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TOUR FEATURE INCLUDES: • Round-trip air: USA – Greece – USA

• Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative

• Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout

• Professional English speaking Orthodox guide(s) • Your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels • 9 Nights of hotel accommodation • Breakfast and dinner daily • 8 Days of sightseeing tours • Optional 3 Day cruise • Port taxes and onboard gratuities • All transfers • All entrance fees • Hotel taxes and service charges • Porterage of one suitcase per person • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group.

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Journey through the ancient Peloponnese, full of treasures depicting a civilization that still captivates the world. Continue to Epidaurus, a lovely riverside sanctuary where healing arts were once practiced. Visit the amphitheatre, a miracle of acoustics, which hosts the famous summer Greek tragedy festival with participation by leading Greek performers. Continue to Mycenae, with its Lion Gate, the ruins of the Palace of Agamemnon and the Royal Tombs. Some of the richest archaeologi- cal finds are from this area. Continue to Corinth of St. Paul and the marketplace where the Apostle preached to the Corinthians, the Temple of Apollo and the Corinth Museum. Continue via the Corinthian Canal to Athens. Time permitting we stop at Dafni Monastery. Dinner and overnight Athens. (B,D)

DAY 10: ATHENS After breakfast, our Athens city tour begins with a visit to the Agora where Paul preached, and where Socrates taught and was forced to drink the deadly hemlock. Visit the Acropolis to see the Parthenon and its Museum, the theatre of Dionyssos, the Temple of the Wingless Victory and other sights which reflect the golden age of Greece. In the afternoon visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Kessariani Monastery. This evening enjoy dinner in the Plaka with traditional Greek music and dancing. Dinner and overnight in Athens. (B,D)

DAY 11: USA After breakfast we depart for the airport for our flight home. (B)


DAY 11: MYKONOS (ANO MERA) After breakfast, we transfer to Rafina (port of Athens) and board our superfast ferry to Mykonos (2 ½ hrs). Upon arrival we transfer to our hotel. After check in, we take a very short coach drive to Ano Mera to visit the monastery of Panagia Tourliani whose main church houses a superb collection of icons made by a Cretan painter, as well as holy vessels and vestments. The wonderful belltower and marble fountain are in the courtyard of the monastery and are worth seeing. Dinner and overnight in Mykonos. (B,D)


Leave your luggage behind as we take a half day excursion to the nearby island of Tinos. We visit Pyrgos, the most characteristic village of Tinos, with a long tradition in marble carving. The island is special for the Orthodox Greeks as it hosts the Church of Panagia (Virgin Mary), considered the protector of the country, with a miraculous icon inside. This church receives thousands of pilgrims year round, particularly on the 15th of August, on the occasion of the Dormition of the Virgin. Return to Mykonos and enjoy the rest of the after- noon at leisure to shop, swim and enjoy the slow pace of the island. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

DAY 13: CRUISE Today is free for last minute shopping or relaxing at the pool or beach. In the afternoon transfer to the port to board your cruise ship and begin your 3-day cruise. Dinner on board. (D)


Arrive in Kusadasi and take an optional tour to the ancient city of Ephesus, where Paul preached. See the monastery of St. John, where tradition tells us the Apostle is buried. You can also visit Mary’s house where tradition tells us Mary spent her last days upon leaving the Holy Land with St. John. In the afternoon cruise towards Patmos, where St. John the Divine received the mystical revelation which forms the last book of The New Testament. Your optional excursion takes you to the Grotto of the Revelation and the 11th century Monastery of St. John (which houses the original manuscript of the Gospel). (B,L,D)

DAY 15: CRETE / SANTORINI This morning we arrive in Heraklion, the capital of Crete and visit the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 by Sir Arthur Evan and partially reconstructed, the elaborate palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos at the seat of ancient Minoan culture. This afternoon depart for the island of Santorini, possibly the most breathtaking of all Greek Islands. (B,L,D)

DAY 16: ATHENS / USA This morning return to Athens and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

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