OCTOBER 17-27, 2022

Athens, the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Plaka, the Monastirake, Delphi, the Delphi Museum, the Athens Agora, Hadrians Library, the Dionysus Theater, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, SANTORINI, the ruins of Akrotiri, and the quaint village of Oia, are all highlights of this unique, small-group tour of Greece.  

Oct 17 Flight to Athens

Oct 18 Arrive ATHENS, transfer to Hotel Plaka in central Athens within walking distance of most major sights.  This afternoon we’ll explore the area’s shops and boutiques. Overnight Athens.  

Oct 19 ATHENS visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon.  This afternoon you may choose to visit the Greek National Museum or explore Syntagma Square.  Overnight Athens.

Oct 20. ATHENS the Ancient Greek Agora (forum), Hadrians Library, the Dionysus Theater where Sophocles and Aristophanes premiered their plays, Temple of Olympian Zeus. Overnight Athens.

Oct 21 ATHENS day trip to Delphi, the site of the Oracle at Delphi, the massive Apollo Temple and the Delphi Museum; return to Athens in the late afternoon. Overnight Athens.

Oct 22. ATHENS visit the Acropolis Museum, one of the 3 greatest antiquities museums in the world; later, walk the Plaka area and the Monastiraki (old Turkish Bazaar). Overnight Athens.

Oct 23 Athens to SANTORINI; transfer to the Athens Airport, flight to the island of Santorini, transfer to the Hotel Pelican in the capital of FIRA (Thira), where we stay for 3 nights; explore the village and the cliffs this afternoon.  Overnight on Santorini.  

Oct 24 FIRA morning trip to Akrotiri, the ruins of a 3500 year old settlement when Santorini was an enormous island; return to Fira in the afternoon to visit the Akrotiri Museum.  Overnight on Santorini.

Oct 25 FIRA a day trip to the island’s end village of Oia, filled with artists’ shops and beautiful architecture; return to Fira later in the day.  Overnight on Santorini.

Oct 26 Transfer to the Santorini Airport for the return flight to Athens Airport where we overnight at the hotel directly at the airport in preparation for tomorrow.  Overnight Athens Airport.  

Oct 27 Return flight to the US.

Included: all airport transfers in Greece; flights from Athens to Santorini and return; accommodations in 4 and 3 star hotels all with private bath; breakfast daily in Athens and at Athens Airport and available for a small additional charge at the Hotel Pelican in Fira; entrances to all the listed sights above; all transportation to Delphi, Akrotiri, Oia.

Not included: items not specifically stated above; taxes, transatlantic air; passport fees, dinners and some breakfasts; etc.

Price per person in a shared room $3199, one person in a single $3599.  Prices may fluctuate with the value of the dollar to the Euro.