21 Days from $3775
ANTHRO TOURS HIGHLIGHTS
Explore the Acropolis of Athens
Wandering Halls of the Archaeological Museum of Thera
Hike to a Cretan Mountaintop
Trip Type: Classical Studies
Activity Level: Advanced
Days 1-5: Athens
After arriving in Athens, we'll spend our first full day exploring the remains of the mythical the Acropolis of Athens and the Acropolis Museum.
We'll then spend our second full day in Athens learning more about the daily lives of Ancient Athenians with visits to the Ancient Agora and the Theatre of Dionysus.
For our third day, we'll explore the National Archaeology Museum before visiting the incredible Tower of the Winds to learn more about the Classical Era.
We'll then spend our final day in Athens with visits to the Athens Olympic Museum and the Mud Lab to learn about the legacy of the Ancient Greeks on our modern world.
Days 6-9: Santorini
After taking a ferry to Santorini, participants will get their first full day on the island to freely explore its culture, history, and incredible beaches.
Participants will then get a day off to freely explore the island's history and culture and enjoy its incredible beaches.
We'll then spend our third full day on the island visiting the Archaeological Museum of Thera and Prehistoric Akrotiri to learn about the Cycladic Civilization.
Days 10-14: Heraklion
After taking a ferry to Crete, we'll spend the afternoon visiting the Heraklion Archaeo Museum to learn about the Bronze Age Minoans.
We'll then spend our first full day on Crete wandering the ruins of Knossos before having a wine tasting at Lyrarakis Winery.
For our second full day on Crete, we'll take a day trip to the Cave of Zeus to learn about the mythology of Ancient Greece and Crete's connections to it.
For our third full day in Heraklion, we'll take a day hike in Archanes to a mountaintop monastery to learn about the arrival of Christianity to Roman Greece.
For our fourth full day in Heraklion, we'll explore the downtown area of Heraklion to see the ancient architecture that still defines the city.
Participants will then get a day off to freely explore the Central Crete's history and culture and enjoy its incredible natural interior.
Days 15-18: Chania
After taking a bus to Chania, we'll spend the afternoon relaxing on the beautiful Agii Apostili Beach.
We'll then spend our first full day in Chania visiting the Maritime Museum of Crete to learn about the maritime history of the Ancient Greeks before renting sea kayaks and spending the afternoon kayaking off the Cretan coast.
For our second full day in Chania, we'll go for a day hike to the mesmerizingly beautiful Samaria Gorge to explore the natural beauty of Crete.
For our final day on Crete, we'll visit the Archaeological Museum of Chania before visiting the Mosaic Workshop to learn about how modern artists are reviving ancient artforms.
We'll then have a final morning on Crete to spend relaxing on Iguana Beach before taking an overnight ferry back to Athens.
Days 20-21: Athens
We'll then get a morning off on our day back in Athens to rest before spending the afternoon at the Museum of Cycladic Art
Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.