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The Dodecanese Islands

8 Oct — 19 Oct 2018 | Tour Director: Andrew Wilson

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Wilson, BA, BD, FSASCOT

specialist in archaeology and ancient history

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 0855 on British Airways, arriving Athens 1435. Transfer to Hotel Herodion for overnight stay. Introductory talk.

Day

2

Morning visit on foot to the new Acropolis Museum. Depart Athens by air at 1615 on Aegean Air, arriving Samos 1710. Transfer to Hotel Fyto Aqua Blue for three nights. Evening talk: The Ancient Sanctuaries on Samos and Kos.

Day

3

Morning visits to local sites. By coach to Lykourgos Castle and archaeological museum, followed by free time in picturesque Pythagoreion.

Day

4

Visits to Heraion and the Efpalinion Orygma (tunnel). Continue to Vathy (capital) for archaeological museum. Evening talk: St John and Patmos.

Day

5

Depart by ferry to Patmos. By coach to Hora for Cave of the Apocalypse, and to view Hora mansion houses and the fortified monastery of Agios Ioannis. Overnight stay at Hotel Skala, Patmos.

Day

6

Depart by ferry for Kos: local visits, walk in old town to view Ottoman mosques and Art Deco buildings of the Italian occupation. Transfer to Hotel Alexandra for three nights.

Day

7

Further visits in Kos including ancient agora, harbour, Casa Romana and archaeological museum.

Day

8

Whole day excursion to the Asklepieion and Antimachia (15th century fortress). Continue to remote Kefalos area for scenic lunch (not included).

Day

9

Morning: visit to Neratzia Fortress followed by free time. Transfer by coach to harbour and depart by ferry for Rhodes. Transfer to Hotel Plaza for three nights.

Day

10

Visits in Rhodes medieval town on foot. Evening talk: Rhodes – from Colonists to Crusaders.

Day

11

Rhodes Acropolis (with stadium) and Lindos (town founded by the Dorians and boasting layers of classical and medieval history).

Day

12

Depart Rhodes 1010 on Aegean Air, arriving Athens 1110. Depart Athens 1530 arriving London Heathrow 1730.

Tour Dates

8 Oct — 19 Oct 2018

Days

12

Cost

£2895

Tour Code

DODE-18

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Cost includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £390.

 

 
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