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Greek Intellectual Revolution: Schedule
Lodging

We stay in mid-range hotels. I include links to the hotels we've stayed in on previous trips, but there is no promise we'll be in the same place next time.

Note: while clean and safe these hotels are not as luxurious as their websites make them out to be!

Athens
Philippos (2012, 2017)
Art Gallery (2016)
Parthenon (2009, 2013)

Nafplio
Victoria (2012, 2016, 2017)
Agamemnon (2013)
Rex (2009)

Olympia
Neda Hotel (2016, 2017)
Europa (2013)
Ilis (2012)

Delphi
Acropole (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)
Villa Apollonia
(2009)

Kalambaka
Kaikis (2016)

Thessaloniki
Luxembourg (2016)

Anticipated Schedule

This is the outline of what we do for the 2016-17 class. This should be considered tentative but pretty close to what we'll do. We'll hold a number of additional short classes as we go.

Day

Date

Activity

1

Tues 12/27

Fly to Athens

2

Wed 12/28

Arrive; settle in, opening dinner.

3

Thurs 12/29

Acropolis / Agora / Acrop. Museum

4

Fri 12/30

Pnyx / Keramikos

5

Sat 12/31

Theater of Dionysus / New Year's eve

6

Sun 1/1

Class: our attitude to the past / understanding gender roles contemporary Greece

7

Mon 1/2

Corinth canal / Nemea / to Nafplio

8

Tues 1/3

Epidaurus / Forts

9

Wed 1/4

Corinth, Acrocorinth

10

Thurs 1/5

Mycenae, Tiryns

11

Fri 1/6

Epiphany celebration / Lerna

12

Sat 1/7

to Dimitsana, Water power museum, to Olympia

13

Sun 1/8

Olympia, to Rio Bridge, Galaxidi, Delphi

14

Mon 1/9

Delphi (upper and lower)

15

Tues 1/10

Hosios Loukas / Distomo / Aravoha

16

Wed 1/11

Delphi with Pausanias and friends

17

Thurs 1/12

To Athens

18

Fri 1/13

Nat. Archeological Museum

19

Sat 1/14

Sum up / shop

20

Sun 1/15

Fly back

Classes begin Tues, 1/17/2017

Flights

You must either travel with the group (and me) to Greece or make sure you will be at the Athens airport when we arrive. We are doing activities right upon our arrival. You can make separate plans for travel home if you wish or come back with the rest of the group.

Typically, we fly overnight to Athens with one change of planes in route.

On the way back we do it in reverse, only because of time changes we arrive late on the same day we depart.

After you are accepted you will get detailed information on flights which are purchased separately.

Previous classes

Over the years the class has evolved. Our first winter break trip is described here. The May term trip had a different schedule and logistics, you can see information on it here. Look at the schedule below as a general outline and subject to revision.

 

 


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