MHU 2018 Tour Presents…

Athens, Greece – September 12-22, 2018

Included in the tour price: Cruise based on inside cabins (upgrades are available through Key Tours), Entrance Fees and luggage handling, group arrival and departure transfers for those who included air, hotel accommodations, local taxes and service charges, meals (9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners), shore excursions in Kusadasi, Rhodes, Patmos and Santorini, sightseeing with licensed tour guides and touring with Air conditioned Deluxe Motorcoach.

Not included in the tour price: Passport and or VISA fees, travel insurance, any expenses on the US Mainland, excess baggage fees, baggage and souvenir forwarding costs, telephone calls, personal expenses, means not specifically included in the itinerary, after dinner tea or coffee, any beverages such as mineral water or soft drinks, and optional excursions.  Also, customary tips to drivers, tour escorts, hotels and guides are made at the traveler’s discretion and aren’t included in tour price.

Alumni & Friends Tour to Greece: Itinerary

Wed, Sept. 12, 2018

Flight from: Charlotte Douglas Airport to Athens, Greece

Thurs, Sept 13, 2018

Athens-Arrival

Upon arrival to Athens Airport, we are met by our local representative and transferred to our hotel in the city center. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel followed by an overnight stay.

Fri, Sept 14, 2018

Athens to Delphi to Meteora

After breakfast at our hotel, depart Athens for Meteora. En route, visit the spectacular Delphi archaeological site and its museum. Continue to Meteora and, after checking in to our hotel, experience an evening sunset tour. Meteora was once home to more than 20 rock monasteries, clustered precariously on top of Meteora’s sandstone cliffs and etched into the rocks as caves and dwellings. Visit one of the six remaining monasteries with your guide, and then continue to one of the caves (‘hermitages’), high up on the cliffs, near the remote St Nicolas Badovas Monastery. See inside the caves, and then visit an old Byzantine church nearby. Continue our tour to a little-known vantage point and relax as you watch the sun sink below Meteora, casting an ethereal glow on the rocky vistas that stretch out in front of you. Afterwards, we head back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Sat, Sept 15, 2018

Meteora to Athens (Acropolis)

After breakfast at our hotel, depart Meteora and return to Athens. En route, stop at the site of the battle of Thermophylae to visit the monument to King Leonidas. After check-in at our Athens hotel, experience a guided tour of the Acropolis including the Parthenon. Overnight at your hotel in Athens.

Sun, Sept 16, 2018

Athens- City Tour & Acropolis Museum

After breakfast at our hotel, experience a guided tour of Athens during which we will see the Greek Parliament building. The Monument to the Unknown Soldier with its kilted guards, the National Gardens, the Panathenian Stadium, and the Temple of Zeus. Visit the Acropolis Museum. The afternoon is at leisure.

Mon, Sept 17, 2018

Athens to Piraeus to Mykonos

After breakfast at our hotel, we are transferred to the port of Piraeus to embark on our cruise of the Aegean. Sail to the island of Mykonos, and arrive in the evening for a 5-hour visit. Lunch and dinner are served on board. Overnight aboard ship.

Tues, Sept 18, 2018

Kusadasi to Patmos

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on board our cruise ship. Arrive to Kusadasi in the morning. Experience a guided shore excursion to the ancient site of Ephesus. In the afternoon, sail to the island of Patmos and visit the Monastery of St. John. Overnight aboard the ship.

Wed, Sept 19, 2018

Rhodes

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on board our cruise ship. Arrive to the island of Rhodes in the morning. Experience a guided shore excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos and the Castle of the Knights of St. John. Overnight aboard ship.

Thurs, Sept 20, 2018

Heraklion (Crete) to Santorini

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on board our cruise ship. Arrive to the island of Crete in the morning. Consider joining an optional shore excursion to see the Minoan Palace of Knossos. In the afternoon, sail to the island of Santorini and experience a sightseeing tour to the picturesque village of Oia. Overnight aboard ship.

Fri, Sept 21, 2018

Athens to Cape Sounion to Athens

After breakfast, disembark our ship in the port of Piraeus. Journey to Cape Sounion south of Athens to visit the Temple of Poseidon here before transferring to our hotel in Athens. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in the Plaka. Overnight at our hotel in Athens.

Sat, Sept 22, 2018

Athens-Departure

After breakfast at our hotel, we are transferred to the airport at the appropriate time to board our return flight home.

For more information, call or email Darryl Norton, Tour Coordinator
(828)689-1347
dnorton@mhu.edu

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