The Jewels of the Cyclades
Enjoy lectures and expert insight on the ancient wonders of the Aegean, learning about volcanic islands, picturesque villages, sacred monuments and the myths of classical Greece.
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Program No. 20441KLN
12 days
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At a Glance

A volcanic caldera rising from cerulean waters. Clusters of whitewashed houses where traditional village life thrives. Sacred ground on which Greek mythology tells us humans conversed with the gods. Discover these and more on a voyage through the Cyclades, a group of islands southeast of mainland Greece. Plus absorb the ancient history of Athens during three nights on shore.
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Walking up to two miles per day; uneven terrain including many hills and stairs without railings.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go ashore on the volcanic island of Santorini to discover the largest settlement, Fira, and the picturesque village of Oia.
  • Explore Paros including a lovely fishing village and the Church of Ekatondapiliani, one of the greatest early Christian monuments in Greece.
  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was home to the ancient oracle and was once considered the center of the world.
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Roula Skoula
Roula Skoula is from the island of Crete and has been leading educational explorations through Greece for over 25 years. Prior to that she was a freelance print and radio journalist in Athens. In addition to her mother tongue of Greek, Roula speaks English and Italian. She participates each year in specialized conferences and seminars organized by the Hellenic Archaeological Society in order increase her vast knowledge of Greek history and culture.
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