McDaniel in Greece: Myths, Monks, and Monuments
January 3 - 21, 2013
‘McDaniel in Greece: Myths, Monks, and Monuments’ offers an intensive introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece, including the Pre-Historic, Classical, and Byzantine Periods, primarily through its material remains. Students will study and visit a broad range of significant monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, with special emphasis on the insight they offer into Greek culture. Particular attention will be given to Greek religious belief and practices and how they are related to the material remains.
Some of the Many Sites you will see.
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In addition to extensive time and study in Athens, students will travel to Corinth, Crete, Delphi, Eleusis, Meteora, Mycenae, Olympia, Santorini, and Sounion.
Group flights will be arranged flying in and out of Dulles International Airport (Washington, D.C.). Students will depart on the afternoon of Thursday, January 3, and return on Monday, January 21. At this time it appears that our air flights will be with Turkish Airlines.
Parenthesis (place) indicates where the group would spend the night
January 3 (Thu): Departure from USA
January 4 (Fri): Arrival, transfer to Peireias, night ferry to Herakleion (ferry)
January 5 (Sat): Crete: Knossos and Herakleion Museum (Herakleion)
January 6 (Sun): Crete: Phaistos, Hagia Triada (Herakleion)
January 7 (Mon): ferry to Santorini, Akrotiri, Thera Museum (Santorini)
January 8 (Tue): ferry to Athens, Athens Centre (¬Athens, and for next nine evenings)
January 9 (Wed): Walking tour of Athens, Cycladic Museum, Sound & Light
January 10 (Thu): Akropolis, Akropolis Museum
January 11 (Fri): Kerameikos, Theater of Dionysos, Lysikrates Monument
January 12 (Sat): National Archaeological Museum
January 13 (Sun): Mycenae, Epidauros
January 14 (Mon): Agora and Agora Museum
January 15 (Tue): Eleusis
January 16 (Wed): Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian Arch and Library, Roman Forum
January 17 (Thu): Sounion, Brauron
January 18 (Fri): Coach to Olympia, Corinth (Olympia)
January 19 (Sat): Olympia and Museum, Achaia Klaus Winery, ferry to Delphi (Delphi)
January 20 (Sun): Delphi and Museum, Hosios Loukas (where?)
January 21 (Mon): Return to USA
Current estimated comprehensive fee is $3,450. This fee includes all airfare and air taxes, local transportation (including overnight ferry), hotels (including breakfasts), entrance fees for museums and archaeological sites, all instruction, and required insurance coverage. Several group dinners will also be provided. Not included are additional meals, tips, and personal expenses (e.g., souvenirs).
This trip will be capped at 20 participants. To hold a place in the program, students should submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 to the Bursar’s Office at McDaniel College as soon as possible—those first deposited are given preference. The $500 deposit will go toward the program Comprehensive Free. Final admittance will be indicated within one week following a review of student records.