21647
Greece/Turkey
Greece In Depth: Its Classical Cities and Islands
Immerse yourself in architecture, philosophy and art, exploring the wonders of Greece from a vessel proud of its Hellenic identity.
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Program No. 21647RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,495
Flights start at
850
Getting There
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At a Glance

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 Level
Active
In addition to walking up to two miles per day over some hilly and uneven terrain, and up and down steep stairs without railings at historic sites, you may stand up to four hours per day, with breaks.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore two holy sanctuaries of Ancient Greece: Delphi, site of the most venerated oracle of antiquity, and Olympia, site of the Olympic Games.
  • Sail to and experience the differing cultures of five Greek islands: Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete, Santorini and Patmos.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Socrates on the Acropolis and examine artifacts of Athens’ Golden Age at the outstanding Acropolis Museum.

General Notes

This program features the educational experience and camaraderie typical of a Road Scholar program on board a Greek cruise ship that is proud to showcase its Hellenic identity. While you’ll spend much of your time with the Road Scholar group, please consider that you’ll be on a large ocean liner with passengers of all ages when deciding if this program is right for you.
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Christiana Vaveki
Christiana Vaveki was born and raised in Athens. After graduating from the Hellenic College, where she obtained her lecturer diploma, she continued her studies to become an educational excursion leader. Her decision was made mostly because of her thirst for knowledge and the great interest that she always had for history and archaeology. Over time and during her many years of experience, she also became extremely qualified in handling exclusive groups with special interests in Classical and Byzantine history and Paul the Apostle. She is fluent in both English and German and has been leading groups since 1985. When not working, Christiana can be found either in one of Plaka’s cafes reading yet another history book, swimming, or travelling the world.
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