Trace the spark of Greek genius—from the Cycladic and Minoan civilizations to the classical era—that blossomed in the Aegean and left an indelible mark on our heritage. Our new Classic Land Journey features mainland Greece as well as the islands of Santorini and Crete.

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 The Acropolis of Athens  The Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens  Temple at Delphi  The view from the cliff-top on Santorini  View of church domes from cliff-top Fira on Santorini  The Palace of Knossos on the island of Crete. Credit: Gloria Baxevanis  Throne room in the Palace of Knossos  The Corinth Canal  The dramatic theater at Epidaurus  The Lion's Gate at Mycenae

Classical Greece

14 days from $5,695

Trace the spark of Greek genius—from the Cycladic and Minoan civilizations to the classical era—that blossomed in the Aegean and left an indelible mark on our heritage. Our new Classic Land Journey features mainland Greece as well as the islands of Santorini and Crete.

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SPECIAL VALUE

This tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.

Overview

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Trace the spark of Greek genius—from the Cycladic and Minoan civilizations to the classical era—that blossomed in the Aegean and left an indelible mark on our heritage. Our new Classic Land Journey features the mainland of Greece as well as the islands of Santorini and Crete.

Highlights Include

  • Athens and Delphi: Gaze upon the grandeur of the Parthenon and the Acropolis and see important artifacts at the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum. At nearby Delphi, nestled on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, explore the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where the oracle presided over the ancient world; walk the marble Sacred Way; climb to the ancient theater, and visit the superb museum.
  • The Peloponnese: Travel south to explore the magnificent archaeological sites of Mycenae and Epidaurus, both World Heritage sites. Epidaurus is home to the Sanctuary of Asklepios and its 2,300-year-old theater known for perfect acoustics. Linked to Homer’s epics, Mycenae features the Tomb of Agamemnon and the Lion’s Gate. Other highlights include Ancient Corinth, Nafplion, Hydra, and the Corinth Canal.
  • Crete and Santorini: Fly to Crete, where you’ll tour ancient Knossos, the political center of Minoan civilization and legendary home of King Minos, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur, plus visit the superb archaeological museum. Take a high-speed ferry to spectacular Santorini, where you’ll tour Akrotiri, once a flourishing Bronze Age Minoan town. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the towns of Thira and Oia.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)