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Romancing the Islands A

2 Nights Athens, 3 Nights Mykonos & 3 Nights Santorini

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Dreaming of that perfect honeymoon with beautiful beaches, endless panoramic view, and gorgeous sunsets? The Greek islands are the ideal destination for romance. Explore the dynamic city of Athens where you can witness the classical sites such as the Acropolis and world-class shopping right next to each other. Enjoy three sun- and fun-filled days on the island of Mykonos. This island voted as one of Europe’s best, has captivated visitors with traditional architecture, whitewashed houses, sandy beaches and its famous nightlife. Breathtaking Santorini is the romance island, featuring incredible sunsets and panoramic views. It offers the honeymooner the best of everything - from a visit to a 3,500 year-old archaeological site at Akrotiri to famous wineries and sunset sails. This deluxe package will ensure the honeymoon of your dreams and memories that will last forever.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1

    ATHENS

    Upon arrival into Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
  • DAY 2

    ATHENS

    This morning, explore this fascinating city on your own or choose to join in an optional half day tour that visits the impressive Acropolis and its museum, the Panathenaikon Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896, and much more. An afternoon optional visit to Cape Sounion will delight you as you watch the striking sunset from the ancient Temple of Poseidon.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 3

    ATHENS / MYKONOS

    Today you will be transferred to the airport for a quick flight to the beautiful whitewashed island of Mykonos. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for a glorious, fun-filled three-night stay. This evening you will enjoy a complimentary a la carte dinner (drinks not included) at the hotel’s Veranda restaurant, offering you a romantic and intimate setting with the most magnificent sunset views.
    Breakfast and Dinner Included
  • DAY 4

    MYKONOS

    Spend your day relaxing at one of many pools at your hotel or on one of the island’s numerous beautiful beaches, or stroll the town’s narrow whitewashed streets and chic shops, and sip a drink on the waterfront.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 5

    MYKONOS

    Today is at leisure. Take an optional tour to the nearby island of Delos, a UNESCO world heritage site, considered by the Ancient Greeks to be one of the holiest sanctuaries where the god Apollo and goddess Artemis were born according to Greek myth. Or, spend the day relaxing at your hotel and taking in the breathtaking beauty around you from your villa’s plunge pool situated high above the sea. A couples massage (not included) at the hotel’s Sweet Spa offers a romantic interlude as you spend some quality time embracing a world of relaxation.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 6

    MYKONOS / SANTORINI

    Today you will sail the Aegean Sea by high speed ferry to the volcanic island of Santorini, one of the most unique places in the world. The island will greet you with its striking cliffs and legendary tales. A Homeric representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Oia, perched on the rim of the caldera offering panoramic views of breathtaking beauty.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 7

    SANTORINI

    You will spend today at your leisure. Sip a cocktail at the hotel’s pool offering direct views of the endless Aegean blue or walk the narrow streets of Fira, with its many shops and restaurants. This evening, grab a seat at a cliffside cafe in Oia to catch the island’s famous sunset.
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 8

    SANTORINI

    Enjoy today at your own pace. Take an optional catamaran day cruise for a unique chance to admire Santorini’s beauty, sailing along the deep blue waters of the island. Alternatively, you can visit the unique black or red sand beaches, the Minoan archaeological site of Akrotiri or a winery to taste the island’s famous wines (all at an additional cost).
    Breakfast Included
  • DAY 9

    SANTORINI / ATHENS

    Transfer to the Santorini airport for your flight back to Athens.
    Breakfast Included

Package Includes

  • 2 night luxury hotel accomodations in Athens.
  • 3 night luxury hotel accommodations in Mykonos.
  • 3 night luxury hotel accommodations in Santorini.
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Air transportation between Athens and the islands.
  • Ferry transportation between Mykonos and Santorini, business class.
  • All transfers as per itinerary.
  • Special Honeymoon bonuses throughout.
  • Souvenir gift.
  • Hotel taxes and service charges.
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person.
  • Orientation by Homeric Tours representative at Athens hotel.
  • 24/7 Support from a Homeric representative.
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance program.

