Origins of Western Theater: Greece 



28 days




*Program price stands as an estimate until ticketing is finalized.



June 29 –  July 26, 2021

Program includes

    • Roundtrip Airfare
    • 26 Nights of Accommodation 
    • Daily Continental Breakfast
    • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
    • Greek Cooking Class & Tasting Menu
    • Entrance to All Venues
    • All Ground Transportation
    • Guide & Assistance
    • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
    • Travelers Insurance
    • Classroom Space

    *Program price stands as estimate until ticketing is finalized.
    Deposit is non-refundable


DAY 01: Departure – Tuesday, June 29

  • Depart Home for Athens, Greece

DAY 02: Athens – Wednesday, June 30

  • Arrive in Athens, Greece
  • Airport Transfer – Check-in & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.  
  • Welcome Dinner & Greek Traditional Dancing – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with Greek live music & dancing.

DAY 03: Athens – Thursday, July 1

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • AcropolisVisit 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
  • Lunch Break
  • 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 of the city, making it a truly evocative experience.

DAY 04: Athens – Friday, July 2

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Montclair State University Courses (TBD)
  • Reflection Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 05: Athens – Saturday, July 3

  • 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
  • Athens Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – National Gardens, Plaka, Syntagma Square, Change of the Guards, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,  etc…

DAY 06: Delphi – Sunday, July 4

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Travel to Delphi (approx. 2 hours)
  • 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

Days 7-10: Athens – Mon to Thu, July 5-8

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Montclair State University Courses (TBD)
  • Reflection Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 11: Nafplio – Friday, July 9

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Nafplio – (approx. 2 hours)
  • Check-in & Refresh
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Nafplio (First Capital of Greece)
  • Reflection Time and Cultural Immersion

Day 12: Nafplio – Saturday, July 10

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Olympia(approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Museum of Olympia
  • Olympic Village
  • Return to Nafplio

Day 13: Epidaurus – Sunday, July 11

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus – Probably the most beautiful and best preserved of its kind, the theater of Epidaurus was built in the 4th century BC by Polykleitos the Younger. Due to its excellent acoustics and condition, the ancient theater is still used today, most notably under the framework of the annual Epidaurus Festival.
  • Return to Athens via Corinth – (approx. 3 hours)

Day 14-17: Athens – Mon to Thurs, July 12-15

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Montclair State University Courses (TBD)
  • Reflection Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 18: Athens – Friday, July 16

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Sounion along the Scenic Coastline
  • 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 19: Athens – Saturday, July 17

  • 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 20: Athens – Sunday, July 18

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Optional 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.

Day 21-24: Athens – Mon to Thu, July 19-22

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Montclair State University Courses (TBD)
  • Reflection Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 25: Athens – Friday, July 23

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • National Theatre of Greece visit In 1994, the National Theatre became a non-profit organization known as the Greek National Theatre. Its remit is, through theatre, to promote culture and preserve Greek cultural identity. Chief among its specific areas of interest is: The study and research of ancient drama, and its staging and dissemination in Greece and abroad.
  • Lunch Break
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 26: Athens – Saturday, July 24

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Ancient Agora “Democracy and Drama” – with Mariza Anyfanti we will go through the ancient history of Athens and how Drama and Democracy were connected.
  • Lunch Break
  • Greek Dance Lesson & Performance – Dora Stratou Theater in Plaka

Day 27: Athens – Sunday, July 25

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

Day 28: Return – Monday, July 26

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

Program payments

1st Payment: $500 deposit due (March. 1st, 2021) 120 days prior to departure
2nd Payment: $1,702 due (March. 31st, 2021) 90 days prior to departure
3rd Payment: $1,702 due (April. 30th, 2021) 60 days prior to departure

Faculty Leaders:
Prof. Mark Hardy

Prof. Jessica Brater

Prof. Randy Mugleston


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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