Greece Spring Break for Students & Alumni
Trip Type: By Land
Group Size: 16 to 28 guests
Price: Alumni: $2,995 / Harvard Graduate Students: $2,595 / Harvard College Students: $1,895 (see details below)
Activity Level: Moderately Active
A note about HAA Spring Break Trips: HAA spring break trips are specially designed for Harvard students and alumni to travel together. They provide meaningful and accessible travel opportunities to students and expose alumni travelers to the Harvard College students of today. Special rates are available for all Harvard University students, and there are travel scholarship opportunities for current Harvard College students (the HAA collaborates with the Financial Aid Office to establish need). A diverse audience of students, alumni, and expert leaders enlivens discussion and educational exchange.
This trip is organized in cooperation with the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies.
Travel back through time to ancient Greece on this annual spring break favorite. Start in the charming seaport town of Nafplio, home to Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies. Then proceed through the Peloponnese to Delphi and Athens, exploring Greece’s famous archaeological sites and museums along the way. Supplement your journey with readings in translation from Homer, Pausanias, and even some modern texts, selected by your Harvard study leader, Professor Greg Nagy, who is leading this trip for the 9th consecutive year! Specially designed for Harvard students and alumni traveling together, this program offers a unique opportunity to interact in an intergenerational spirit within the Harvard Community. A diverse audience of students and alumni enlivens discussion and educational exchange from recounting Greek history and classical texts to sharing Harvard experiences. Special rates are available for all Harvard University students, and there are travel scholarship opportunities for current Harvard College students (the HAA collaborates with the Financial Aid Office to establish need).Alumni participation helps the HAA fund these special travel opportunities for students.
Schedule by Day
- Mar 10: Depart USA on an overnight flight
- Mar 11: Arrive Athens / Transfer to Nafplio / Welcome dinner
- Mar 12: Nafplio
- Mar 13: Nafplio / Olympia
- Mar 14: Olympia / Delphi
- Mar 15: Delphi / Athens
- Mar 16: Athens
- Mar 17: Athens
- Mar 18: Athens
- Mar 19: Departure flights home
Pricing (Land Only–price does not include airfare; Double Occupancy)
- Harvard College Student rate: $1,895 (Must be currently enrolled as a fulltime Harvard student.)
- Harvard Graduate Student: $2,595 (This rate also applies to HeroesX students and Harvard College graduates from classes 2012-2016.
- Standard Alumni & Guest rate: $2,995
- Single Supplement: $550
- Two nights at the Grand Sarai Hotel in Nafplio
- One night at Hotel Europa in Olympia
- One night at Hotel Likoria in Arachova
- Four nights at the Athens Gate hotel in Athens
Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature; Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows; Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies; Honorary Associate and Former Master of Currier House
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