Date
Mar 10, 2023 - Mar 18, 2023
Trip Type
By Land Spring Break

Group Size: 15 - 25 guests
Price: Starting from $1,995 per person for Harvard College students

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

Please note that this program is SOLD OUT and the waiting list is at capacity.

This trip is organized in cooperation with the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies.

Travel back through time to ancient Greece on this annual favorite featuring Professor Greg Nagy and Professor Naomi Weiss.

Start in Nafplio and Mycenae and proceed through the Peloponnese to Delphi and Athens. Explore Greece’s famous archaeological sites and museums, and immerse yourself in the ancient history of this part of the world. Supplement your journey with selected readings in translation from Homer, Pausanias, and even some modern texts.
 
Specially designed for Harvard alumni and students traveling together, this program offers a unique opportunity to interact in an intergenerational spirit within the Harvard Community. A diversified audience of alumni and students enlivens educational exchange and general dialogue—from poring over Greek history and classical texts to sharing Harvard experiences.

Schedule by Day

  • Mar 10: Depart U.S. on overnight flight to Athens, Greece
  • 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 / Return to U.S.

Pricing

We are pleased to offer special pricing for current Harvard College Students and Harvard Graduate Students:

  • $1,995 Harvard College student rate per person double occupancy
  • $2,795 Harvard Graduate student rate per person double occupancy
    • This rate also applies to students who have completed the HeroesX online course and recent Harvard College graduates from classes 2013–2022.

Standard Alumni & Guest pricing:

  • $3,995 per person double occupancy
  • $925 single supplement

Accommodations

  • Two nights in Nafplio, Hotel Ippoliti
  • One night in Olympia, Hotel Europa
  • One night in Delphi, Anemolia Domotel
  • Three nights in Athens, Athens Gate Hotel

HAA Student Travel Support Fellowship Award

Harvard Alumni Travels is pleased to offer a Student Travel Support Fellowship award to select eligible Harvard College students to afford them the opportunity to participate in this intergenerational travel program. Details on the Fellowship award and application process are included in the application document. All applications are due to Harvard Alumni Travels by January 10, 2023. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

You should be in overall good health and able to walk up to three miles over the course of a day and stand for periods of time in museums, at historic sites and in crowded areas—often in the heat of the day. Some sites require hiking up hills and walking on uneven/slippery/dirty services and are not appropriate for people who have difficulty walking unassisted for long periods without breaks. There is some walking required up hills and stairs to access the hotel(s) in Nafplio. There will be two travel days with long drives (over five hours) and the drive to Arahova includes very winding roads. Most days have one to three hours of free time. Temperatures in March are generally in the 60s °F during the day and 40s in the evenings, but can on occasion be much warmer or cooler. This is the tail end of the rainy season so some wet weather should be expected.

Study Leader(s)

Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature; Senior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows; Honorary Associate and Former Master of Currier House
Professor of the Classics and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of the Classics at Harvard

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.