Arts & Humanities: Greece 2021

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Length

10 days

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Price

$2,935*

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

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Dates

May 29th – June 7th, 2021

Program includes

    • Roundtrip Airfare
    • Airport Pickup & Drop Off
    • 8 Nights of Accommodation
    • All Ground Transportation
    • Daily Continental Breakfast
    • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
    • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
    • Full Time Guidance & Assistance 

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

Itinerary

DAY 01– Departure – Saturday, May 29

  • Depart Home for Athens, Greece

DAY 02– Athens – Sunday, May 30

  • Arrive in Athens, Greece
  • Airport Transfer
  • Check-in at Place of Accommodation
  • 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 & Greek Traditional Dancing – The group will be taken for an authentic Greek dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

DAY 03– Athens – Monday, May 31

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Athens Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – Syntagma Square, Change of the Guards, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Hadrian’s Arch, Plaka, Monastiraki Square, and more…
  • 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. The area took its name from “keramos”, which means pottery in Greek, from the numerous pottery workshops that existed in the area before it was turned into a cemetery. Another explanation is that the area took its name from the local hero Keramos, son of Dionysus and Ariadne.

DAY 04– Athens – Tuesday, June 1

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Acropolis Hills and Museum, Dionysus Theatre – 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.
  • Lunch Break
  • National Gardens & Temple of Zeus – The temple was one of the largest in the ancient world. At 17 metres high, it originally had 104 columns but only 16 have survived with one fallen after a storm in 1852.
  • Cooking Class and Food Tasting

DAY 05– Sounio – Wednesday, June 2

  • 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 BreakAfternoon at the beachReturn to Athens

DAY 06– Athens – Thursday, June 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
  • Lycabettus Hill – Standing 277 meters above sea level, Lycabettus Hill is the highest point of Athens.
  • Chapel of Saint George & Sunset ViewStructured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 07– Athens – Friday, June 4

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Hydra Island – The sun-soaked car-free island of Hydra has long inspired artists and intellectuals from Henry Miller to Leonard Cohen, and even today its unspoiled charm remains intact.
  • Kountouriotis Museum – In Hydra, most of the mansions have been turned into museums. This particular one is dedicated to Lazaros Koundouriotis, who played a vital role in the War of Independence. It was built in 1780 and features beautiful interiors, paintings by the Greek artists including Konstantinos Byzantios and historical jewelry and furniture belonging to the Koundouriotis family.
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Return to Athens

DAY 08– Athens – Saturday, June 5

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Hydra Island – The sun-soaked car-free island of Hydra has long inspired artists and intellectuals from Henry Miller to Leonard Cohen, and even today its unspoiled charm remains intact.
  • Kountouriotis Museum – In Hydra, most of the mansions have been turned into museums. This particular one is dedicated to Lazaros Koundouriotis, who played a vital role in the War of Independence. It was built in 1780 and features beautiful interiors, paintings by the Greek artists including Konstantinos Byzantios and historical jewelry and furniture belonging to the Koundouriotis family.
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Return to Athens

DAY 09– Athens – Sunday, June 6

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

DAY 10– Return – Monday, June 7

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

Program payments

1st Payment: 150 days prior to departure $500* is due and payable by December 29, 2020.
2nd Payment: 90 Days prior to departure second payment in the amount of $1,218 is due and payable by February 23, 2021.
3rd Payment: 60 Days prior to departure is the third payment in the amount of $1,217 is due and payable by March 25, 2021.

Notes: 

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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