HONEYMOON BONUSES:
ATHENS: Sparkling wine, cakes and flower decoration in your room 
MYKONOSs: Complimentary dinner at the Veranda restaurant(alcoholic drinks additional), Sparkling wine and fruit in your room, 20% off all Sweet Spa treatments
SANTORINI: Bottle of Prosecco and fruit platter in your room, 20% off all spa treatments

Dates & Prices

Romancing the Islands A - DOUBLE PRICES (Land Only)

AthensElectra Metropolis
(Superior Room)
MykonosSan Marco Villas
(1-Bedroom Villa)
SantoriniSantorini Secret
(Pure Suite)
APR 13 - 23, 2020$3,237
APR 24 - APR 28, 2020$3,458
APR 29 - MAY 12, 2020$3,475
MAY 13 - 24, 2020$3,722
MAY 25 - 30, 2020$4,074
MAY 31 - JUN 3, 2020 $4,082
JUN 4 - 26, 2020$4,329
JUN 27 - 30, 2020$4,822
JUL 1 - 31, 2020$4,814
AUG 1 - 21, 2020$4,798
AUG 22 - 30, 2020$4,304
AUG 31 - SEP 12, 2020$4,329
SEP 13 - 25, 2020$4,165
SEP 26 - 30, 2020$3,483
OCT 1 - 10, 2020$3,458
OCT 11 - 23, 2020$3,237

HOTELS

Mykonos

San Marco Hotel Luxury Hotel & Villas★ ★ ★ ★ ★
San Marco Luxury Hotel & Villas - Just 4 km from the town of Mykonos , and 1.5 km from the new harbor of Tourlos, lies the exclusive area of Houlakia Bay – and the San Marco Hotel . Right on the natural beach (a preserved archaeological site), the hotel hugs the gently sloping hill that overlooks the bay and the small isle of Delos. There is a mini bus leaving from the Hotel’s entrance that brings you in five minutes to Mykonos capital “Chora” where one may enjoy the shopping opportunities and the famous Mykonos nightlife. The San Marco Hotel is built in authentic Cycladic style with traditional whitewashed walls, deep blue wooden shutters, wooden pergolas and over-hanging balconies. The hotel consists of 4 independent and individually architectured buildings that house the 86 newly renovated rooms, maisonettes and suites. The rooms are exceptionally spacious and are equipped with all modern conveniences. All rooms have private balconies or verandas that overlook the hills surrounding Houlakia bay, the gardens or the Mythical Aegean Sea.
  • Hotel Address:Houlakia Bay, 84600, Mykonos, Mykonos - Greece
    Phone:(+ 30) 22890 27172, Fax:(+ 30) 22890 25376, Email:sanmarco@sanmarco.gr

Santorini

Santorini Secret Suites & Spa★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Immerse yourself in the beauty of one of the most unique islands of the world, while experiencing the luxury and tranquillity that Santorini Secret Suites & Spa has to offer. The beautiful suites and villas stay true to the traditional Cycladic island architecture, while invigorating your senses with splashes of bright colour within the stylish decor, giving them a contemporary twist. Located in Oia, where one of the most stunning sunsets in the world can be enjoyed, the suites are a perfect retreat for those who want to experience the best Santorini has to offer. Overlooking the Aegean Sea, each stay at Secret Suites & Spa will guarantee memories filled with breathtaking views of crystal blues and warm sunset colors.

Athens

Electra Metropolis★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Electra Metropolis is a brand new 5 star hotel in the heart of Athens. Located just minutes from Syntagma Square, the most famous square in Greece, this Athens luxury lifestyle hotel is near many Athens tourist attractions and other places to visit in Athens, Greece. This new jewel of Athens has 216 luxurious and fully equipped suites and rooms with views of the Acropolis and the old neighbourhood of Plaka. There is also an impressive atrium in the centre of the hotel which is surrounded by restaurants, cafes, the spa and conference rooms. The hotel also has a unique Roof Garden with a spectacular view of the Parthenon and the entire city. The building was designed by the famous architect Patroklos Karantinos and was, for many years, home to the Ministry of Education. However, it has now been transformed into one of the best hotels in Athens, and this enticing example of Retro Chic style has made its mark on modern Athens and is now a trailblazing example of today’s interior architecture and design.

