Trace the spark of Greek genius—from the Cycladic and Minoan civilizations to the Classical era—that blossomed in the Aegean and left an indelible mark on our heritage. This Classic Land Journey features mainland Greece as well as the islands of Santorini and Crete.

Starting at: $6,692 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The Acropolis of Athens  Village atop the cliffs of Santorini  The Parthenon, on the Acropolis   Temple at Delphi  The view from the cliff-top on Santorini  The Palace of Knossos on the island of Crete. Credit: Gloria Baxevanis  Throne room in the Palace of Knossos  The Corinth Canal  The dramatic theater at Epidaurus  The Lion's Gate, Mycenae

Classical Greece

14 days from $6,692 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Trace the spark of Greek genius—from the Cycladic and Minoan civilizations to the Classical era—that blossomed in the Aegean and left an indelible mark on our heritage. This Classic Land Journey features mainland Greece as well as the islands of Santorini and Crete.

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Aug 29 - Sep 11, 2021 Departure; May 3 - 16, 2022 Departure
David Price Williams

David Price Williams

David Price Williams has a degree in Ancient Near Eastern languages and Classical Greek and a doctorate in Near Eastern archaeology and has spent his working life as an East Mediterranean archaeologist. His first overseas field work was in 1969 as a surveyor at the classical site of Knidos in Turkey. He then worked for the Smithsonian Institution before directing his own field research in the same area through the 1970’s. David has designed and lectured on many cruises to Greece, Turkey and the Near East. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an elected life member of the Society for Old Testament Studies.

Sep 9 - 22, 2021 Departure; Oct 7 - 20, 2021 Departure; Apr 17 - 30, 2022 Departure; Sep 6 - 19, 2022 Departure; Oct 11 - 24, 2022 Departure
Veronica Kalas

Veronica Kalas

Veronica Kalas is an art historian and archaeologist with special expertise in the ancient and Byzantine periods of Greece and the wider east Mediterranean. She has taught courses on classical Greek and Roman art, early Christian and Byzantine architecture, and surveys of ancient through medieval art at a variety of universities and colleges in the US and abroad. She currently teaches study abroad courses in Greece with the Hellenic American University in Athens. Veronica has excavated in Greece, Turkey, and Tunisia, and has worked on architectural documentation and preservation projects throughout the region. She earned her Ph.D. in art history and archeology from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and her B.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on the rock-carved architecture of Byzantine Cappadocia, a volcanic area located in central Turkey. She has published widely about this subject and other research projects and is very interested in cross cultural and interdisciplinary approaches to the visual and material culture of the pre-modern world. Of particular importance to her are the many-sided discussions surrounding the protection and preservation of cultural heritage sites. Her work has been supported by the American Research Institute in Turkey, the Program in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, and Dumbarton Oaks Research Libraries and Collections in Washington, D.C. Veronica has enjoyed filming for the History Channel, lecturing to the public, and leading archeological study tours.

Sep 16 - 29, 2021 Departure; Aug 25 - Sep 7, 2022 Departure
Bella Vivante

Bella Vivante

Bella Vivante, Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Arizona, has eagerly led college age and adult learners on many study tours through Turkey and Greece. She delights in repeatedly seeing the fantastic ancient to modern sites and artifacts herself and in sharing her enthusiasm with other interested learners. Her research focuses on ancient Greek poetry, especially Homer, ancient women's' ritual and cultural roles, and on the figure of Helen as icon of femininity and poetic creation in ancient Greek and modern poetry. Her publications include: "Helen in 20th c. Films," Daughters of Gaia: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean, and a translation of Euripides' Helen in Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides. Bella looks forward to sharing her love for the ancient world with its cultural artifacts and for the modern peoples and cultures encountered during her travels.