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A Greek Easter: Exploring the cradle of western civilization

April 17th-26th, 2020 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

Long ago the ancient poets wrote the first epics of war and love, families and feuds, trickery and revenge, Gods and Heroes. Here, in glorious Greece, you’ll see where theater was born, consult the oracle at Delphi, stand where Paul preached to the Corinthians, and walk under the Lion Gate at Mycenae, just as the blind poet Homer recorded it nearly 3,000 years ago. In addition to history and scenic landscape, we will experience the warmth and generosity of the Greek people at Easter time- taking in flavors of traditional roast lamb, dancing to live music in the local tavern, and hearing the wonderful stories of generations living together in this mythical and beautiful country.



October 8th-17th, 2020 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

We have arranged first-class accommodation for your stay on the island and you’ll get the chance to take a cruise on the Ionian Sea to the Greek port of Parga and the tiny, unspoiled island of Paxos. We will visit many of the sires familiar from the TV series and there will also be plenty of time to relax by the pool or explore Corfu at your own pace. So instead of daydreaming about “The Durrells,” why don’t you come and discover this beautiful and beguiling Mediterranean island for yourself?

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Ancient Islands: Crete

October 15th-24th, 2020 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

The beauty, culture and food will accompany us on this ancient island. Crete is the birthplace of Zeus and home to the Palace of Knossos and its legendary Minotaur. Knossos is the largest and best-preserved palace of the Minoan civilization, dating from between 1,700 and 1,400 B.C., although the site has produced evidence of habitation from thousands of years earlier.   We will visit the town of Rethymnon, where we’ll visit the 16th-century Venetian fortress and wander the old town around the harbour. We will go inland, to the 3,000-foot-high Lasithi Plateau – green, fertile, and irrigated by white-sailed windmills. We will stop at Psychro to visit the Dictean cave, the mythical birthplace of Zeus, and Seli for spectacular views of the plateau. We visit the Kera Monastery, with frescoes dating from the late Byzantine period, the village of Mohos for a magnificent view of the villages of Chersonissos, Stalis, and Malia. The “wine-dark sea” written about by the poets of many ages is still vividly alive in the landscape of Greece, and so are many remains of the legendary past that have given birth to so much in our language and literature.