Greece: History & Mythology



10 days






May 29th – June 7th, 2021

Greece was inhabited as early as the Paleolithic period and by 3000 BC had become home, in the Cycladic Islands, to a culture whose art remains among the most evocative in world history. Greek culture gave great importance to knowledge and in a few centuries, with limited population, managed to explore and make progress in many fields of science, mathematics, philosophy and knowledge in general and its impact was enormous in the Western Civilization. Greek literature has influenced not only its Roman neighbors to the west but also countless generations across the European continent.

During this program, participants will learn about Greek mythology by visiting some of the main sites in Athens, such as the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, the National Gardens, Hadrian’s Arch, Plaka, Syntagma Square, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and more.

Program includes

  • 9 Nights of Accommodation 
  • Daily Continental Breakfast 
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • All Ground Transportation 
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance
  • Travelers Insurance

Program highlights

  •  Acropolis Museum & Archeological Site
     National Archeological Museum
     Temple of Zeus
     Ancient Agora
     Excursion to Sounion and Delphi
     Temple of Poseidon
    Hadrian’s Arch and Ancient Agora
    Academy of Athens Tour
    Olympic Stadium
     Greek Cooking Class & Tasting Menu


Day 1 – Athens

  • Meet the Group at Hotel
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 2 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Athens Historical & Cultural Walking Tour National Gardens, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Ancient Agora, Plaka, Syntagma Square, Change of the Guards, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and more…

Day 3 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Service Learning Program
  • Group Lunch
  • Service Learning Program
  • 1 Hour Seminar on Leadership
  • Group Dinner

Day 4 – Sounio

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Sounion along the Scenic Coastline (approx. 2 hours) 
  • Temple of Poseidon – Majestic Cape Sounion, a strategic point rising above the Aegean sea about 70 kilometers away from Athens in the southern region of Attica, was known by Ancient Greeks as the “Sacred Cape.”
  • Lunch Break
  • Afternoon at the beach
  • Return to Athens

Day 5 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Olympic Stadium Visit – The Old Olympic Stadium in Athens Greece, built of granite in late 19th century on the site of ancient Athens from the 4th Century; hosted the first modern games in 1896.
  • Lunch Break
  • Lycabettus Hill – Standing 277 meters above sea level, Lycabettus Hill is the highest point of Athens.
  • Chapel of Saint George & Sunset View

Day 6 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • National Archaeological Museum – The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art.
  • Lunch Break
  • Kerameikos Cemetery – Kerameikos, the cemetery of ancient Athens: Kerameikos is one of the most important but least visited archaeological sites in Athens. This was actually the cemetery of ancient Athens and was continuously in use from the 9th century BC until the Roman times.

Day 7 – Delphi

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Day Trip to Delphi – Museum, Temple of Apollo and Ancient Theatre The panHellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the ‘navel of the world’. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was indeed the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world.
  • Lunch Break
  • Arachova Village – Arachova Village is a mountainous village nestling picturesquely at the foot of Mt. Parnassus in Viotia, Southern Greece.
  • Return to Athens

Day 8 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Academy of Athens Tour – Visit the highest research establishment in the country. It was established in 1926, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. The Academy’s main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens.
    Greek Cooking Class & Tasting Menu at Meliartos – Meliartos team discovers local products from producers all over the country and serves them to you in a very special way.

Day 9 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Athens
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 10 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • End of Program
  • Depart Athens, Greece for Home

Program payments

1st Deposit Payment of $400 due December 29th, 2020

2nd Payment of $645 due February 29th, 2021

3rd Payment of $645 due April 29th, 2021

Notes: Airfare is not included in the program; Please wait for confirmation that trip has met the minimum number of participants before purchasing airfare.

Payment Policy: The 1st deposit is refundable up to 100 days prior to departure. If the trip is canceled for not reaching the minimum number of participants the deposit will also be refunded. 

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