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The Minoan Civilisation
8 days


Join us on the route to unveiling the vibrant Minoan society through art, archaeology, architecture, mythology, religion and material culture. Our 8-day voyage will give us insights into the Minoan settlements, including the palaces of Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, and Zakros.


Discover the prominent role the Minoan palaces played in administration, trade, and as religious and political epicentres. Uncover the connection between Minoan culture and the influence it had on the shaping of Western European civilisation as we know it today.


  • 1. Introduction to Minoan Civilisation


  • 2. Ancient Greek Religion & Mythology


  • 3. Aegean Art & Archaeology


  • Indulge yourself in the legendary sea-faring culture of the Minoans, who have a major place in world history, as building the first civilisation to appear on European soil.


  • Explore the magnificent labyrinthine palaces of  Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and Zakros and their sophisticated colourful frescoes.


  • Visit the fascinating caves connected to the birth and childhood of the father of Gods, Zeus; the Diktaean and the Idaean Cave.


  • Immerse yourself in legendary myths such as the ones of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and the Labyrinth, as well as of Daedalus and Icarus.


  • Discover fascinating archaeological museums, which boast truly impressive exhibits, such as the bare-breasted snake goddess statuette from the palace of Knossos, the acclaimed Phaistos Disc and the striking black stone Bull's Head Rython of Knossos.


Day 1 - Heraklion


Day 2 - The Palace of Zakros 


Day 3 - Diktaean Cave & the Palace of Malia 


Day 4 - Idaean Cave & the Palace of Knossos


Day 5 - Gortyn & Phaistos


Day 6 - Rethymno/Eleftherna/Armeni


Day 7 - Chania


Day 8 - Falassarna



What is included 

- 7 nights accommodation in hand-picked and well-located superior class hotels, including breakfast or half board
- Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites
- Professional licensed guides, lecturers and tour manager
- Transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach
- Information material
- Local taxes


What is not included

- Airfares to/from Greece
- Gratuities (optional)
- Anything not specified in the "what is included" section



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