Excavation Tour in Eastern Crete: The Origins of Crete

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Excavation Tour in Eastern Crete: The Origins of Crete

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Visit an archeological excavation in progress in a Minoan villa and become part of a unique experience in one of the best Greek islands.

Visiting Places: Village of Anatoli, Ierapetra region, Eastern Crete
Duration: 5.5 hours (approx.)

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Activity Description

One of the first of its kind in Greece, the Crete Excavation Tour offers a unique opportunity visit an archaeological excavation in progress and gain a first-hand appreciation for the process of uncovering Greek culture and heritage. Based in the village of Anatoli, just a short drive from the island’s south coast, you’ll spend an unforgettable morning learning about and observing the excavation process from top archaeologists from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

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Special Features

  • Exclusive access to an archaeological excavation site
  • Introduction to the excavation procedures
  • On-the-spot seminars about the different types of artifacts and the basic principles of environmental archaeology

Why We Like It

This is a rare opportunity to experience hands-on an authentic archeological dig on your holiday in Greece; one of the most unforgettable and remarkable things to do in Crete. 

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Mon-Fri, Jul 11- Aug 19 | 9am. [DATES FOR 2017 PENDING]

Duration: 5h 30m (half day, till 2:30pm)

Group size:  Private parties of min. 2 - max. 7 adults 

Spoken Language: English

Meeting Point: Hotels in Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and Ierapetra (meeting/ending)

Pace: Easy (mini-bus, walking * The Greek terrain is often hilly, in the countryside and in urban areas alike. If you have mobility issues or special requirements, please advise in advance in order to inform the Vendor who will provide you with additional accessibility information and do their best to find a suitable solution).

Included: Field expert (archeologist) and host, entrance fees, snacks and refreshments at the excavation site, mini-bus transfers as described (to/from hotels in Elounda, Aghios Nikolaos or Ierapetra). 

Excluded: Meals and any other drinks and refreshments not mentioned as included. 

Note: This excavation tour in Crete is available only as a private tour for individuals aged over 18. Transfers from other parts of Crete other than Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and Ierapetra may be available upon request. 

Discounts for Young Travellers: n/a

Vendor: Discover Greek Culture

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