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Join us on a journey to the origins of Western Civilization and visit some of the most evocative sites of Ancient Greece. Your trip leaders, historian Katie Nelson and philosopher Marc Nelson, aim to educate and inspire deep travel experiences. Ancient cities, tombs, temples, theaters, hilltop villages, islands and beaches are just some of the things you will experience on this tour. You will explore the Parthenon and Acropolis by night, visit Socrates' prison cell, tour the holy site of Delphi, and snorkel over a sunken city. Join us for what promises to be a deeply memorable journey overseas, into ideas, and through time.


The destinations include remote sites sometimes in mountainous and rocky locations that require steep climbs and/or long treks. At times alumni will also be required to transverse briskly across busy cities while transporting all their luggage. They will, therefore, need to 1) transverse one mile in 20 minutes, AND 2) transverse two miles in 45 minutes, AND 3) transverse up to 10 miles in a day.


  • Greece

Program Dates:

June 11, 2019 – July 20, 2019



Cost: $4,500.00 (Includes international flights from SLC)

Deposit: $500

Program Directors

Dr. Katie Nelson, program director: Adjunct Professor in the History Dept and Honors Program.

Marc Nelson, co-director: Adjust Instructor in the Philosophy and Honors Programs.

Both directors have been to Greece several times and are certified in CPR and First Aid.

Trip Cancellations

If the trip is canceled, all participants will be refunded. Any refunds for withdrawals from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees and according to the Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates & process may change. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of any such changes by staying in contact with the program director.

Any questions feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8155 or by calling the Continuing Education Office at (801) 626-6600.


June 11th: Flight leaves SLC
June 12th: Flight arrives, afternoon. Check into hotel, freshen up. Walking tour: The Parthenon and the Acropolis by night. Stay: Athens
June 13th: Late morning: Explore Ancient Athens’ Agora (marketplace) and Socrates’ prison cell. Afternoon: Archaeological Museum Late Afternoon: free time in Athens, optional Greek cooking class. Stay: Athens
June 14th: Road Trip Day: Morning: Hike Akrocorinth, ancient fortified acropolis, one of the most sweeping views in all Greece. Afternoon: Mycenae, famous fortified capital of the Mycenaeans (of Homer’s Iliad fame), once believed to have been built by the Cyclops. Stay: Nafplio
June 15th: All day: Explore ancient Epidaurus, including snorkeling over the sunken city in the Mediterranean. Evening: Visit the theater of Epidaurus, the largest ancient theater in the world with incredible ancient acoustical engineering. Stay: Nafplio
June 16th: Morning: Drive to Delphi, spectacularly located at the foot of Mt. Parnassus and famed for its oracle. Delphi was believed to be the center of the world in ancient Greece. Afternoon: Temple of Apollo, theater and altars at Delphi. Stay: Delphi
June 17th: Morning: Delphi Archaeological Museum, or explore local towns and springs, or hike around Mt. Parnassus. Afternoon: visit beautiful local Greek Orthodox monastery. Evening: overnight ferry to Santorini. Stay: Ferry
June 18th: Morning: arrive in Santorini, iconic white and blue Greek island; some believe Santorini to be the mythical Atlantis. Check into villa, freshen up. Free time to explore the island: options include beach, bicycling, hiking, walking, moped rental, swimming, marketplaces, churches, scuba, vineyards, hilltop villages, art galleries. Evening: Sunset dinner cruise of the Caldera, volcanic crater, site of eruption that altered the ancient world. Stay: Santorini
June 19th: Morning: Tour Akrotiri, archaeological site of ruined Minoan City. Afternoon free time: options include beach, bicycling, hiking, walking, moped rental, swimming, marketplaces, churches, scuba, vineyards, hilltop villages, art galleries. Stay: Santorini
June 20th: Fly home