The Ancient World - Greece Sample Itinerary

Day 1
  • Overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany
Day 2
  • "Brunch" at airport during layover
  • Flight from Frankfurt to Athens
  • Tranfer to Hotel Adonis via private bus
  • Dinner at O Thanasis in Plaka
  • Gelato and sweets in Monastiraki Square
  • Drinks and games on roof deck at our hotel
Day 3
  • Breakfast on roof deck at our hotel
  • Acropolis of Athens (including Theater and Odeon)
  • Lunch in Monastiraki/Plaka (chaperones split up with small groups)
  • Acropolis Museum• Hadrian's Arch and Temple of Zeus
  • Panathenaiko Stadium (relay race!)
  • Walk through National Gardens
  • Hotel Adonis to freshen up
  • Dinner at Tzatzikas kai Mermigas
  • Gelato in Monastiraki
  • Roof deck at hotel
Day 4
  • Breakfast on roof deck at hotel
  • Depart for Corinth Canal
  • Corinth Site and Museum
  • Akrocorinth Site
  • Snacks on the bus
  • Lunch and swimming at Tolo Beach
  • Dinner in Nafplio
Day 5
  • Breakfast out in Nafplio (or at hotel for late risers)
  • Bus to Asklepion and Theater of Epidavros (recitations in theater)
  • Smoothies at Epidavros
  • Palamidi Fortress Walk (1,000 steps to Venetian Fortress)
  • Free time in Nafplio (chaperones can lead excursions for small groups to Karathona Beach in Nafplio, the Bourtzi via short ferry ride, the museums in Nafplio, etc.)
  • Dinner in Nafplio
Day 6
  • Breakfast out in Nafplio (or at hotel for late risers)
  • Bus to Mycenae Site, Museum, and Tholos Tomb of Agamemnon
  • Picnic lunch at Mycenae
  • Bus to Olympia Site and Museum
  • Touris Club for swimming and Greek cooking class
Day 7
  • Breakfast at Hotel Kronio
  • Depart for Kyllini ferry to Zakynthos Island
  • Aristaeon Ecological Olive Press and 2000 year old olive tree
  • Lunch
  • Boat ride to Navagio "Shipwreck" Beach
  • Dinner near hotel
Day 8
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Blue Caves Kayak Tour (3.5 hours)
  • Lunch
  • Turtle Island
  • Dinner near hotel
Day 9
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Ferry to Kyllini
  • Bus ride to Delphi, stopping at monastery for lunch
  • Dinner in small groups in Delphi
Day 10
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Delphi Site and Museum
  • Lunch and shopping in Arachova
  • Return to Athens
  • Optional trips to smaller museums, Kerameikos Cemetery, etc. based on student interest
  • Dinner and Greek dancing at Geros Tou Moria Tavern in the Plaka
  • Gelato in Monastiraki/Plaka

Day 11
  • Breakfast on roof deck at hotel
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Changing of the Guard at Parliament Building, Syntagma Square
  • Lunch in Monastiraki
  • Optional: Poet Sandalmaker
  • Roman Agora
  • Excursion to Lycabettos Hill in Athens and dinner either at Strofi Roofdeck or in Kolonaki neighborhood

Day 12
  • Breakfast on roof deck at hotel
  • Free time for exploring/shopping/museum
  • Flight home