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Greece In Depth: Its Classical Cities and Islands

Program Number: 21647RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/13/2015 - 4/25/2015; 5/25/2015 - 6/6/2015; 9/21/2015 - 10/3/2015; 10/5/2015 - 10/17/2015;
Duration: 12 nights
Location: Greece/Turkey
Price starting at: $2,899.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise; Ocean Cruises
Meals: 27; 11 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 10 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

One of the world’s oldest cities, Athens has made immeasurable contributions to politics, philosophy and the arts throughout its history. Begin your exploration of Greece here on the Acropolis, then go farther by land and sea. Learn about the world of the Ancient Greeks at sites like Ephesus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delphi. Experience inspiring beauty on four of Greece’s fair isles: Santorini, Rhodes, Crete and Patmos.




Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain, hills and stairs without railings. You’ll be on your feet for up to four hours per day, with breaks.



Itinerary At-a-Glance

Athens (Greece), 2 nights; Delphi, 1 night; Olympia, 1 night; Nauplia, 1 night; Athens, 1 night; embark MV Louis Olympia, 4 nights; disembark Athens, 1 night; departure.



Day 1: Overnight flight from the U.S.A.


Days 2-3: Arrival Athens (Greece):

Walk in the footsteps of Aristotle on the Acropolis; marvel at the Parthenon and examine artifacts of the Golden Age at the outstanding Acropolis Museum. Enjoy lunch at a local taverna. Lodging: Stylish four-star hotel.



Day 4: Coach to Delphi:

Visit Delphi, where the venerated oracle of Apollo uttered its prophecies. Explore the archaeological site and view some of the best known sculptures of the Ancient Greek world at the museum. Lodging: Comfortable hotel in town.



Day 5: Coach to Olympia:

Journey to Olympia, site of the holiest sanctuary in ancient Greece. Learn about the Ancient Olympic Games at the stadium and gymnasium where athletes competed and trained. Lodging: Lovely hotel surrounded by gardens.



Day 6: Coach to Nauplia:

Venture through the hilly Peloponnesus and stop to explore Mycenae, one of the powerful cities of Ancient Greece and the seat of King Agamemnon in legend. Continue to the historic port town of Nauplia. Lodging: Four-star hotel.



Days 7-8: Coach to Athens / embark MV Louis Olympia / Mykonos:

En route back to Athens, discover Epidaurus, a small ancient city that was important for its healing center, the Asclepeion, and its stunning theater. Lodging: Stylish four-star hotel.



Day 9: Kusadasi (Turkey) & Patmos (Greece):

Journey to one of the most impressive classical cities, Ephesus, to find the library and the newly excavated terrace houses. On Patmos, visit the 11th-century Monastery of Saint John the Theologian.



Day 10: Rhodes:

Pass picturesque villages en route to Lindos, a town whose natural citadel was fortified by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. Walk the Avenue of the Knights in Rhodes Old Town.



Day 11: Crete & Santorini:

Learn about the Minoan civilization and the Labyrinth amid the ruins of Knossos on Crete. Continue to spectacular Santorini, a volcanic isle of whitewashed houses and churches.



Days 12-13: Athens / disembark / departure

Free day to explore Athens independently before returning flights.



MV Louis Olympia

Fully refurbished in 2005, this mid-sized (705 feet) ship can comfortably transport up to 1,664 passengers around the Mediterranean. Public areas include a dining room, several lounges and bars, a library, two swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, a spa and a gym. All cabins have private baths, air conditioning, TV and radio.



Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Antonis Zaglakoutis

Born and raised in Athens, Antonis Zaglakoutis studied at École des Arts Appliqués in Paris and the University of Athens Law School. He has been introducing visitors to his homeland for 32 years as a lecturer and excursion leader, and he has also worked on educational programs in Italy and the Middle East. His foreign languages include English, French and Italian. He began working with Road Scholar programs in 2010.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Metropolitan Hotel
  Athens, Greece 2 nights
   Apollonia Hotel
  Delphi, Greece 1 night
   Hotel Antonios
  Olympia, Greece 1 night
   Amalia Hotel
  Nauplia, Greece 1 night
   Metropolitan Hotel
  Athens, Greece 1 night
   M/V Louis Olympia
  M/V Louis Olympia, Greece 4 nights
   Metropolitan Hotel
  Athens, Greece 1 night
 Metropolitan Hotel
Type: Five-Star Hotel
  Description: The Metropolitan Hotel, with its unique cosmopolitan atmosphere, combines traditional hospitality and luxury in central Athens. With a view to both the Acropolis and the Aegean Sea, the fully renovated Metropolitan Hotel is ideally situated in front of the Faleron Olympic Coastal Park. It is only 10 minutes away from Syntagma square, the center of Athens and the port of Piraeus.
  Contact info: Leoforos Syngrou 385
Athens,  175-64 Greece
phone: +30 210 947 1000
web: www.chandris.gr
  Room amenities: Each room has individually controlled air conditioning, satellite television, telephone, high speed Internet connection, radio, mini bar, hair dryer, safe box, and laptop and fax machine outlets.
  Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, lounge, bar, gift shop, fitness center, marble steam bath, outdoor heated swimming pool, business center, free wireless Internet access in lobby, and a hairdresser.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: 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
  Additional nights after: 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 out time: 1:00 PM

 Apollonia Hotel
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Hotel Apollonia is located in the modern city of Delphi. Built in the local traditional style of wood and stone and equipped with modern facilities, this unique hotel ensures a luxurious and pleasant stay. It is within driving distance of the archaeological site of ancient Delphi and has a majestic view of the Corinthian Gulf.
  Contact info: 37-39 Ifigenias and Syngrou Street
Delphi,  33054 Greece
phone: +30 22650 82919
web: www.hotelapollonia.gr
  Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, telephone, mini bar, safe, wireless Internet access (for a fee) and a hair dryer.
  Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, lounge, fax machine and wireless Internet access (for a fee).
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 Hotel Antonios
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: The four-star Hotel Antonios is located within walking distance of the town center and about two miles from Olympia's Archaeology Museum and the most famous archaeology site in Greece -- Ancient Olympia. Recently renovated, it offers a pleasing balance of luxury and simplicity.
  Contact info: 270 65 Ancient Olympia
Ilia,   Greece
phone: +30 26240 22547
web: www.hotelantonios.gr
  Room amenities: Each room has a mini-bar, hair dryer, telephone, TV, room service, free wireless Internet, and air conditioning.
  Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, lounge, bar, swimming pool, business center, free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel and air conditioning.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Amalia Hotel
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: The 4-star Amalia Hotel is a five minute drive from the town center and walking distance to the ruins of Ancient Tiryns. This neoclassical hotel offers 170 luxurious guest rooms and is surrounded by spacious gardens.
  Contact info: Amalias st., N.Tiryns, 21 100
Nauplia,   Greece
phone: +30 2752 024 400
web: www.amaliahotelnafplio.gr
  Room amenities: Each room has a mini bar, hair dryer, telephone, TV, safe box, free wireless Internet and air conditioning.
  Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, a bar, swimming pool, lounge, currency exchange, free WIFI Internet access throughout the hotel, laundry service and air conditioning.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 M/V Louis Olympia
Type: Cruise Ship
  Description: Fully refurbished in 2005, the M/V Louis Olympia is a beautiful vessel that specailizes in high quality cruising in the southeastern Mediterranean. It is proud of its Hellenic identity and is committed to giving its passengers an authentic Greek cruise experience.
  Ship Information: Tonnage: 37,584 Length: 214.88 m Breadth: 28.4 m Cruising Speed: 19 knots Passenger Decks: 10 Total Outside Staterooms: 418 Total Inside Staterooms: 306 Elevators: 7 Stabilizers: YES Electric Current: 110v Classification Society: DNV
  Contact info: 25, Akti Miaouli str,
18535, Piraeus,   Greece
phone: +30 21045 83499
web: www.louiscruises.com
  Room amenities: All cabins are equipped with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, and personal safe. Shampoo, bath and shower gel, soap, and shower cap are provided. Your cabin steward is always available. Cabins and suites are equipped with 110v shaver outlets and 220v "European" two-round pin outlet; please pack an adaptor. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers and other small appliances can be used in your cabin. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.
  Facility amenities: Dining: The M/V Louis Olympia offers several dining options. The Aegean Restaurant (Deck 4) serves à lá carte meals in a relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere. The Leda and Aura casual dining areas are located adjacent to the swimming pool on Deck 9 and offer buffet-style meals where passengers have the choice of eating under the deck's canopy or poolside. Additionally, the ship boasts 5 bars and 4 lounges. *Meals are served with complimentary tap water and coffee/tea. Drinks can be purchased individually or as part of a "drinks package" which can be purchased at the beginning of the cruise. Special Diets: Please advise at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. The ship can usually meet most general requests such as those made with an air carrier; however, this cannot always be guaranteed. Services: 2 outdoor pools, library, jacuzzi, gym, massage and beauty treatment rooms, duty-free shops, casino, night club, elevators, photo and video services; Internet center (open 24 hours per day; charge of 15 Euro/hour applies); medical center; laundry and pressing services.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Athens, Greece. Meet at 6:00 PM in the hotel lobby. You will be staying at Metropolitan Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Athens, Greece. The program will end after breakfast on the last day. You will be staying at Metropolitan Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
N/A
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
To Start of Program
  Location:  Athens
  Transportation to site: Take a taxi from exit 3 of the arrivals level at the airport. Cost is 35-40 Euros (approx. $45-52), after midnight the cost increases to 60 Euros (approx. $78). Alternatively, take the airport bus X95 which departs from between Exits 4 and 5 at the arrivals level. The bus costs 5 Euro and leaves every 10 to 15 minutes for Syntagma Square – from here it is a short taxi ride to the hotel (approx. 8 Euro).
  From End of Program
  Location: Athens
  Transportation from site: The ship will provide transfers to Athens International Airport(ATH).
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Departures
(Monday, October 5)
   
