Crete trip deadline Nov. 14

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of boats in a dock on the island of Crete.

The deadline to take part in Casper College’s spring 2020 trip to the island of Crete is Thursday, Nov. 14.

The trip to the Mediterranean island will take place from Feb. 26 through March 10, 2020. “This is a one-of-a-kind adventure that isn’t available anywhere else, as we will have George Vlastos as our tour guide,” said Laura Driscoll, adding, “We will leave behind the tourist areas and travel to the Amari Valley to experience life in small villages.”

According to Driscoll, trip leader and executive dean of continuing education at Casper College, the trip will begin with time spent in the coastal cities of Iraklion and Hania. From there, the group will travel to “ … the picturesque Amari Valley to explore local sites and visit the Vlastos’ olive farm that has been in the family since the 1450s,” she said.

The trip will feature a multitude of sights and adventures, from spectacular ruins, art, museums, churches, monasteries, beach communities, and quaint villages. The trip will conclude with a stop in the Greek capital of Athens.

The cost per person double occupancy is just $4,300 and includes airfare from Casper to Crete. In addition, hotel accommodations including breakfast, private group coach while on Crete, transfers between airports and hotels, six group dinners, one group lunch, and entrance fees to five museums in Crete are included in the cost.

To sign up or for more information, contact Driscoll at 307-268-3401, 307-268-2733, or

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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