxis can be arranged through the hotel desk and will cost around $30 USD to the airport. Taxis can comfortably take 3 people and luggage.
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Divani Caravel is a luxury Athens hotel ideally situated in the heart of Athens, just minutes away from the business centre, the fashionable Kolonaki with its exclusive shopping, trendy cafes and restaurants as well as important museums such as the Museum of Cycladic Arts and the National Gallery.

Contact info:
2, Vas. Alexandrou Avenue
Athens, 16121 Greece
phone: +30 210 7207000
Room amenities: Standard Rooms feature, direct dial telephone with voice mail, internet access, cable and satellite TV, individual climate control, mini bar, 4 radio channels, hair dryer, safe.

Facility amenities: Every room of our luxury Athens accommodation is recently renovated, well appointed with all the modern amenities, and stylish furnishings. The hotel features a swimming pool and fitness center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Please contact travel provider for additional nights.

Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Its well-preserved building contains countless charming, historic features, and rooms are decorated in a grand, sumptuous style. These include an extensive spa centre with sauna, indoor pool and gym.

Contact info:
HOBYAR MAH. HAMIDIYE CAD. No: 64 EMINÖNÜ
ISTANBUL, 34112 Turkey
phone: +011 90 212 527 6767
web: www.legacyottomanhotel.com/index.php

Room amenities: hair dryer, safe, television, free wireless Internet connection

Facility amenities: panoramic terrace restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, lobby bar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: single BB $150, double BB$170
Taxes are included in the prices.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
14 nights of accommodations
41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
31 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
2 Flights during the program

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4.4
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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