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Tour Cost Per Person: $3,999.00
based on a minimum of 10 guests / double occupancy
Single supplement for a private room: $670.00

Includes:
Deluxe motor coach, personal driver and Greek guide
All meals as listed in the itinerary
11 nights lodging in 4+ star noted hotels or similar
Domestic flight Athens to Crete / ferry Crete to Naxos / Naxos to Athens
All group tours and activities as noted in the itinerary
All archeological site entrance fees as noted in the itinerary
VAT taxes and all local taxes
Group discussion time facilitated by Jenniffer Weigel

Not included:
International airfare to Athens, Greece
Tips to guides, drivers and hotel staff
Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
Beverages with meals / any alcoholic beverages
Personal items, room service, phone calls, laundry etc.
Anything not specifically noted in the tour itinerary
Recommended Travel insurance

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Contact:  Gayle Lawrence
Journeys of Discovery
1-727-785-5563
Jenniffer (Jen) Weigel is an award winning broadcast journalist who won an Emmy for her on-camera reporting for CBS.
In addition to her television reporting, she spent years as a columnist and radio host, and has written four books about
spirituality, and published several audio books based on her popular podcast series “I’m Spiritual, Dammit!” Jen has spent
the last twenty years interviewing gurus, healers, doctors, mediums and psychics trying to “bridge the gap between the
mystical and the medical”. She also hosted the Emmy nominated food show “Taste” for NBC where she traveled across
America sampling great food and wine.       
Learn more about Jen: www.jenweigel.com
JOURNEYS OF DISCOVERY PRESENTS
Sept 27 - Oct 9, 2020
Magic and Myth of Greece and the Islands
with Jenniffer Weigel -  Jen's 2nd tour to Greece






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    Join Jenniffer Weigel on her 2nd tour to Greece and other
    like-minded souls as you nourish mind, body and spirit on a magical
    journey to explore the Magic of ancient Greece! The timeless legends
    of the Aegean Islands evoke the adventures of Homers heroes, while
    lively harbors and charming towns showcase today’s vibrant Greek
    culture.  Here, dazzling white-washed villages and lively ports serve
    as a backdrop to classical archaeological sites that have continued to
    lure travelers and scholars since ancient times. The Acropolis,
    perched on a high hill in the center of Athens is stunning. The
    mystical mountains of Greece hold the mysteries of the Oracle at
    Delphi and the mystical rock spires of Meteora... The food is
    fabulous, the local folks friendly, Ancient Sacred Sites energetically
    powerful and the sunsets from the islands are stunning as you sit
    back and relax on lovely island beaches.
                                               Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Sun. Sept 27, 2020    Depart USA for Athens, Greece.

Day 2: Mon Sept 28    Athens        Meals: Welcome Dinner
Athens, morning arrival and transfer to the hotel.  A group transfer is included for the majority arriving in the same time
frame. Settle in, rest and enjoy lunch on your own. Spend the afternoon exploring the famous Plaka area and this evening
enjoy a Group Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
 Overnight: Royal Olympic Hotel  

    Day 3: Tues Sept 29         Athens        Meals: B,L,D
    After a good night’s sleep and breakfast, we’ll take a tour of Athens, named
    after Athena - protector of female wisdom. Our tour will include the Royal
    Palace and the Panathenian Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the
    modern era were held in 1896. Continue to the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrians
    Arch on the way to The Acropolis. Perched on a hill above Athens, the
    Acropolis reveals architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, the
    Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion and finally the "harmony
    between material and spirit, the Parthenon. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
    Overnight: Royal Olympic Hotel


    Day 4: Wed Sept 30    Meteora        Meals: B,L,D
    Depart for Kalambaka in central Greece to visit the unique monasteries of
    Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Greek word Meteora means
    "suspended in the air". The conglomerate rock at Meteora has eroded into
    fantastic rock towers upon which medieval monks built incredible monasteries.
    The isolated monasteries of Meteora helped keep Greek Orthodox religious
    traditions and Hellenic culture alive during the turbulent Middle Ages. It is a
    mystical experience to visit some of these monasteries perched on top of
    these rock spires. Hotel Amalia Kalambaka

    Day 5: Thurs Oct 1   Delphi                Meals: B,L,D
    This morning we begin our scenic drive into the mountains to Delphi. Delphi is
    breathtaking and was believed to be the “navel” (omphalos) of the world and
    where Apollo’s most important and famous oracle, Pythia, was located. Follow
    the Sacred Way up to Apollo’s Temple, where his oracle priestess delivered
    her oblique prophecies. Marvel at the beauty of the landscape and consider
    the never-ending search of mortal people for truth and the true meaning of
    life. We will also visit the Osios Loukas monastery that was built in the
    Byzantine era on the ruins of an ancient temple. Then explore the exquisite
    Museum which is full of masterpieces, all of them “ex votos” (images produced
    as a sign of thanks for an answered prayer or favor granted) of the pilgrims
    who came to consult Apollo. The pride of this museum is the bronze
    “Charioteer”, one of the finest examples of classical sculpture of the “severe
    style”. Enjoy lunch at a local Greek restaurant.   Amalia Delphi Hotel



Day 6:        Fri Oct 2    Crete                Meals: B,L,D
Check out of the hotel and enjoy the scenic drive back to Athens for lunch. Then transfer to the airport for our afternoon
flight to Greece’s largest Aegean island – Crete, home of the ancient Minoan culture. Crete enchants and seduces the
senses of everyone who visits with its wild natural beauty, majestic landscape, vivacious spirit, rich cultural history, world-
famous cuisine and its warm, friendly people.

