Join us! And discover the fascinating
archaeological heritage and history of the
Mediterranean Islands of Cyprus and Rhodes, as well
as Bodrum on the Aegean Coast of Turkey, and the
Greek Isle of Kos.
Under the superb leadership of archaeologist Dr.
Blanche Menadier, we will explore archaeological
sites, museums, and fascinating ancient cities. We are
fortunate to have become acquainted with Blanche,
through her archaeologist husband Dr. Ken Sheedy,
who so many of you have traveled with.
Our investigation of Cyprus will include the most
important prehistoric site in the eastern
Mediterranean, Choirokoitia, as well as the Idalion
and Cyprus museums, for an excellent introduction
to the influence of Assyrians, Greeks, Phoenicians,
and Romans on Cyprus. We’ll also explore Limassol
and Amathus, Kourion, Kato Paphos and other sites,
and have an adventure into the Troodos Mountains.
After an introduction to Rhodes, we will ferry
across to Bodrum Turkey. Here we will discover the
site of Halicarnassus, the ancient Mausoleum which
was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,
and see the wonderful discoveries in the Underwater
Museum in Bodrum Castle. We’ll then take a boat to
explore Kos, birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of
We will return to Rhodes to visit the cliff top site
of Lindos on Rhodes, which was dominated by the
spectacular temple of Athena Lindia in ancient times.
We invite you to join us to discover these
fascinating sites in the eastern Mediterranean with
our charming and talented archaeological leader,
Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
for AAAS, Sigma Xi, ACS
& The Planetary Society
$4,295 plus air