Adventure - Art - Culture - Juniors Abroad at George Fox

Greece

Faculty:  Steve Grant, Tiim Tshohantaridis
Class Meeting: Tuesday 6:30 - 9:00PM

STUDENT COST: $1950

We will visit Athens, Corinth, Nafplion, Kalamata Region, Ancient Olympia, Ioannina, Vergina, Philippi, Berea, Thessaloniki, Katerini and Sevasti (my birth areas), Dion, Meteora, Delphi, and Sounion.
Also, we will visit three islands. The first two Hydra, and Spetses in one day for historical purposes, (Pesrian wars, and modern Greek Independence, 1821). We will spend two or three nights in Corfu (Kerkyra) for R&R as well as see the Venetian influence in Greece.
In our trip we will concentrate on the Ancient Greek history (Mycene, Epidauros, Vergina, Thessaloniki, Athens, Sounion, Delphi). The footsteps of Paul (Philippi, Thessaloniki, Berea, Athens, and Corinth), Greek Orthodoxy, (St Dionysios Monestary on Mount Olympus, and Meteora), Visit the three Olympic Stadiums (Ancient Olympia, First Modern Games in Athens, as well as the 2004 stadium).

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1              Depart for Athens

Day 2              Arrive in Athens, and drive to Tolo

Day 3              Epidauros,  Mycene

Day 4              Visit the island of Soetses and Hydra. Drive to Ancient Olympia

Day 5              Visit the museum and site of Ancient Olympia, drive to Corfu

Day 6              Visit the island of Corfu. Beach time

Day 7              More time in Corfu

Day 8              Ferry back to mainland, stay in Ioannina

Day 9              Vergina, Veria (Berea), go to Katerini

Day 10            Phillipi

Day 11            Thessaloniki

Day 12            Katerini, Sevasti, Dion, a small hike on Mount Olympos

Day 13            Free day, swim in the Aegean, relax

Day 14            Meteora, drive to Delphi

Day 15            Delphi, visit Museum and site

Day 16            Drive to Athens

Day 17            Acropolis, Parthenon, visit the 1896 and 2004 Olympic stadiums

Day 18            Corinth

Day 19            Sounion

Day 20            Free day in Athens, get ready for trip back home

Day 21            Depart Athens, arrive in Portland

 

Because we have the bus with us, some small changes may take place based on weather, or special interests of students, etc.

Because we have the bus with us, some small changes may take place based on weather, or special interests of students, etc.