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.

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 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

Apr 15 - 28, 2021 Departure; Sep 9 - 22, 2021 Departure; Oct 7 - 20, 2021 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.

May 16 - 29, 2021 Departure
David Guinee

David Guinee

David A. Guinee teaches at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he is the Edwin Minar Professor of Classical Studies. He coordinates the Latin program at DePauw University and teaches courses in Latin and Greek at all levels and periods, with courses ranging from Homeric Greek to Late Antique and Medieval Latin, as well as a wide range of courses in Classics in translation, including Greek and Roman Mythology, Greek and Roman Law, Roman Civilization, the Age of Augustus, and the Legacies of Constantine. From 2009 to 2012 Dave served as DePauw's Faculty Development Coordinator. He earned his BA in Classical Languages at Carleton College and his PhD in Classical Philology at the University of Michigan. Dave's research is focused on Latin poetry, particularly epic after Vergil. He has been an active participant with the Center for Hellenic Studies' Sunoikisis project, developing collaborative inter-institution courses in Greek and Latin literature, and has been a CHS Sunoikisis Fellow for Curricular Development. He has led many student study tours through Italy and has lived in Rome and Siena, where he served as a Visiting Faculty member for the AHA International Study Program. In addition to Classics, Dave enjoys flyfishing and playing bluegrass 5-string banjo.

Aug 29 - Sep 11, 2021 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 16 - 29, 2021 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.