Greece: Origins of Western Theater

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Length

10 days

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Cities

Athens, Delphi, Mycenae, Nemea, Nafplio, Aegina Island, Poros Island and Hydra Island

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 8 Nights of Accommodation
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Travelers Insurance

Program Highlights

  • Acropolis Museum & Site
  • Day Trip to Delphi & Arachova
  • Trip to Nemea, Mycenae and Nafplio
  • Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
  • Excursion to Olympia & Epidaurus
  • One Day Cruise (3 islands)
  • Greek Dance Lesson & Performance

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

  • Depart Home for Athens, Greece

Day 2 – Athens

  • Arrive in Athens, Greece
  • Airport Transfer – Private Bus
  • 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 3 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Campus and Program Orientation (on campus)
  • “Athens: The Cradle of Democracy” – (HAU Faculty Member, off campus – no transportation/ use of
  • metro). The group will visit the Acropolis Hill and the New Acropolis Museum.
  • Acropolis Hill – Visit the birthplace of drama ,the sanctuary of Dionysus along the south slopes of the Acropolis .How were held the drama competitions in ancient Athens? As we are walking to the the entrance gate Propylaea we will see the temple of Nike. Propylaea will deliver us to the top where we will walk around the Parthenon and Erechtheion
  • Acropolis Museum – The Acropolis Museum is consistently rated as one of the best museums in the world. Devoted to the Parthenon and its surrounding temples, it is cleverly perched above Athens like a luminous box. The large glass panes beautifully draw in the ancient and modern parts

Day 4 – Delphi

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Delphi
  • Guided Tour of Archaeological Site of Delphi and Museum
  • Lunch Break
  • Transfer to Arachova (traditional Greek Village)
  • Free Time to Explore the Village
  • Return to Athens

Day 5 – Nafplio

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Trip to Nemea, Mycenae, Nafplion
  • Guided Tour at the Archaeological Site of Nemea (Discussion on Ancient Greek Athletics)
  • Guided Tour at the Archaeological Site of Mycenae ( Discussion on Ancient Greek Mythology)
  • Transfer to Nafplio – Free Afternoon
  • Overnight in Nafplio

Day 6 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Guided Tour of the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus
  • Swimming at a Local Beach
  • Lunch Break in Nafplio
  • Return to Athens

Day 7 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • One Day Cruise – Aegina, Poros and Hydra – Your Greek island cruise from Athens begins with the colors of the sea, fresh salt air and the gentle breeze of the Saronic Gulf to heighten your senses. A day cruise to three islands. Lunch included

Day 8 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Greek Dances’ Lesson at the Dora Stratou Theater
  • Lunch Break
  • Greek Dances Performance at Dora Stratou Theater

Day 9 – Athens

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 10 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer – Private Bus
  • Depart Athens, Greece for Home

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