“The mystery of Crete runs deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force coursing warmly and
beneficently through their veins, sensing their soul beginning to grow” wrote Nikos Kazantzakis, Crete’s most celebrated
author. Enjoy the next 3 nights at the 5 Star beach resort hotel.
Aldemar Cretan Village

    Day 7: Sat Oct 3    Crete                Meals: B,L,D
    Today we make a pilgrimage to the small convent at Paliani to ask for a
    blessing from the 1000 year old Sacred Myrtle Tree. Many spontaneous
    healings and miracles have been witnessed standing at this tree. Paliani
    Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Crete and this specific
    myrtle tree is considered sacred (Holy Myrtle) and is honored every year
    on September 24. Inside the trunk of the Holy Myrtle, is believed to be
    the icon of Panagia Mirtidiotissa (Virgin Mary of Myrtle).

According to the tradition, once the area was covered by forest and the villagers set fire to create farmlands. Suddenly, the
voice of Virgin Mary was heard and the surprised villagers found the icon of the Virgin with branches of myrtle painted
around her. Later when some children went to the same place, they saw that the painted branches had sprouted and the
trunk gradually covered the icon! The icon of Virgin Mary is visible only by children. At Paliani, you will see a lit candle next
to the myrtle and many offerings hung on its branches, as the tree is considered miraculous. The “Cult of Holy Myrtle” is
actually a survival of ancient religious habits; more specifically the worship of sacred trees in the Minoan religion. Return to
the resort for lunch and the afternoon is yours to enjoy on your own. Aldemar Cretan Village

    Day 8:        Sun Oct 4    Crete                Meals: B,L,D
    Today we visit Knossos, the most famous of the Minoan Palaces and a sacred
    ceremonial center. Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete. It is
    grander, more complex, and more flamboyant than any of the other palaces
    known to us. Marvel at the advanced architecture and sacred art, the first
    flushing toilet and the world famous "dolphin fresco". Here the Minoan Snake
    Goddess was discovered, bare breasted and proud, possessing the ancient
    wisdom of the serpent. Walking through the complex multi-storied buildings
    one can comprehend why the Palace of Knossos was associated with the
    mythological labyrinth which was the dwelling place of the Minotaur in Greek
    mythology. Return to the resort for lunch and enjoy the afternoon on your
    own. Aldemar Cretan Village


Day 9:        Mon Oct 5     Naxos                Meals: B,D
This morning we depart from Crete and transfer to the port at Heraklion and board the ferry to Naxos. The port of Naxos
is perhaps the most impressive port in the Cyclades group of islands. At first glance, one can admire the island’s capital
Naxos Town and its medieval castle. Arrive at this beautiful island and transfer to your lovely beach resort hotel and enjoy
lunch. The afternoon is free. The resort is a 2 minute walk to St. George beach and a 10 minute walk to Naxos town.
Astir of Naxos Hotel










Day 10: Tues Oct 6    Naxos                Meals B,L,D
Full day tour of Naxos island. Galanado is the first village we come across and the famous Bellonias tower. We continue to
the small village Damalas where we visit a traditional ceramics workshop and a restored traditional olive press. Continue
through the fertile valley of Tragaia with a stop at the village Halki and the interesting Byzantine church of Panagia
Protothroni and the citrus distillery. Near the village of Moni, visit the Byzantine church of Panagia Drosiani, a monument of
the early Christian period with interesting frescoes.

Next stop is Apiranthos with its paved marbel alleys. Its inhabitants became miners, stockbreeders and cultivators of the
vine. They still produce a wine which is extremely satisfying both to the palate and the eye, a fact which gave rise to the
saying that in Naxos there were springs which produced not water but the sweetest wine. Apiranthos has 4 interesting
museums and a small aquarium. Enjoy lunch at the local taverna.


    On the way back visit Flerio, Melanes to visit the ancient archaic marble quarry
    and view the statue of Kouros representing the idea of youth used in Archaic
    Greece as both a dedication to the gods in sanctuaries and as a grave
    monument. Dinner at a local restaurant.    Astir of Naxos hotel
    Day 11: Wed  Oct 7        Naxos                Meals B
    Today is a free day to enjoy the beauty of the island, hang out on the beach
    or by the pool. Explore Naxos town or the cobblestone streets of Chora, the
    islands capital. Astir of Naxos Hotel

    Day 12: Thurs Oct 8   Athens        Meals B, Farewell Dinner     
    After breakfast transfer to Naxos port to embark on our ferry back to Piraeus
    port, Athens. The afternoon is yours to explore more of Athens. This evening
    share a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. Royal Olympic Hotel

    Day 13: Fri Oct 9   Departure         Meals B
Transfer to the airport to connect with your flight back to your home city. Group transfer is included for the majority
departing in the same time frame. Welcome Home from a Magical Journey to Greece.