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Greece/Turkey

Odyssey at Sea: Easter Celebration on The Greek Isles

Step aboard our floating campus to learn about ancient wonders and fascinating mythology in Greece, along with a special celebration in honor of Greek Easter.
Program No. 23518RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
3,999
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE
Greece/Turkey

Odyssey at Sea: Easter Celebration on The Greek Isles

Step aboard our floating campus to learn about ancient wonders and fascinating mythology in Greece, along with a special celebration in honor of Greek Easter.
Length
11 days
Starts at
3,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23518 RJ
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Apr 15 - Apr 25, 2022
Ship Inside 3,999
Ship Outside 4,599
Ship Balcony 6,499
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OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

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A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.

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A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

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Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

Apr 15 - Apr 25, 2022
Ship Inside 4,999
Ship Outside 5,599
Ship Balcony 7,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by July 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

At a Glance

Storied battlegrounds and legendary mythology. Lively celebrations and colorful local character. Experience a memorable journey to the Greek Isles aboard Road Scholar’s favorite ship, the Aegean Odyssey, as you set out to discover the remarkable past and sacred tales that shaped today’s modern Greece. What’s more, you’ll visit the island of Crete for one of the most special days in Greek culture — Greek Easter — for an unforgettable local celebration. Unlike most cruise ships that are briefly in port, you’ll have overnight stays in many locations, giving you plenty of opportunity for deeper exploration. In-depth learning, our best experts, authentic experiences and cultural celebrations — we’ve created the perfect voyage!
Activity Level
Choose Your Pace
This program offers two activity levels to choose from on every departure date: one that has less walking and fewer stairs and another at a more active pace.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Spend Greek Easter in Athens where you’ll learn about local customs that date back generations, followed by a traditional barbecue on board!
  • Add a second country to your adventure with a day in Marmaris, a city along the Turkish Riviera.
  • With an expert, climb the Acropolis, one of the world’s most awe-inspiring ancient sites and the symbol of Athens.
  • Sail exclusively with ship mates who are all Road Scholar participants, as dedicated to learning as you are.

General Notes

We’ll have up to 350 Road Scholar participants on the ship, divided into groups of 35 for shore excursions. Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "Odyssey at Sea: The Greek Isles & Ephesus" (#23517) for even more learning adventures on board the Aegean Odyssey.
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Christopher Witcombe
Christopher Witcombe studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in art history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in art history at Bryn Mawr College. He taught art history for 37 years and was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University, England, and the American Academy, Rome. He is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Sweet Briar College, Virginia. He has published nine books and is working two new books on art.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Christopher Witcombe studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in art history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in art history at Bryn Mawr College. He taught art history for 37 years and was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University, England, and the American Academy, Rome. He is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Sweet Briar College, Virginia. He has published nine books and is working two new books on art.
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Dr. Chris Adamson is a classical archaeologist and educator who studied Classics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and obtained his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford. He specializes in prehistoric and early Greece from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age. Currently, he is a Program Manager with Bridgemark Education, an international education provider, and a lecturer for University Education, a charity that strives to raise academic aspirations and attainment for underprivileged teenagers.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Greece Map
by Michelin
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
Turkey: A Modern History
by Erik J. Zürcher
A revised edition looks at Turkeys modern day changes and continuations into a capitalist and modern world. Focuses on the 1950s and forward, Zürcher focuses on politics, military, human rights issues, Turkeys relationships with Europe and the West and their ambivalent relationship with the Middle East.
Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Artemis Leontis (Editor)
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
Turkey: A Short History
by Norman Stone
A concise survey of Turkey's relations with neighboring countries and the wider world from 11th century to today.
A Traveller's History of Greece
by Timothy Boatswain, Colin Nicolson
A nicely written survey from prehistory through the 1990s: wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed.
It's All Greek to Me
by Charlotte Higgins
With timelines, a who's who, charts and maps, this handy little primer is a thoroughly entertaining introduction to everything Greek, from poetry and drama to philosophy, history and culture.





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