What makes this tour of Cyprus, Rhodes and Malta special?
Travel with Professor John France, renowned Medieval specialist
Hosted by the director of The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, enjoy a private talk over cocktails on CAARIs most recent work
Hosted by the Director, join CAARIs archaeologists for a private dinner party
Tour Neolithic Choirokoitia on Cyprus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
See Cyprus’ churches, designated as UNESCO World Heritage
Tour the medieval city of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Private tour of prehistoric sites with Dr. Nicholas Vella of Malta University
Maximum 14 participants
For thousands of years, the islands of Cyprus, Rhodes, and Malta and the Eastern Mediterranean sea coasts have been invaded, explored, inhabited, and claimed by a multitude of civilizations. These locations were of great strategic importance, and during the Crusades, knights and kings conquered and lost great swaths of this land. The profusion of magnificent archaeological ruins left behind proclaim their significance. Join Far Horizons for a 15-day tour from Cyprus to Rhodes to Malta, along the path of the Knights of the Crusades. Known as the Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, the order was founded to defend the crusader towns in the Holy Land. When these settlements collapsed, the Knights continued their fight in Cyprus, Rhodes, Symrna, Bodrum and ultimately Malta. We will follow its journey across time and across the Mediterranean Sea upon which it left very deep and still visible imprints!