Save the Date!
Departing mid-May 2024
The Friends of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP SCEC) are putting the finishing touches on MINOTAGE*, an eight-night tour of archaeological sites and wineries on the island of Crete. The tour will emphasize both the Minoan civilization and the modern Cretan wines that are its legacy. You will walk the ancient sites where Minoan viticulture was born with leading archaeologists including Tom Brogan (Director of the INSTAP SCEC) and Kostas Chalikias (Assistant Director of INSTAP), as well as guest specialists. Discover six exemplary vineyards with structured tastings of their legacy wines by archaeologist and wine writer Al Leonard, designed to bring out the very best of what the island is producing today. Enjoy excellent meals and wines at specially chosen restaurants, and luxurious accommodations at two locations in Crete. This all-inclusive tour is managed by the Eos Study Tours team, who have planned and directed for over 20 years all AIA Tours, the travel program of the Archaeological Institute of America. The tour will depart in mid-May 2024 and will be limited to a small group. You are encouraged to express your interest in learning more about this tour by calling 800-856-8951 (9am-5pm ET) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, so that you will receive the detailed brochure as soon as it is available.
MINOTAGE is designed to support the INSTAP SCEC.
*MINOTAGE (Minoan Meritage) combines the term “merit” (the quality of grapes) with “heritage” (the centuries-old traditions of winemaking) that we have inherited from the Minoans, Europe’s first great civilization.