BROCHURE

Brochure Name:

GREECE 2020

Romancing the Islands A Tour Page:

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Optional Tours

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Ancient Corinth

Half Day (morning)

$84 

Starting from Athens we drive westwards along the scenic coast, until we reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (short stop). Shortly thereafter we reach the ancient town of Corinth (visit) where St. Paul lived and preached for two years. Back in the ancient times Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge agora (market place) and Apollo's Temple (6th C.B.C) brief stop at the site of the ancient port of Kechreai where St. Paul disembarked.

 

Athens By Night

city: Athens/(Greece) Nightly 

$82

Your evening dinner/tour begins with a pleasant scenic drive through the illuminated boulevards of Athens, as far as Piraeus, Greece's principal commercial port. Continue to Marina Zea, one of the busiest yacht harbors in the Mediterranean and home port to many luxury pleasure yachts belonging to Greece's ship owning and international jet-set communities. From here, a short drive to Mikrolimano, another picturesque yacht and fishing boat harbor, home to the ex Royal Yacht Club and many fine waterfront seafood restaurants. We finally return to Athens and the renowned "Plaka" district, located around the base of the Acropolis, for dinner with live floor show at a typical Greek taverna

Classical Tour

Athens/(Greece) Three days (on Halfboard Basis)

$515

DAY 1: Starting from Athens, drive westward along the scenic coast until reaching the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (short stop). Drive to Epidaurus (visit the archaeological site and the Theatre famous for its remarkable acoustics) and then on to Nauplia, the first capital of Greece (short stop). Drive to Mycenae, where you will visit the archaeological site and then depart for Olympia through the central Peloponnese area passing the cities of Megalopolis and Tripolis. Arrive in Olympia. Dinner and overnight in Olympia. (D) 
DAY 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to ANTIRION on the "state of the art" suspended bridge considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos and then continue to Delphi. Dinner and overnight in Delphi. (B,D) 
DAY 3: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Two hours at leisure before starting the drive back to Athens. (B.) 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Classical Tour with Meteora

 Four days (on Halfboard Basis)

$719

DAY 1: Starting from Athens, drive westwards along the scenic coast, until reaching the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (Short Stop). The Corinth Canal is a junction of international sea transport and serves ships coming from the western Mediterranean and Adriatic en route to eastern Mediterranean and black sea ports and vice-versa. Continue along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Epidaurus for a visit. On the headland called "Nesi" at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.
Then depart for Nauplia, the first capital of Greece (Short Stop). Next, drive to Mycenae for a visit. Mycenae, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon which was first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization. In the afternoon depart for Olympia. Dinner & Overnight in Olympia. (D) 
DAY 2: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Olympia. Drive via Patras to Rion, cross the channel to Antirion on the "state of the art" suspended bridge considered to be the longest and most modern in Europe. Arrive in Nafpaktos and then continue to Delphi. Dinner & Overnight in Delphi. (B,D) 
DAY 3: In the morning visit the archaeological site and the museum of Delphi. Depart for Kalambaka. Drive through Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala. Arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight (B,D) 
DAY 4: In the morning, visit breathtaking Meteora and in the early afternoon start the drive back to Athens passing via Thermopylae (visit) and Kammena Vourla. (B)
The most outstanding classical sites are visited on this tour, reminding the visitor of the glory that was Greece. 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

