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The 5 Sacred Cities of Ancient Greece
Location
Athens Delos Delphi Eleusis Olympia
Duration
8 Days

Overview

Whatever the extent of our Classical education, there is a deep-rooted knowledge in all of us that the evocative sites visited on this 8-day cultural route are of utmost importance for our worldview. Travelling to Greece feels like travelling to our homeland; a journey in which a quest for our identity is fulfilled.

 

So, step back in time and let us introduce you to the magnificent 5 Sacred Cities of the so-called Cradle of Western Civilisation; Athens, Delos, Delphi, Eleusis and Olympia are a wonder to behold, waiting to be discovered!

Courses

  • 1. Classical Antiquity & the Politics of America

  

  • 2. Art & Religion in Ancient Greece

 

  • 3. Introduction to Philosophy

Highlights

  • Marvel at the foremost masterpieces of Classical Greece, the eternal Parthenon and the exquisite Acropolis of Athens.

 

  • Immerse yourself in the renowned Eleusinian Mysteries, the most sacred religious rites of Ancient Greece.

 

  • Discover the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and a major religious centre for the ancient Greeks in the Archaic and Classical periods, the sacred island of Delos.

 

  • Explore Delphi, the "navel" of the Earth according to the ancient Greeks and home to the acclaimed oracle of Apollo.

 

  • Trace the origins of the Olympic Games at Ancient Greece's most significant religious and athletic centre, the sublime Olympia.

 

  • Visit fascinating archaeological museums, such as the new Acropolis Museum and the stunning National Archaeological Museum, led by highly-qualified, licensed archaeologists.

 

  • Indulge in the Greek classical heritage through intriguing, certified seminars and workshops by enthusiastic lecturers.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Athens

Day 2 - Eleusis

Day 3 - Olympia

Day 4 - Olympia/Delphi

 

Day 5 - Delphi

  

Day 6 - Athens/Delos*

 

Day 7 - Delos*

 

Day 8 - Return to Athens


*If the wind-god Aeolus (or any other conditions) don't permit us to travel to the island of Delos, then Epidaurus, the greatest healing centre of Ancient Greece and home to the finest and best-preserved of all Classical Greek theatres, will become the substitute destination.

Details

What is included 


- 7 nights accommodation in hand-picked and well-located superior class hotels, including breakfast or half board
- Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites
- Professional licensed guides, lecturers and tour manager
- Transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach
- Information material
- Local taxes

What is not included


- Airfares to/from Greece
- Gratuities (optional)
- Anything not specified in the "what is included" section

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