Splendors of Greece
Athens, Meteora, Delphi....and
3 magical islands Mykonos, Delos, Santorini
with Susan Duval Seminars
Oct. 1 - 12, 2019
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    Tour Cost: $3,670.00 minimum of 10 guests / double occupancy
    Single supplement private room: $891.00

    Private tour bus, personal driver and Greek, English speaking local guide
    All meals as listed in the itinerary
    10 nights lodging at noted hotels or similar
    High speed ferry to Mykonos, Delos and Santorini
    All tours and archeological site entrance fees as noted in the itinerary
    VAT taxes and all local taxes

    Not included:
    International airfare to Athens, Greece
    Tips to guides, drivers and hotel staff
    Meals not listed in the tour itinerary
    Beverages with meals / any alcoholic beverages
    Personal items, room service, phone calls, laundry etc.
    Anything not specifically noted in the tour itinerary
    Travel insurance

    To reserve your space or for further details:
    Contact:   Gayle Lawrence
    Journeys of Discovery

    Join Susan Duval in Greece!
    and other like-minded souls as you nourish mind, body and
    spirit on a magical journey to explore the Splendors of
    ancient Greece! The timeless legends of the Aegean
    Islands evoke the adventures of Homers heroes, while lively
    harbors and charming towns showcase today’s vibrant
    Greek culture.  Here, dazzling white-washed villages and
    lively ports serve as a backdrop to classical archaeological
    sites that have continued to lure travelers and scholars
    since ancient times. The Acropolis, perched on a high hill in
    the center of Athens is stunning. The mystical mountains of
    Greece hold the mysteries of the Oracle at Delphi and
    many other extraordinary sites. The food is fabulous, the
    local folks friendly, Ancient Sacred Sites energetically
    powerful and the sunsets on Santorini are incredibly
Photo Susan's Oct. 2018 group to Greece!


Oct 1, 2019.  Day 1: Depart evening flight USA for Athens

Oct 2 Day 2: Arrive Athens  – Welcome Dinner  
Arrive Athens, a group transfer time will be scheduled which accommodates the flight arrival time
of the majority of the group.  A local representative will meet the group and transfer you to the
hotel. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner together.
Elia Ermou Hotel or similiar

Oct 3 Day 3: Athens City Tour                                     Meals: B L D
This morning enjoy a tour pf Athens and visit the center of the city, Constitution Square, the
House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. On your way
to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and stop at
the Panathenaico Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896.
Then continue to the Acropolis and visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of
Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally the harmony
between material and spirit, the monument that puts order in the mind, the Parthenon. Finally
visit the Acropolis Museum. Lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon is free to shop and explore
more of Athens on your own.    Overnight Elia Ermou Hotel or similiar
Oct 4 Day 4: Morning Departure for Meteora                Meals B L D
Your journey on mainland Greece continues as you depart for Western Thessaly in central Greece
to visit the unique monasteries of Meteora. The Greek word Meteora means "suspended in the
air". The conglomerate rock at Meteora has eroded into fantastic rock towers upon which medieval
monks built incredible monasteries. The isolated monasteries of Meteora helped keep Greek
Orthodox religious traditions and Hellenic culture alive during the turbulent Middle Ages. In 1988,
UNESCO declared Meteora to be a World Heritage Site. In the afternoon you will visit some of
these amazing monasteries with your guide.
Hotel Meteora or similiar

Oct 5 Day 5:  Morning Departure for Delphi                    Meals: B L D  
After breakfast check out of the hotel and begin your scenic drive into the mountains to Delphi..
This breathtaking place was believed to be the “navel” (omphalos) of the world and Apollo’s most
important and famous oracle was here. Follow the Sacred Way up to Apollo’s Temple, where his
priestess Pythia delivered her oblique prophecies, marvel at the beauty of the landscape and
consider the never-ending search of mortal people for the truth and the real meaning of life.
Discuss the ideas of the last philosophers of the pagan world (neo – Platonism and neo-
Aristotelianism) and their effect on the early “fathers of the Christian Church”. We will visit the
exquisite Museum which is full of masterpieces, all of them “ex votos” (images produced as a sign
of thanks for an answered prayer or favor granted) of the pilgrims who came to consult Apollo.
The pride of this museum is the bronze “Charioteer”, one of the finest examples of classical
sculpture of the “severe style”. Enjoy an included lunch at a local Greek restaurant with delicious
Nafiska Palace Hotel or similiar

