20916
Greece
The Best of Greece: Island Hopping in the Aegean
Discover ancient relics, iconic architecture, inspired art and enduring traditions as you voyage throughout the timeless islands of Greece — a haven of antiquity.
Program No. 20916RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
3,999
Flights start at
1,000
Getting There
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At a Glance

In the Cycladic Islands, discover where mild Aegean breezes refresh communities built among the remains of ancient civilizations and waves lap at the shores of fishing villages where traditional ways of life survive unchanged for centuries. From grand architecture to captivating archaeological sites, learn how the story of Greek civilization is the story of its islands.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Walking uphill and downhill, up to two miles per day, on uneven terrain, cobblestone and marble streets that may be slippery. Steep stairs without railings and standing for four hours per day with breaks at museum/historic sites. Participants must carry their luggage on and off the ships.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In Athens, climb the Acropolis to the Parthenon and discover Greece’s most important relics in the National Archaeological Museum.
  • Come ashore on the islands of Mykonos, Delos, Paros and Santorini to learn about their role in Greek civilization and conjure the ancient Minoan civilization on the island of Crete.
  • Participate in traditional music and dance and taste ouzo, a time-honored drink among Greeks.
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Athina Trigoni
Athina was born in Veroia, Greece and currently lives in Thessaloniki. She has been a licensed travel educator for Greece since 1988, during which she has worked all over the country, both on the mainland and the islands. During the past 26 years as a travel educator, she has led cultural heritage, academic, religious and family programs. She enjoys her job very much because it combines academic knowledge and people skills.
Elissavet (Elsa) Savva
Athina Trigoni
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