Greece Bestemming – Yoga and Wellness

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Dates

June 30 – July 9, 2024

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Length

10 Days

Program includes

8 Nights of Accommodation:
– 2 people per room for participants, each with their own bed and ensuite bathroom
– Single for faculty/program leader with ensuite bathroom
 – Free wifi and daily continental breakfast
All Ground Transportation
Welcome & Farewell Dinners
Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
Full Time On Site Program Director Available 24/7 in case of Emergencies
24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
SAA’s Mandatory Health Insurance* (see next page)
SAA’s $5m Liability Insurance (COI available upon request)
Tips & Gratuities

Not Included

International Airfare
Meals Not Specified
Passport and Visa Fees (if applicable)
Single Room Upgrade Costs for Participants
Classroom/Meeting Space
Optional Activities and Suggestions
Optional Travelers Insurance and/or CFAR/IFAR
Personal Expenses

Program highlights

Visit National Gardens in Athens
Visit the Temple of Zeus in Olympia
Visit of Plaka
Visit the Ancient Agora and the Roman Agora
Visit the Lake Vouliagmeni
Visit organic Farm in Athens
Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
Visit of the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina
Visit to Pistachio Farm
Aegina Walking Tour

Itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Sunday,  June 30

Depart Home for Athens, Greece

 

DAY 2 – ATHENS/AEGINA – Monday,  July 1

Arrive in Athens, Greece 

Transfer to Aegina, High Speed Boat(approx 40 min)

Welcome Dinner (included) The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets. 

 

DAY 3 – AEGINA – Tuesday, July 2

Breakfast (included)  & Day Briefing 

Morning Yoga Session
Lunch Break (included)

A Guided Walking Tour of Aegina Town Including a Pistachio Tasting – Aegina was for a short period of time the first capital of Greece after the outbreak of the War of Independence against the Ottoman rule. Its history starts from the Neolithic period, as the island has been inhabited since 3,000 BC. During the walking tour we will also taste some local delicacies based on the island’s flagship product: the pistachio. The pistachios cultivated on the island are of protected designation of origin. They are high in potassium and vitamin B6 and are righteously considered as a super, concentrated food.

Overnight in Aegina

DAY 4 – AEGINA – Sunday, July 3

Breakfast (included) & Day Briefing 

Guided Visit of the Temple of Aphaia – 

Very important archaeological site but also a place of unique energy. People have visited Aphaia since at least the 14th Century BCE. Female figurines have been found, showing that locals 

worshiped a goddess of fertility, childbirth and agriculture. It is also part of Greece’s ‘sacred triangles’: along with the Parthenon in Athens, it makes neat isosceles triangles with the temple of Poseidon to the south-east and Delphi Apollo to the north-west. 

Lunch Break (not included) 

Local Beach for swimming

Overnight in Aegina

 

DAY 5 – AEGINA – Monday,  July 4

Breakfast (included) & Day Briefing
Morning Yoga Session
Free day for own sightseeing or we can plan for a boat trip to nearby islets/beaches for swimming and snorkeling (optional and not included)

DAY 6 – AEGINA/ATHENS – Tuesday, July 5

Breakfast(included)  & Day Briefing

Transfer Back to Athens High Speed Boat(approx 40 min)

Relax at the Hotel
Lunch Break (included)

Guided Walking Tour of Athens including several of the city’s highlights such as the National Gardens – Art museum located on Vasilissis Sofias, it is devoted to Greek and European art from 14th century to 20th century) the Temple of Zeus, (is a hexastyle building, which was erected over three steps of stylobate)

Plaka, the Ancient Agora and the Roman Agora and More

 

DAY 7 – ATHENS – Wednesday, July 6

Breakfast (included) & Day Briefing
Morning Yoga Session

Free Afternoon 

Cooking Class with Dinner 

DAY 8 – ATHENS – Thursday, July 7

Breakfast (included) & Day Briefing 

Full Day Program that includes a Visit and Swim at Lake Vouliagmeni – The water temperature is between 22 to 29 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The water is constantly being renewed both by the thermal springs and the sea and this results in its brackish composition. 

Visit an Organic Farm – Where we learn about their regenerative agriculture techniques (45’ tour) and enjoy a farm-to-fork meal as well as either a honey tasting or an olive oil tasting

Lunch (included)

Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion – This magnificent Doric temple stands on a vertical precipice, enjoying a breathtaking 180 degrees view of the open sea. The ancient Greeks always chose to build their temples and oracles at places with palpable energy and Cape Sounion is definitely one of them.

DAY 9 – ATHENS –  Thursday, July 8

Breakfast (included) & Day Briefing 

Morning Yoga Session

Lunch Break (not included) 

Farewell Dinner (included) & Program Closing

 

DAY 10 – RETURN- Saturday, July 9

Breakfast (included) & Day Briefing 

Transfer to the Airport

Departure Athens, Greece for Home

For more details please contact:
Program Leaders:
Alexandra Salas, Ph.D.
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Nichol Killian, DSocSci

Professor of Anthropology & Sociology, Prevention Scientist

Email: nicholkillian430@gmail.com

For any additional information or questions please email us at: Info@studyabroadassociation.com

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