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Greece/Turkey

Grand Odyssey: Celebrate Greek Easter in the Greek Isles

Celebrate the beauty of the Greek Islands and the Greek Easter holiday on a learning adventure on board the Aegean Odyssey. Enjoy a night on land in both Mykonos and Santorini.
Program No. 24218RJ
Length
20 days
Starts at
5,999
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Greece/Turkey

Grand Odyssey: Celebrate Greek Easter in the Greek Isles

Celebrate the beauty of the Greek Islands and the Greek Easter holiday on a learning adventure on board the Aegean Odyssey. Enjoy a night on land in both Mykonos and Santorini.
Length
20 days
Starts at
5,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 24218 RJ
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Apr 6 - Apr 25, 2022
Ship Inside 5,999
Ship Outside 7,199
Ship Balcony 11,999
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COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from many cities. Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities. The prices shown reflect a savings of $1999 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23517 & 23518 separately.)

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

Apr 6 - Apr 25, 2022
Ship Inside 7,999
Ship Outside 9,199
Ship Balcony 14,999
Special Offer

COMBINE & SAVE! Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from many cities. Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities. The prices shown reflect a savings of $1999 (compared to purchasing corresponding dates of programs 23517 & 23518 separately.)

At a Glance

Experience the beauty of the Greek Isles and learn about the many traditions of the Greek Easter observance during this insightful voyage on board Road Scholar’s favorite floating classroom, the Aegean Odyssey. Beginning and ending in Athens, join experts for a look into the many traditions and religious customs surrounding the Greek Easter holiday, while spending a night on the islands of Santorini and Mykonos. Explore the Acropolis in Athens, learn about Apollo in Delos, and spend a day exploring the ancient city of Ephesus. Throughout your journey, take in the private ambiance of the Aegean Odyssey as you attend expert-led lectures and presentations and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Road Scholars.
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Best of all, you’ll…

  • Spend a night in Santorini to explore the village of Oia, visit local wineries and learn about viniculture on the island.
  • Experience the Greek Easter weekend like a local in three fascinating locations: Mykonos, Monemvasia, and Athens.
  • In Athens, explore the rich history of Delphi and Cape Sounion on two exclusive field trips.
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Eleni Petroutsou
Eleni Petroutsou was born in Athens. She has always been intrigued by the wider world. In school, she learned English, Italian, German, and some Spanish. After studying archaeology and history at university, she graduated from the State School of Tour Guides. Her 36 years of experience as a group leader have taken her to Asia, the Middle East, and beyond. She says leading Road Scholar programs gives her “the opportunity to share my knowledge with well-traveled, educated, polite and interesting people!”

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

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Eleni Petroutsou was born in Athens. She has always been intrigued by the wider world. In school, she learned English, Italian, German, and some Spanish. After studying archaeology and history at university, she graduated from the State School of Tour Guides. Her 36 years of experience as a group leader have taken her to Asia, the Middle East, and beyond. She says leading Road Scholar programs gives her “the opportunity to share my knowledge with well-traveled, educated, polite and interesting people!”
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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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Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History
by Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
This lyrical novel captures the humanity, quirks and loves of village life in the Greek islands. A satire of war, this charming and richly-colored novel is set on Cephalonia during the Italian occupation in the 1940s.
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.
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.
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.
Greece, Land of Light
by Nicholas Gage, Barry Brukoff
Brukoff's dramatic color photographs are paired with incisive commentary by award-winning author Nicholas Gage for this striking portrait of the people, land and history of Greece and the islands
Eyewitness Guide Greek Islands
by Eyewitness Guides
Color photography, excellent local maps and an island-by-island synopsis of attractions make this book the one to carry with you. Includes a chapter on Athens.
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.





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