Take a Virtual Trip to the Greek Isles
with Marilyn Harris
Our tour guide, Marilyn Harris, worked in education for over 40 years and in her retirement has continued to teach classes on history and travel.
Part 1: Mykonos and Rhodes
Wednesday, January 19, 1:00-2:15pm on Zoom
Mykonos is one of the most frequently visited of the 227 Greek islands, known for both its party and family-friendly atmospheres. Apart from the picture-perfect beaches and white-washed houses, there are photo-opportunities everywhere in Mykonos – 16th century windmills, unique architecture, and of course, Petros the Pelican. Rhodes is a must for history buffs. Also known as the “Knights’ island, the strong walls, stone-paved alleys, elegant mansions, and medieval castle of Old Town create the illusion that you have time-traveled back to the age of the knights. Call the COA at 781-786-6280 to register. You do not need to attend both sessions.
Part 2: Crete and Santorini
Wednesday, January 26, 1:00-2:15pm on Zoom
Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands with thousands of years of culture and history. You’ll find some of the most significant attractions in Greece here, including famous archaeological sites such as the Minoan palace of Knossos as well as castles erected by Venetians and Byzantines. You can’t visit the Isles without a stop in Santorini, one of the most photographed islands in the world where white-washed cubiform houses cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (volcanic crater) and overlook a sparkling blue-green sea. The cable car ride up the cliff to Fira is in itself an experience – although if you prefer, you could go by mule! Call the COA at 781-786-6280 to register. You do not need to attend both sessions.