One-Day Cruise Excursion to Hydra, Poros & Aegina

Lunch Included 

$107

7:45am - Transfer by motorcoach from Athens to Piraeus Port and embark on the cruise ship. 
8:15am - Sail for the island of Hydra, where you will have time at leisure for strolling, shopping or swimming. In the early afternoon sail for the island of Aegina, passing through the narrow strait separating the Peloponnesian coast from the island of Poros.. Upon arrival in Aegina you can either join the excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (extra cost ) or walk around the main town. Lunch is served on board. 
Sail to Poros for a short visit before reembarking for the sail back to Piraeus Port. 
7:15pm  Arrival at Piraeus Port and transfer to Athens

One-Day Delphi

Delphi Full Day (Lunch Included)

$122

Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets). Arrive in Delphi the ancient sanctuary of Apollo. Visit the Museum where one can see among other archaeological treasures, the unique bronze Charioteer, then proceed through the sacred way to the Athenian treasury. Visit the Temple of Apollo. Return to Athens by the same route.

One-Day Mycenae & Epidaurus

Athens/(Greece) Full Day

$122

Drive along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Mycenae (Visit) . Mycenae 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon that was first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization

Then drive through Argos on the way to Nauplia, the 1st capital of Greece in 1829. After lunch depart for Epidaurus for a visit.

On the headland called "Nesi" at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating.

 

Sounion

Half Day (afternoon) 

$56

Driving along the coastal road past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza and countless coves, one has a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour, Cape Sounion is dominated by the spectacular Temple of Poseidon overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Three-Day Delphi & Meteora

     Three Days (on Halfboard Basis)

$515

DAY 1: Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) and arrive in Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. Visit of the archaeological site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the "severe" Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner & Overnight in Delphi. (D)
DAY 2: Morning at leisure. Drive by the Central Greece towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala to arrive into Kalambaka. Overnight. (B,D)
DAY 3: In the morning visit the breathtaking Meteora and then start the drive back to Athens, passing through Thermopylae (visit) and Kamena Vourla. (B)
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Two-Day Delphi

Delphi Two Days (On Halfboard basis)

$210

DAY 1: Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) and arrive into Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. 
Visit the Archaeological Site and the Museum where one can see among other archeological treasures, the unique bronze statue of the Charioteer dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos, the tyrant of Gela, in 478 B.C. when he won the chariot-race at the Pythian Games. This incomparable statue is a representative example of the ''severe'' Attic style, certainly the work of a major artist. 
The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner & Overnight in Delphi. (D). 
DAY 2: Day at leisure to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of Delphi's landscape, before the afternoon drive back to Athens. (B) 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Two-Day Meteora

Athens/(Greece) Two Days (On Halfboard basis)

$227

DAY 1: Drive through Levadia and Arachova (famous for its bright multi colored carpets) and arrive in Delphi. At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world. According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world and seat of the Pythian Games, the second most important games in Greece after the Olympics, which were held every four years. Visit of the archaeological site (Museum not included). 
After visit depart to Kalambaka through the towns of Central Greece  Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala - crossing the Thessalian Plain, the granary of Greece. Dinner & Overnight in Kalambaka. (D). 
DAY 2: Morning visit of the breathtaking Meteora and its monasteries built on the top of high rocks. Then start the drive back to Athens passing through Thermopylae where Leonidas was killed (visit) and Kamena Vourla. (B) 
Accommodation during tour in 1st class hotels

Two-Day Mycenae & Epidaurus

Athens/(Greece)  Two Days (on Halfboard basis)

$210

DAY 1: Starting from Athens, drive westwards along the scenic coast, until you reach the Corinth Canal with its breathtaking views (Short Stop). The Corinth Canal is a junction of international sea transport and serves ships coming from the western Mediterranean and Adriatic en route to eastern Mediterranean and black sea ports and vice-versa. 
Continue along the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf to Mycenae for a visit. Mycenae, 'Rich in Gold', the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon that was first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization. Then depart for Nauplia, the first capital of Greece. After lunch, afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Nauplia. (L) 
DAY 2: After a morning at leisure, depart for Epidaurus for a visit. On the headland called "Nesi" at Palaia Epidaurus, the theatre of the ancient city is quite well-preserved, in the shape it acquired during the latter years of its function. The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which permit almost perfect intelligibility of unamplified spoken word from the proscenium or scene to all 12,000 spectators, regardless of their seating 
In the afternoon drive back to Athens (B).

