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Malta's Ancient LegaciesCrete and the Minoan Culture

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HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY QAWRA BAY HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY HERSONISSOS LOCAL FLIGHTS Explore the medieval walled city of Mdina LOCAL FLIGHTS Explore the ruins of Knossos Palace Malta's Ancient Legacies Explore Malta's intriguing archaeological past, tracing the island's history from prehistoric times to Roman rule Crete and the Minoan Culture Ancient Crete was the heart of the Bronze-Age Minoan kingdom ­ fortunately for archaeology enthusiasts, many remains can still be seen. ALL INCLUSIVE 7 nights from £1049^ Including optional travel insurance§ Departing April 17, 2018. Holiday code: AV180. Single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability All breakfasts, lunches and dinners Free bar open 12 hours a day Local wine with lunch and dinner Eight excursions with 12 visits Three archaeology talks Expert archaeology host and Saga representative Welcome drink and drinks reception Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Porterage at your hotel. l l l l l l l l l ALL INCLUSIVE 7 nights from £1029^ Including optional travel insurance§ Departing: May 15 (£1049) and October 9 (£1029), 2018. Holiday code: AV098. Single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability Full board Wine, beer and water at dinner Free bar open 15 hours a day Six excursions with 12 visits Three talks Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Archaeology host and Saga representative Drinks reception Porterage at your hotel. l l l l l l l l l Your programme Ghar Dalam Caves: See rich deposits of animal bones that predate man, including pygmy hippos and elephant. The Malta Experience and National Museum of Archaeology: The museum houses a wealth of artefacts from the island's long history, from the Phoenicians to the Romans, and to the Knights of St John. Hagar Qim Temple: Visit this impressive Neolithic temple. Mnajdra Temples: See the three temples of Mnajdra that span more than a millenia. Roman Museum and St. Agatha's Catacombs: Explore this first-century Roman house complete with splendid mosaic floors, and catacombs. Mdina: Enjoy a tour of this wonderful medieval walled city. Tas-Silg and Clapham Junction cart ruts: Visit the megalithic and later remains of Tas-Silg and see the `cart ruts' at Misrah Ghar il-Kbir, nicknamed `Clapham Junction'. Gozo and Ggantija temples: Visit the island of Gozo to see this megalithic temple. Seashells Resort At Suncrest Hotel QQQQ This locally rated 4-star hotel lies in an enviable seafront location near Qawra, it has two restaurants and two outside swimming pools. There are 425 bedrooms with balconies. You can extend your holiday at the Seashells Resort and Suncrest Hotel. Please call for details. To find out more visit saga.co.uk/ancient-legacies Your programme Kritsa, Lato and Heraklion: Visit the ancient church of Panagia Kera, the ancient hilltop city of Lato and the Archaeological Museum at Heraklion. Knossos: See the remains of 4000-year-old Knossos Palace. Górtyn, Phaistos and Mátala: Visit the Doric city of Górtyn, the ancient city of Phaistos and the man-made caves ­ former catacombs ­ at Mátala. Rethymnon and Armeni: Explore the 16th-century Venetian fortezza, the archaeological museum, and a Late Minoan necropolis. Gournia, Elounda and Spinalonga: Travel to Elounda, take a boat to the former leper colony, Spinalonga, and see the Minoan town at Gourni. Malia and Lasithi Plateau: Visit the Minoan palace at Malia, drive around the Lasithi Plateau and see the Dikteon Cave ­ birthplace of Zeus. Imperial Bélvédere QQQ Set beneath the village of Koutouloufari and close to the town of Hersónissos, this locally rated 4-star hotel is just 500 metres from the beach and offers 340 bedrooms, a restaurant and three bars. You can extend your holiday at the Imperial Bélvédere and enjoy two included excursions. Please call for details. To find out more visit saga.co.uk/minoan ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Gatwick to Malta on the scheduled services of Air Malta. Prices are subject to availability and may change. Current available prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. § A reduction of £30 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Gatwick to Heraklion on the scheduled services of British Airways. Prices are subject to availability and may change. Current available prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. § A reduction of £30 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. To book see page 70 and call FREE on 0800 074 8021 or visit saga.co.uk/specialinterests 43