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 what we plan for the 2017-18 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

    Late November Required pre-trip logistical and orientation meeting.

1

Wed

12/27

Fly to Athens

2

Thurs

12/28

Arrive; settle in to Plaka hotel
Walking orientation to Athens
Opening night dinner

3

Fri

12/29

Acropolis
Acropolis Museum
Late afternoon class

4

Sat

12/30

Pnyx
Keramikos
Greek Parliament
PM ferry to Crete

5

Sun

12/31

Knossos
Herakleion Archaeological Museum
PM New Year's eve

6

Mon

1/1

Sleep in
Class on Rhetoric

7

Tues

1/2

Gortyn
Phaistos (Minoan palace)
Agia Triada (Minoan villa)
Lunch in Matala

To Chania

8

Wed

1/3

Chania Archaeological Museum
Ferry to Piraeus

9

Thurs

1/4

Corinth canal
Corinth
Acrocorinth
to Nafplio

10

Fri

1/5

Epiphany celebration
Class time

11

Sat

1/6

Epidaurus
Nafplio Forts

12

Sun

1/7

to Dimitsana
Water power museum

13

Mon

1/8

To Olympia, visit Olympia site

14

Tues

1/9

Olympia museum
Rio Bridge
Galaxidi
to Delphi

15

Wed

1/10

Delphi
Class

16

Thurs

1/11

Hosios Loukas
Distomo
Thebes (museum)
To Athens

17

Fri

1/12

Theater of Dionysus
Agora

18

Sat

1/13

National Archeological Museum
Final class
shop

19

Sun

1/14

Fly back

Spring classes begin at the U on Tues, 1/16/2018

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. Look at the schedule on this page as a general outline and subject to revision.

Last year's winter break trip is described here. The May term trip had a different schedule and logistics, and you can see information on it here.