• Ancient Greece - Birthplace of Western Culture


    CEPA faculty-led program in Greece

The program was wonderful, everything was well coordinated and the tour guide was amazing. We did not have one single issue while in Greece. A big thank you to CEPA for such excellent planning and coordination, and selecting such professional services.

University of South Dakota, Ancient Greece and the
Beginning of Humanistic Counseling

  • Academic Field(s)


  • Destinations

    Athens, Hydra, Nafplion, and Olympia

  • Duration

    10 days

  • Accommodation

    2- and 3-star hotels in Athens, Hydra, Nafplion, and Olympia

Ancient Greece significantly influenced the development of the Western culture and civilization. Modern democracies are based on the Greek beliefs in government by the people, trial by jury, and equality under the law. Greece is the origin of many outstanding accomplishments, such as spectacular architectural monuments, unique works of poetry, fundamentals of philosophy as well as significant findings in natural history and mathematics.

  • DAY 1

    • Overnight flight to Athens, Greece (group flight can be booked separately)
  • DAY 2-3: ATHENS

    • Orientation session by your on-site CEPA coordinator
    • Guided walking tour of Athens including the old historical quarter
    • Guided tour of the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
    • Welcome dinner at a Greek restaurant

    • Ferry from Piraeus to Hydra
    • Guided walking tour of Hydra Port, the main town of the island
    • Hike up to the Profitis Ilias Monastery and enjoy breath-taking views of the island
    • Ferry from Hydra to Piraeus

    • Guided tour of the Archaeological Site of Mycenae, which comprises the fortified acropolis and surrounding funerary and habitation sites
    • Guided tour of the Ancient Site of Epidaurus, including the museum and the world-famous theater from the 4th century BC

    • Guided tour of the Archaeological Site of Olympia and its museum

    • Guided tour of the Archaeological Site of Delphi and its museum, where many political decisions were made after consultation of the Oracle
    • Farewell dinner at a Greek restaurant

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