Oct 6 Day 6: Return to Athens                Meals B L D
Enjoy a leisurely morning and enjoy more of Delphi on your own before a relaxing drive back to
Athens passing through a number of beautiful places on the way.   Enjoy some free time this
afternoon in Athens before dinner.           Overnight Elia Ermou Hotel or similiar

Oct 7 Day 7: Morning Ferry to Mykonos          Meals: B, L, D
This morning board the ferry which takes you across the Aegean Sea to Mykonos Island. Upon
arrival the day is yours to make the most of Mykono’s sunshine by lounging on one of the island’s
idyllic golden sand beaches such as Elias Beach, Psarou or Paradise. Or, if culture is more your
interest, Mykonos boasts several museums as well as the beautiful Church of Panagia
Paraportiani, probably the most photographed church in Greece. Admire the church’s interior and
then stroll down to the quaint neighborhood of Little Venice, where pretty blue-and-white house’s
teeter on the water’s edge. Experience the proud windmills, and a multitude of other chapels,
busy back streets with balconies full of flowers, small café’s and a multicolored fleet of fishing
boats at the port.           Overnight
Petinos Beach Hotel or similiar

Oct 8 Day 8: Morning Half Day Tour to Delos         Meals B
After breakfast take a 30 minute boat ride to the small island of Delos, one of the most sacred
sites in Greece. Due to it’s mystical location, it was the center of the Cyclades islands in the
ancient world and the birthplace of the Greek gods Apollo and Artemis. Despite the islands small
size, there is a lot to see such as the Agora (ancient market place), the famous Terrace of the
Naxos Lions and the Sacred Lake. Awarded with the UNESCO World Heritage status in 1990 for
its array of ancient temples and sanctuaries, the island is well worth a visit to complement your
Mykonos experience. Return to Mykonos and the rest of the afternoon is free to explore more of
Mykonos.         Overnight Petinos Beach Hotel or similiar
Oct 9 Day 9: Morning Ferry to Santorini                Meals B,L,D
After breakfast and transfer to the port and bard the ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival, transfer to
the hotel and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon enjoy a panoramic bus tour of
the island with your guide; ending in Oia, which is where you can see the most stunning sunsets
in all of Greece.         
Daedalus Hotel or similiar

Oct 10 Day 10: Free day Santorini                        Meals: B
Sleep in, rest and enjoy your last day on Santorini doing exactly as you please. The shopping is
fantastic; the bus system to the southern tip of the island beaches is very user friendly so go
exploring. Take a boat ride to the Caldera or other tour options (additional cost) or do nothing
but relax.. Late afternoon enjoy a Greek coffee as you watch a breath taking sunset from the
cliffs of Santorini and enjoy dinner on your own at a local restaurant.      Overnight Daedalus
Hotel or similiar

Oct. 11 Day 11: Santorini to Athens                Meals B, Farewell Dinner
After breakfast transfer to the port and board the ferry back to Athens and check into the
Athens. The afternoon is yours to enjoy some shopping in the Plaka area which is full of
wonderful shops and restaurants where you can enjoy lunch and do some people watching.
Tonight enjoy a Farewell Group Dinner.
Overnight Elia Ermou Hotel or similiar

Oct 12 Day 12: Depart for Home                Meals B
There will be a Group transfer to the airport which accommodates the majority of the groups
departure times. Connect with your flight back to your home city. Welcome Home from a Magical
Journey to Greece.