Explore the life and legacy of Alexander the Great in the company of a Smithsonian Journeys Expert on this unique history tour. Making your base  in Thessaloniki, discover the capital of Greek Macedonia and the setting of Alexander's youth, plus spend a day in Athens, center of the Hellenistic world. 

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 Equestrian statue of Alexander the Great astride Bucephalus, Thessaloniki  The Acropolis of Athens  The Parthenon, on the Acropolis   The caryatids on the Temple of Erechtheion on the Acropolis   View of the Acropolis, Athens  View of the Plaka, Athens  Panorama of Athens  Relief in Thessaloniki, likely of Alexander the Great  The Citadel, Thessaloniki  Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki  Detail, Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki  Church of the Rotunda, Thessaloniki  Mosaics in the Church of the Dome, Thessaloniki  Tomb of King Philip II, Ancient Aigai  Roman site of Pella, birthplace and capital of Alexander the Great  Excavation site at Pella  Mosaic floor at the Roman site of Pella

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

9 days from $5,495

Explore the life and legacy of Alexander the Great in the company of a Smithsonian Journeys Expert on this unique history tour. Making your base  in Thessaloniki, discover the capital of Greek Macedonia and the setting of Alexander's youth, plus spend a day in Athens, center of the Hellenistic world. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Apr 15 - 23, 2021 Departure
Tobias Myers

Tobias Myers

Tobias Myers is a broadly trained classicist specializing in Homer. After receiving his Phd in Classics from Columbia University, Tobias taught for 2 years as a lecturer in Columbia’s Core Curriculum. Since then, he has taught as Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor of Classics at Connecticut College, where in 2019 he received the John S. King Memorial Teaching Award. Tobias’ research interests extend through Greek and Latin literature, ancient magic and religion, and the history of ideas. Tobias is the author of a number of scholarly articles, as well as the monograph Homer’s Divine Audience: The Iliad’s Reception on Mount Olympus (Oxford 2019). Having spent most summers and winters for the past 15 years in Greece, his second home, he delights in sharing his love for the modern country and people as well as the ancient world.

Oct 1 - 9, 2021 Departure
David Ratzan

David Ratzan

David Ratzan, Head of the Library at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, is an ancient historian and classicist who has travelled widely through Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. His academic research focuses mainly on the social, legal and economic history of the Greek and Roman worlds, particularly as seen through the papyrus manuscripts and documents that have survived in Egypt. His teaching ranges across the spectrum of ancient studies, from traditional courses on Greek and Latin language, literature, and ancient history, to innovative courses on race and ethnicity and information, institutions, and strategic behavior in the ancient world. His publication record ranges just as widely, with his most recent contributions treating topics as diverse as numismatics in Greco-Roman Egypt, dating ancient manuscripts via Raman spectroscopy, economic models of ancient magic, pedagogical approaches to teaching the ancient Mediterranean in the digital age, and motherlessness in the ancient world. David holds degrees from Yale, Cambridge, and Columbia universities in Classics and Classical Studies and enjoys hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, choral singing, Rex Stout mysteries, digestifs made out of usual substances, and playing the piano poorly.