Jan. 31, 1997
Classical Greece Tour Set for May
A tour of classical and modern Greece will be sponsored from May 16-31 by UW-River Falls.
It will include visits to classical and ancient sites, museums and Byzantine churches, as well as villages as well as savor the "local color" of modern Greece.
The tour will be led by UW-RF faculty members Geoffrey Scheurman, with Nick Karolides, who has served as the long-time tour director.
Highlights in Athens include a visit to the famed Acropolis, an excursion to the Piraeus Museum and free time to visit such other sites as the Ancient Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Plaka.
The four-day classical tour begins in Delphi, with stops at Appollo's Temple, the Monastery of Ossios Loukas, and the site of the Pythian Games. Other highlights include the site of the game at Olumpia, ancient Corinth and Agamemnon's citadel at Mycenae with its Lion Gate.
Three days in Crete include a visit to the western city of Chania, an optional trek through the Samaria Gorge, swimming in the Libyan Sea, a drive to Heraklion and the Minoan Palace at Knossos. Next comes a journey through the Aegean Islands, including Santorini, Delos and Mykonos. There will be ample free time at each location, and top rated accommodations.
The trip will conclude in Athens.
The cost is $3,175 from Chicago or the Twin Cities.
A pre-tour seminar will be taught by Scheurman, Karolides and Eric Schmidt, a Greek tour alumnus and English education graduate. Graduate and undergraduate credit also may be earned.
For more information, call Scheurman at 715/425-3233, or UW-RF Continuing Education Extension at 715/425-3256.