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Kos and the Asklepion

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Classic
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Classic

We'll tour the Asklepion, the ancient Greek version of med school. The three-terrace complex sits on a hill surrounded by Cyprus trees. In addition to being fascinating in itself, the Asklepion also has some breathtaking views. We'll visit the archaeological site, which contains the ruins of the old gymnasium and thermal baths from the ancient Greek era. Our tour will continue to Kos with a visit to the old part of the city. Sites we'll see include the agora—the ancient commercial and social center of the harbor and one of the largest to have been excavated to date.  Nearby, we'll find the Tree of Hippocrates, where legend has it the Greek savant taught his students. Our last stop will be the medieval castle built by the Knights of the Order of Saint John.

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  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

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This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises
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Following the Footsteps of the Olympian Gods from the Ancient City of Athens to Cyprus, the Cyclades, and the Dodecanese (port-to-port package)

ATHENS - DELOS - MYKONOS - SANTORINI - KOS - RHODES - LIMASSOL - LARNACA

Discover ancient Greece on an exciting trip to Athens and its Acropolis. Travel the stunning coastline to Cape Sounion and the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon. Explore windswept Delos and the charming villages and beaches on Mykonos. Marvel at the island of Santorini with its splendid views and picturesque villages. Top it all off with a visit to medieval-infused Rhodes and the mysterious archaeological sites in Paphos, Cyprus.

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8 Days
On request
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