Greece

Yassas!

Greece

Yassas!

An abundance of awe-inspiring sites and historic ruins gives students a true insight into ancient history

Art & Literature
History & Classics
Music & Performance

CULTURAL IMMERSION

Travelbound believe that truly educational travel experiences involve hands on interaction with the real culture of a country – culture meaning the daily activities, customs and way of life of a people, not just the historic attractions and scenic sites. See what lies beneath the surface through these unique and immersive experiences:

  • Enjoy an evening of Greek dancing and fine local food
  • Create your own ceramic artefact following the exact manufacturing process of Ancient Greeks.
  • Athens street art tour, led by a local artist

HISTORY & CLASSICS

The ultimate destination for classics school trips, Greece is bursting with fascinating sites to explore. Step into the ring where the first Olympic athletes competed, explore Delphi which was the site of the Delphic oracle or enter the realm of the Gods at the Temple of Zeus. Greece will bring the myths and legends from your students’ textbooks to life, and enable them to take in some of the world’s most important ancient architecture in the ‘Home of Modern Democracy’.

ART & LITERATURE

A country brimming with archaeological sites and fascinating museums, explore some of the earliest surviving art in Europe which illuminates important aspects of Greek culture. Also gain a deeper understanding of Greek literature’s heavyweights including Homer, Sophocles and Euripides through an exploration of a language with a continuous history extending from the 1st millennium BC to the present day.

MUSIC & PERFORMANCE

These sites also provide the perfect forum and inspiration for music and concert performances. A country where the past precedes the present when it comes to its famous accolades, there’s more to Greece than meets the eye.

Sample itinerary - Ancient Greece

Day 1:

 

AUSTRALIA – TRANSIT

·         Depart Australia to Athens via transit

Day 2:

 

TRANSIT – ATHENS

·        Arrive in Athens before private transfer to accommodation for check in.

·        Sightseeing:

– Guided coach tour of Athens: City tour including highlights of the tour will include Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon.

Day 3:

 

ATHENS

·        Sightseeing:

– Ancient Agora site and museum (with archaeological guide)

Visit the New Acropolis Museum
– Athens Street Art Tour

Day 4:

 

ATHENS

·        Sightseeing:

– Full Day cruise to 3 beautiful islands Hydra-Poros-Aegina

 

Day 5

 

ATHENS – DELPHI

·        Transfer to Delphi

·        Sightseeing:

– Delphi Archaeological Site, Delphi Archaeological Museum, the Great Oracle and Cult of Apollo (with archaeological guide)

 

Day 6:

 

DELPHI – NAFPLIO/TOLON 

·        Transfer to Nafplio

·        Sightseeing:

– Tolon, Epidavros visit site and museum (with archaeological guide)

– Mycenae site and museum (with archaeological guide)

– Visit Ancient Corinth

·        Dinner – Traditional Greek Night Tolon

Day 7: NAFPLIO/TOLON – SPARTA

·        Meet local guide

·        Transfer to Sparta (Approx. 2hrs)

·        Sightseeing:

Sightseeing using private coach

– Tour of Ancient Sparta: Including Sanctuary of Athena Halkioitou, Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia and Byzantine Church of Christ the Saviour.

Day 8:

 

 

SPARTA – ATHENS  

·        Sightseeing:

– Free time in Athens

Monastiraki Flea Market

Day 9:

 

ATHENS – TRANSIT – AUSTRALIA

·        Transfer to Athens International Airport for flight home

·        Overnight on flight

Day 10:

 

AUSTRALIA

·        Arrive home

THE HIGHLIGHTS OF GREECE

ATHENS

  • Ancient Agora site and museum (with archaeological guide): The ancient agora is one of the best known examples in Greece. Students of classics and ancient history can explore an open-air museum displaying the buildings and structures that made up this important Athenian place of assembly.
  • Visit the New Acropolis Museum:  The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens.
  • Full-Day cruise to three beautiful islands Hydra-Poros-Aegina: Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina
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