Greece Ruins

Island Life in Ancient Greece and Turkey

Trip Dates: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Leader Name:  Karen Laurence, Director of Educational Programs & Faculty and Alumni Engagement Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program / Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, CWRU

Trip Pricing: 

  • Double occupancy cabin start at $4,595 per person.
  • Single occupancy cabin start at $7,992.

Trip Details & Highlights

Journey to the cradle of Western Civilization and the classical world on this Aegean voyage, exploring the preserved treasures and mythical  and scapes of ancient Greece and Turkey. Our home for this expedition is an elite, five-star LE BOUGAINVILLE. This small ship has only 92 suites and staterooms, each with a private balcony, and is able to moor in small ports of call inaccessible to larger vessels. Our journey will take us to Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos Santorini, and Rhodes – ancient destinations steeped in mythology and history. Sail Turkey’s sun-drenched coast to visit Ephesus, the most spectacularly preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. We will visit the scenic wonder of the Meteora, where 14th and 15th century Orthodox monasteries crown soaring sandstone cliffs. Walk through the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, where the history of early Hellenic and Roman natural healing practices are engraved onto the ancient stelae. Walk the Sacred Way of Delos, and discover ancient Akrotiri – the “Minoan Pompeii”. Enjoy exclusive cultural enrichments and culinary demonstrations and the Island Life forum with residents of the island of Pátmos.

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Trip Inclusions

  • Optional pre-program to Athens and Cape Sounion from October 8 - 11, 2023
  • Optional post-program to Thebes and Delphi from October 18 - 20, 2023
  • Activity level: 2 - 3
  • The ship is Le Bougainville and accommodates 165
  • Early booking discount – Save $750 - $2,100 per person


Contact Information

Luminary Society Members

CWRU’s Luminary Society members may receive additional discounts on CWRU Educational Travel programs. For further information on Luminary Society travel discounts only, please contact The Office of Strategic Giving at 216.368.4460.