Trip Number:  
1842

Title:        
HIKING IN THE GREEK ISLANDS 

Dates:        
Oct. 12-24, 2018

Price:        
$3,975

First Publication: 1801            Last Publication: 1809


Web Instructions: ASAP, hiking, cultural, paddling (sea kayaking), snorkeling 


Web Notice:

From Athens to Crete, Santorini to Mykonos and Delos, with many hidden
treasures in between, join us October 12, 2018 -- October 24, 2018 on
this fantastic hiking adventure of the Greek Isles. Be tempted by tasty
local cuisine and volcanic wines or the celebratory tones of Raki. Gaze
endlessly at the bluest of seas and become lost in the labyrinth of
cobbled lanes leading to peaceful coves and sun swept beaches. Hike over
Classical Greek ruins and learn how this early civilization shaped the
very world we exist in today. The god Apollo himself was born on these
islands, so could there be a more appropriate place for a journey of
discovery? Our trip is an active hiking excursion that is full of
variety, including Crete's legendary Irene Canyon, and the most famous
hike of the Cycladic Islands -- along Santorini's legendary caldera
between Fira and Oia towns. Elafonissi is considered Crete's prettiest
natural coastal area and we will do some walking and historic site
visits here. Also on Santorini is Kamari, a seaside location where we
begin our hike to where Ancient Thira was located -- a significant
Classical Greek site perched 1000 feet above sea level on a rocky
mountain spur. Mykonos offers a captivating labyrinth of stone-paved
lane ways, traditional whitewashed houses and windmills. Visit
archaeological sites including the Acropolis and the Parthenon in
Athens, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Delos which is one of
the most important sites of archaeology in Greece. New discoveries of
ancient archaeological wonders are still made from time to time here.
Considered a sacred place, it is acclaimed as the birthplace of Apollo
and Artemis and it has been inhabited since around 3000 BC. See many
ruins of Greek and Roman origin and unique Byzantine churches. Witness
rich cultural heritage and experience the beauty of unique and dramatic
landscapes. Visit a unique vineyard that has a conservational outlook
for the entire island. Expect to be on your feet daily exploring the
authentic side of Greece. We have included a free day for those seeking
other aspects such as a scenic day kayaking, snorkeling, partaking in a
cooking course, or simply escaping the crowds and surrendering to the
many galleries, craft shops and seascapes the islands have to offer.
When not on our feet, expect bus transfers, short flights and some ferry
journeys between the islands. Our excursion includes 11 nights lodging
at 3 star minimum hotels (3 out of 4 with pools), and all in-country
transfers, except Athens airport transfers, expert guides and more. The
trip cost is $3975.00, plus estimated air fare of $1,100.

Info Tag:

For details contact L Clifford Chambers, wu.chambers@gmail.com; L Joan
Chambers, wu.chambers@gmail.com

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