Greece through the Ages: Cultures, Religions, and Writings

Key information

  • Dates: May 13-22, 2022
  • Locations: Nafplio, Athens, Delphi, Nafpaktos, Messolonghi, Ioannina, Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Organized by:  Harvard Alumni Association Travels, supported by CHS Greece and CHS US
  • Open to: Harvard Alumni, HeroesX alumni, Harvard students
  • Registration period: Limited number of travelers, on a first-come first-served basis
  • Language: English
  • Academic coordination: Keith DeStone (Harvard, CHS)
  • Activity administration: Harvard Alumni Association Travels, Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece)

Visit the Harvard Alumni Association Travels May trip in Greece webpage for pricing and registration details.

About the trip

Overview and participants

Starting in the picturesque seaside town of Nafplio and ending in the great metropolis of Thessaloniki, the "Greece through the Ages: Cultures, Religions, and Writings for Students and Alumni" travel-study tour in May 2022 takes as its theme the development of cultures, religions, scripts, and writing technologies throughout the ages. Participants visit museums and historical sites along the way, where they have the chance to get up-close views of clay tablets, scrolls, illuminated manuscripts, and more. Greece's stunning landscapes, its long history, and its wonderful late-spring season, along with the company of Harvard students and alumni, set the stage for a unique intergenerational academic experience.

Schedule by day for 2022

  • May 13: Depart USA on an overnight flight
  • May 14: Arrive in Athens / Transfer to Nafplio / Welcome dinner
  • May 15: Nafplio
  • May 16: Nafplio / Athens
  • May 17: Athens
  • May 18: Athens/ Delphi/ Nafpaktos
  • May 19: Messolonghi / Ioannina
  • May 20: Ioannina / Thessaloniki
  • May 21: Thessaloniki
  • May 22: Departure flights home

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