Greece: Origins of Western Theater

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Length

28 days

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Dates

June 28 – July 25

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Accommodation in Furnished Apartments
  • Welcome & Farewell Lunches
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • HAU Guide & Assistance
      Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Travelers Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure – June 28

Depart Home for Athens, Greece

Day 2 – Athens – June 29

  • Arrive in Athens, Greece
  • Meet Hellenic American University Representative
  • Airport Transfer to Apartments

Day 3 – Athens – June 30

  • Campus and Program Orientation (on campus)
  • Welcome Lunch at Hellenic American University“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 of the city, making it a truly evocative experience.

Day 4 – Athens – July 1

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

Day 5 – Athens – July 2

  • Free Day (optional excursions could be organized)

Day 6 – Athens – July 3

  • Free Day (optional excursions could be organized)

Day 7 – 10 Athens – July 4-7

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

Day 11 – Delphi – July 8

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Delphi
  • Archaeological Site of Delphi and Museum Guided Tour – (HAU Faculty Member – Discussion on ancient Greek sanctuaries and theater)
  • Lunch Break
  • Transfer to Arachova (traditional Greek Village)
  • Free Time to Explore the Village
  • Return to Athens

Day 12 – Athens – July 9

  • Free Day (optional excursions could be organized)

Day 13 – Athens – July 10

  • Free Day (optional excursions could be organized)

Day 14 – 17 Athens  July  11 – 14

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

Day 18 – Nefplio –  July  15

  • Trip to Nemea, Mycenae, Nafplion
  • Guided Tour at the Archaeological Site of Nemea (HAU Faculty Member – Discussion on ancient Greek athletics
  • Guided Tour at the Archaeological Site of Mycenae (HAU Faculty Member – Discussion on ancient Greek Mythology)
  • Transfer to Nafplio – Free Afternoon
  • Overnight in Nafplio

Day 19 – Athens –  July  16

  • Guided Tour of the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus (HAU Faculty Member)
  • Swimming at a Local Beach
  • Lunch Break in Nafplio
  • Return to Athens

Day 20 – Athens –  July  17

  • 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 21 – 24  – Athens –  July  18 – 21

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

Day 25  – Athens –  July  22

  • Free Morning
  • Farewell Lunch at Hellenic American University
  • Greek Dances’ Lesson at the Dora Stratou Theater
  • Greek Dances Performance at Dora Stratou Theater

Day 26  – Athens –  July  23

  • Free Day (optional excursions could be organized)

Day 27  – Athens –  July  24

  • Free Day (optional excursions could be organized)

Day 28  – Return –  July  25

  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Athens, Greece for Home

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

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