ATHENS, METEORA & CRETEin 223 days
Depart: 4 October 2020
Destination 1 – Athens
PHALERON WAR CEMETERY for Wreath Laying Service. This ATHENS MEMORIAL, commemorating nearly 3,000 members of the land forces of the Commonwealth who lost their lives during the campaigns in Greece and Crete in 1941 and 1944- 1945. Afternoon at leisure.
Destination 2 – Meteora
We head north to Kalambaka via Brallos Pass and Domokos. Domokos was a major defensive position. Kalambaka was also a major blocking position during the withdrawal to cover our forces withdrawing through Larissa south towards the evacuation beaches
Destination 3 – Crete
Flight from Athens to Crete. Afternoon we tour Souda Bay War Cemetery, 42nd Street and Galatas where the NZ forces temporarily held the German paratroopers prior to settling into our hotel in Rethymnon. Wreath Laying Service.
Additional Destination – Austria & Paris
Optional 3-day gaming option to Casinos Austria
Optional 3-day food & beverage to Paris – Sial