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Greek Islands: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers

Inspire your visit to the iconic sites and hidden gems among the Greek islands with a local expert
US$27
Preview Lecture
US$27
Watch on your schedule, you will receive a link to watch the lecture online immedately upon purchase.
Duration
1 hour and 30 minutes
Product Type
Lecture
Lecture Details
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Lecture Description
Greece, the cradle of Western civilization, is too often thought of within the bounds of its capital city and a handful of its more famous islands. In reality, there are nearly 6,000 (200 inhabited) Greek islands to traverse throughout the Mediterranean Sea – each with its own beauty, history, charm, and traditional food to unveil for curious travelers. In this online lecture, we will virtually explore 10 iconic destinations through a combination of thrilling historical narratives and a suggested itinerary bursting with extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experiences with a locally acclaimed guide.

For travelers with a limited amount of time to enjoy the Greek islands, our Context guide to these top ten can't-miss landmarks and hidden gems is a priceless addition to any pre-travel itinerary. As we hop between these picturesque islands we will encounter the local food, art, and cultural traditions one simply must not miss while traveling.
Meet Your Expert
Dimitra

Dimitra is an archaeologist with a Master's degree focused on Minoan civilization. She is originally from Athens and moved to Crete to study it's wealth of history. She has been working both as a licensed guide and archaeologist for more than 15 years. She has excavated in sites all over Greece such as Akrotiri in Santorini, the Temple of Apollo in the Cyclades, Minoan settlements & tombs around Knossos & Phaistos, a Hellenistic town and a Roman cemetery in Crete, a Neolithic setllement in Northern Greece and Geometric & Roman finds in Athens. She represented the University of Athens in a post graduate seminar in the International Olympic Academy at Olympia where she gave a lecture on the Ancient Olympic Games to students from all over the world. As a tourist guide she has been giving tours to students from schools, colleges and universities from USA, Great Britain & Australia as well as individual travelers, families & VIPs including ambassadors & the Vice-president of China. She has appeared as a specialised Minoan archaeologist in two documentaries about the Minoan civilization on Travel Channel and History Channel.

Beginning from the superstars of the Cyclades, we will explore the most famous sunset of the world in Santorini's caldera and whitewashed houses. From there we venture through the cosmopolitan ''Ibiza'' of Greece Mykonos, the most diverse and dramatic coastline of all the Greek Islands in Milos. We will stroll around the laid-back car-free streets of sophisticated Hydra. We will head west, to the Ionian islands where the Venetian influence in the local architecture goes hand in hand with the startling majesty of the coastline, where sheer, chalk-white cliffs melt into crystal-clear waters in Europe's most breathtaking beaches – Corfu and Cephalonia. 

From there, we will head north, in the Sporades archipelago, in the remarkably verdant Skiathos with astonishing blue waters – a paradise for nature lovers. Together we will be transported into the past, as we wander the medieval old town nestled on the island of the Sun God Helios, Rhodes. And finally, we will immerse ourselves in the unsurpassed beauty, history, and culture of the biggest island of Greece, Crete. There will be time available to ask questions of our local expert at the presentation's conclusion. 

Led by an expert on Greek culture, a licensed tourist guide, and archaeologist, this interactive lecture will explore the top 10 islands of Greece. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of what each idyllic island has to offer its first-time visitors.
How do I access the lecture?
Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to stream the lecture on the Context Travel website. You can also access your past purchases anytime under My Orders. Please ensure you are logged into your account to open the streaming page. 

Is closed captioning (i.e. subtitles) available?
Yes! All of our lectures have the option to turn on closed captioning should you have difficulty hearing the expert.

How long does each event last?
Our recorded lectures typically run for 60 minutes.

How can I share this lecture with friends or family?
You are welcome to watch together with friends or family but each person viewing on their own device will need to purchase the lecture individually.

How long does my access to the lecture last?
Once you purchase a lecture, you are welcome to view it as many times as you like and your access does not expire.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?
Sales for recorded lectures are final upon purchase. Please contact us at digital@contexttravel.com if you have any questions or concerns about your purchase.

Can I purchase a gift card for a friend who is traveling?
Absolutely! Gift cards can be purchased here. Gift cards are good for 365 days from the date of purchase.
47 Reviews (4.94)

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loved it. we are only going to Santorini but she was so good I watch two other islands. will finish later but was great information
Perfect overview! This is a big topic and Dimitra nailed it! Talk was expertly crafted to appeal to a wide and varied audience of travelers! Dimitra is a gifted speaker and her talk definitely helped us to shape our family trip. With such a deep and layered history in Greece, Dimitra’s talk helped us sort isles for their period specific history(ies). Talk whet our appetites… literally!
Makes one want to travel not only to Greece, but all the islands