Santa Barbara Museum of Art on a tour exploring Santorini

May 10, 2006 — May 19, 2006 • Category: Events
A 10 night tour, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, has been announced. The tour takes participants on an archaeological discovery which explores the islands of Santorini and Crete. Set to begin on the 10th of May, the timing could not have been more ideal. With wild flowers blooming, adding immensely to the beauty of the historical sites, this tour will allow participants to actively interact with their environment, which will give them a feel of the local life, remarked Theresa Payne, a representative of the museum. The tour begins in Athens and ends there as well, with participants getting to spend four nights on each island and the remaining two nights will be spent in Athens itself. The places they will be taken to in Athens are the Olympic stadium and the Acropolis to name a few. The group will be taken to Heraklion on Crete, where they will experience a drive along the stunning coastline on the way to Rethymnon. On the way stops will be made at Palace of Knossos as well as the Monastery of Arkadi. On the island of Santorini the group will visit the excavations in Arkotiri and also scale the extinct volcano at Fira, which will be followed by a cruise to the islet in the caldera, Thirassia. This interesting and fun tour will cost 4,245 USD per person and provides double occupancy, for which there is a 350 USD one time surcharge. The cost also includes round trip fare from Los Angeles to Athens, all meals, accommodations, the scheduled sightseeing, entrance fees as well as all internal flights.