As the foundation of our Western civilisation, a trip to Athens is invaluable to all classics students. Study the architectural style of the monuments of Athens, Delphi and the Peloponnese. Climb the Acropolis for panoramic views over Athens and to see the sheer scale of public buildings, especially the Parthenon. Explore the extensive ruins in Agora for a glimpse of daily life in ancient Greece. Or visit Delphi, site of the Oracle of Apollo, which played such a significant role in the classical Greek world.
Our students can tour ancient Corinth to see for themselves the extraordinary engineering feat of building the canal. Or they can study the sports and pastimes of ancient Greeks at the site of the original games of Olympia.
Prices based on a three star hotel in the Glyfada area.
Check in to your hotel in the centre of Athens. Afternoon stroll in Athens before dinner at your local tavern.
Full day in Delphi by coach, visiting the most important archaeological sites of Greece. Evening meal at your local tavern.
Morning at the Agora and the National Archaeological museum, Afternoon at the Syntagma, The Gardens, the Cycladic and the Benaki Museum, all a short walk from your accommodation. Visit of the Acropolis and its famous site. Explore Hadrian’s Library, Kerameikos, the Museum of the Ancient Agora and Olympia. Evening meal at your local tavern.
Morning at the Benaki Museum, afternoon shopping at leisure. Evening meal at your local tavern.
Travel back home.
Alexandra, Head of Physics, Alleyn’s School London