 In Transit: Depart US/Canada on international overnight flight.

Day 2: Welcome
(Tuesday, October 6)
   
 Morning: Arrival in Athens International Airport (ATH). Meet group outside of customs. Transfer to hotel.
 Afternoon: Settle in at the hotel. We gather in the hotel lobby at 6:00 PM for a welcome orientation to the program.
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.
   
Accommodations: Metropolitan Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3: Athens, Greece
(Wednesday, October 7)

Note: Heavy walking for one or more hours over uneven terrain, with multiple uphill segments.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: A guided excursion through the ancient citadel of Athens, the Acropolis. Built during Athens' Golden Age between 447-438BC under the orders of the great statesman Pericles, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during this remarkable era. Next, we will explore the long anticipated $200-million, 226,000-square-foot Acropolis Museum. In the dramatic Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, ascending floors of glass literally “float” you above the excavations for an extraordinary perspective of the layers of Greek history that lie below.
 Lunch: Lunch at a local taverna.
 Afternoon: Delve deeper into your surroundings by attending a lecture which will focus on the impact of geography in the evolution of local culture. Free time for independent exploration of Athens.
 Dinner: Explore local fare on your own.
   
Accommodations: Metropolitan Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Delphi, Greece
(Thursday, October 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: Sit back and relax and enjoy a coach ride through the countryside to the site of the most venerated oracle of the ancient Greek world -- Delphi. Enjoy a guided visit to the wonderful Museum of Delphi where some of the best known sculptures of the ancient world are exhibited.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Explore the archaeological site of Delphi. Located on the slopes of Mr. Parnassus, it offers breathtaking views of the mountains and valley below.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Apollonia Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Olympia, Greece
(Friday, October 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: After breakfast enjoy a coach ride along the southern part of central Greece across the Gulf of Corinth on the Rio–Antirrio bridge to the southernmost region of continental Greece, the peninsula of Peloponnese. The holiest sanctuary of the ancient Greeks is located here in Olympia. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Olympia to view unique sculptures and objects of worship from antiquity.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: This afternoon's excursion will focus on the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, site of the Olympic Games from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Visit the ruins of the gymnasium where the athletes trained and the stadium where they competed quadrennially during the sacred games. Next explore the ruins of the temples of Hera and Zeus, the latter once housed a statue of the "Father of Gods and men" and was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Antonios
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Nauplia, Greece
(Saturday, October 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: Drive through the beautiful mountainous Arcadia, the heart of Peloponnese, to the region of Argolis on the east coast. The morning will be dedicated to exploring the great Mycenaean culture that flourished in this area, known as the Argolid Plain, between 1600-1300BC. At its heart is the ancient city of Mycenae, reputedly the capital of Agamemnon and the "well-built citadel" of Homer's Iliad.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own in Mycenae.
 Afternoon: After lunch, arrive in the elegant town of Nauplia. After checking-in at the hotel, enjoy a lecture on Mycenaean Civilization and its influence on the Ancient World.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Amalia Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Nauplia / Athens
(Sunday, October 11)