Important Tour Info

PACKAGE RULES – ROMANCING THE ISLAND A

  • Tours can be extended as desired. Please inquire.
  • A Greece(accommodation)tax of up to 4 euros per person per night is additional and will need to be paid directly to the hotel upon check-out.
  • Hotels featured above may be substituted according to the availability.
  • Additional nights are available upon request.
  • Homeric Tours can provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy and do not include the transatlantic flights

 

INCLUDED FEATURES INFO – ROMANCING THE ISLAND A

HONEYMOON BONUSES:
Athens: You will receive a bottle of wine and flower decoration in your room
Mykonos: Complimentary dinner at the Veranda restaurant(alcoholic drinks additional), Sparkling wine and fruit in your room, 20% off all spa treatments
Santorini: Bottle of Prosecco and fruit platter in your room, 20% off all spa treatments

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Prepare for the Unexpected

Homeric Tours highly recommends that all our passengers purchase travel insurance. We offer a cost-effective, comprehensive insurance plan that protects you in cases such as having to cancel your trip for medical reasons, leaving your trip early due to an emergency, getting reimbursed in case your baggage arrives late, and so on.

We offer two separate plans: one for passengers who purchase only air tickets from us and the other for passengers who purchase land-only services (hotels, cruises, transfers, etc.) or land-and-air packages.

TRAVEL TIPS – GREECE

GREECE

PASSPORT/VISA: (It is recommended that your passport have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Because rules and regulations frequently change, please inquire about passports validity and visas from the consulate of the foreign country you will visit. Participants with valid U.S. and Canadian passports do not require visas. If you hold a passport of a foreign country, please contact the Greek Consulate in your area for information on whether or not you need a visa. 
Important: Passengers requiring a Schengen Visa must have a multi-entry Schengen Visa if visiting more than one country.) 
CLIMATE: (The temperature in Athens ranges from 55F in January to 92F in July and August. Seasonal breezes called meltemia moderate the summer heat. The country averages more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.) 
CLOTHING: (Dress tends to be casual, but there are limits. Sleeveless dresses and shorts may not be worn in monasteries and churches, and women should be sure that arms and shoulders are covered. Jackets for men and cocktail dresses for women are required in the posher of restaurants and in the casinos.) 
EXCURSIONS: (Visiting the Greek ruins often means traversing over irregular stony terrain that can present a double hazard. Thus, shoes worn on such excursions should be sturdy and absolutely comfortable. Do not wear high heel shoes on these excursions.) 
CURRENCY: (The unit of currency is the Euro. Coinage is available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents with 1 and 2 Euros. Bank notes come in units of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euros. It is not necessary to exchange your money prior to your arrival in Athens.
There are two banks open where you can exchange your money at the baggage claim area in Athens airport. There are also banks at the hotels.) 
TIPPING: (The Greek restaurants automatically include a 15% service charge. If that is the case, the custom is to leave small change on the plate for the waiter and an equivalent amount on the table for the bus boy. In restaurants without a service charge or in the case of room service, 15% is the norm.) 
SHOPPING: (The favorite buys in Athens are furs, leather goods (especially shoes), hand-woven and hand-embroidered clothing and linen, ceramics, handbags, jewelry and flokati rugs. The most elegant shopping area is the Kolonaki district where you will find the latest European styles.) 
ELECTRICITY: (The standard electrical current throughout Greece is 220AC and the outlets are made for 2 round poles.) 
BANKS & CREDIT CARDS: (All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and cosmopolitan boutiques. However, they are not used as extensively as they are in the U.S. Traveler's checks are widely accepted throughout Greece. They can be exchanged easily at almost all banks and post offices.) 
TIME: (There is a seven-hour (+7) difference when New York is on the Eastern Standard Time. Greece, along with the rest of the European Community, observes daylight savings time from April to October.) 

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