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    Zeus and Ganymede, Socrates and Alcibiades, Alexander the Great and Hephaestion: learn about ancient Greece’s gay gods and heroes with eminent gay historian Andrew Lear and his team of archaeologist guides, while enjoying some of Greece’s best hotels and restaurants. This 10 day/9 night trip is an exploration of Greece’s archaeological marvels and its incredibly important role in gay history and art. We visit the most famous sites, such as the Athenian Acropolis, Delphi, and Mycenae, while learning about their often-ignored gay side—and we also visit less well-known sites, such as the lion monument of Chaironeia, that speak of Greece’s gay past. For the first five nights, we stay in the historic center of Athens and explore the mainland on day excursions. The next phase of our trip takes us to one of the world’s great beauty spots: the Greek islands. And we visit the two most beautiful of them, Santorini and Mykonos. After a morning boat trip out from Athens’ ancient port, the Piraeus, we land on Santorini, where we spend the next two days visiting many epochs of the island’s history: Akrotiri, the large prehistoric city that is probably the basis for the myth of Atlantis; ancient Thera, a well-preserved ancient Spartan city whose graffiti may explain the origins of Greek homosexuality; and Oia, the beautiful all-white village famed for its views of sunset over the island’s vast sunken caldera and for the donkeys that form its traditional transport system. Hotels, transportation, escorting, guides and admissions included; all breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 2 dinners.

    • Professor of gay history accompanies tour
    • Archaeologist local guides
    • Central hotel in Athens
    • Hotel in Mykonos central, with own beach
    • Rooftop dinner with view of Athens Acropolis
    • Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
    • Archaeology/gay history tours of Athens
    • Gay Secrets tour of National Archaeological Museum
    • Excursion to Mycenae, Epidauros, and Nemea
    • Excursion to Delphi and Chaironeia
    • Boat trip to Mykonos
    • Day excursion to island of Delos
    • Optional traditional Greek cooking lesson
    • Day 1 Afternoon gay history walking tour (dinner included)
    • Day 2 tour the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum
    • Day 3 Day excursion to the Peloponnese: Nemea, Mycenae, Epidauros
    • Day 4 National Archaeological Museum shopping or Greek cooking lesson
    • Day 5 Day excursion to the temple of Apollo at Delphi
    • Day 6 Ferry to Santorini
    • Day 7 Santorini
    • Day 8 Ferry to Mykonos
    • Day 9 Mykonos & excursion to island of Delos
    • Day 10 The tour ends with breakfast