Note: The excursion to Asklepion involves strenuous walking.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: Discover Epidaurus -- sacred to Asclepios, the god of medicine -- and once the most acclaimed healing center of the classical world. Visit its theatre, one of the best preserved of all ancient Greek theatres.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Following lunch, coach to Athens for an early afternoon check-in at the hotel. Free time to relax or for independent exploration.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Metropolitan Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Embark the M/V Louis Olympia / Mykonos, Greece
(Monday, October 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: It is a brief drive from the hotel to Piraeus where your 'floating hotel' awaits.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: In the late afternoon, the ship will arrive in the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. Enjoy a guided walk with your Road Scholar Group Leader followed by free time.
 Dinner: Dinner on board or explore local fare on your own.
   
Accommodations: M/V Louis Olympia
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Kusadasi, Turkey / Patmos, Greece
(Tuesday, October 13)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Upon arrival in Kusadasi, we will transfer to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the largest and best preserved ancient cities in the world. The cosmopolitan city of Ephesus was, in its heyday, on par with Athens and Rome.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: From the port of Patmos, stroll quaint alleys to the Monastery of St. John the Evangelist, founded in 1088 by St. Christodoulos to commemorate the saint who was banished here in AD95 by the Roman Emperor Domitian. It was in a cave, now known as the Cave of the Apocalypse, that St. John wrote the Book of Revelation. Explore the Byzantine Church of St. John and the small museum with its marvelous collection of religious treasures.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: M/V Louis Olympia
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Rhodes, Greece
(Wednesday, October 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Enjoy a 30-mile drive passing picturesque villages and splendid landscapes to arrive at the Acropolis at Lindos. This Doric town rose in power reaching its heyday in the 6th century BC. It continued to thrive into the middle ages. We’ll walk to the Acropolis, surrounded by the contrasting 12th-century crusader fortifications, clinging to the rocks above the village. From Lindos, coach to the old city of Rhodes to walk along the Street of the Knights.
 Lunch: Lunch on board or explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon to continue to explore Rhodes.
 Dinner: Dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: M/V Louis Olympia
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Heraklion, Crete / Santorini
(Thursday, October 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: The morning is dedicated to the Minoan site of Knossos. The heyday of Minoan civilization (2000-1600BC) was marked by the construction of great palaces, the best known of which is Knossos. Excavations were begun in 1899 by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace with his own eccentric ideas of Minoan interior design.
 Lunch: Lunch on board.
 Afternoon: One of the Aegean’s most spectacular sights, the cliffs of Santorini rise from a great half-moon caldera -- all that is left of the formerly circular island once called Strongyle. From port, coach to the monastery of Prophet Ilias for a breathtaking view of the Sea of Crete. Enjoy the ride as you travel through small traditional villages to arrive at Oia, a village of whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and tavernas carved in the cliffs. Wealthy sea captains built the pastel-colored mansions that now are home to cafés, boutiques and art galleries. From every direction the views are breathtaking.
 Dinner: Farewell dinner on board.
   
Accommodations: M/V Louis Olympia
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Disembark / Athens, Greece
(Friday, October 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast on board.
 Morning: Disembark and transfer to the Metropolitan Hotel. Free day for independent exploration of Athens.
 Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.
 Afternoon: Continuation of free time.
 Dinner: Farewell dinner in the hotel dining room.
   
Accommodations: Metropolitan Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Departures
(Saturday, October 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.
 Morning: Transfer to Athens International Airport (ATH) for departures.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece


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