Greek Gods and Myths
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Greek Gods and Myths

History & legend in Athens, Mykonos, Turkey and Delphi

Explore Greek Gods and myths with your students. Visit Athens, home of gods and goddesses, and the birthplace of democracy. Board your cruise ship and set sail to the chic resort island of Mykonos. Next, to Turkey to see the ancient and mostly intact Greek city of Ephesus. Then the Rhodes of legend, and Knossos, home of the mythic Minotaur. Finish at mystical Delphi.

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AthensMykonosEphesusKnossosSantorini
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from North America
  • Fly to Greece Enjoy your overnight flight to Athens.
Day 2 Arrive in Athens
  • Welcome! Arrive in the Greek capital and begin exploring.
Day 3 Athens
  • Discover Athens Discover the birthplace of democracy with a local guide. See the Theater of Dionysos, the Agora, and the Greek Parliament. Climb the Acropolis and wonder at the imposing Parthenon.
  • Acropolis Museum Visit the New Acropolis Museum.
  • LEAP Mousaka & Sousta
Day 4 Mykonos
  • Board Ship! Board your cruise ship and set sail for 4 days!
  • Visit Mykonos First stop is the chic resort island of Mykonos. Enjoy a relaxing evening in the old town.
Day 5 Ephesus & Patmos
  • Visit Ephesus: Visit Turkey today to see the remains of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, one of the most intact of all the ancient Greek cities. See the Temple of Serapis, the arena, and the famous Library of Celsus.
  • Discover Patmos & St. John Monastery This afternoon, visit the island of Patmos and the monastery of St. John.
Day 6 Rhodes
  • Explore Rhodes: Enjoy a morning visit to Rhodes city, site of the legendary Colossus of Rhodes, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. See the fortifications built by the medieval knights of St. John to defend the island against the Ottoman Turks and visit inside the Palace of the Grand Master.
  • Temple of Lindos This afternoon, visit the spectacular cliff-top acropolis and temple of Lindos.
Day 7 Knossos & Santorini
  • Visit Knossos: Dock at the port of Heraklion and take an excursion to nearby Knossos. The Bronze Age Palace of Knossos was the inspiration for the legend of the labyrinth and the Minotaur.
  • Continue to Santorini Enjoy an afternoon visit to charming Santorini.
Day 8 Athens & Delphi
  • Stop in Piraeus Dock in Piraeus this morning.
  • Add on: Delphi Enjoy an optional afternoon excursion with a local guide to mystical Delphi, the most important religious site in ancient Greece, to see the Temple of Zeus and the Sanctuary of Apollo.
Day 9 Return Home to the United States
  • Final Farewell... Wrap up your Greek tour and board your flight home.
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