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OCT. 7, 2005--The annual Greece Tour, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and set for May 14-29, is now accepting reservations and applications. Started some years ago by UW-RF English Professor Nick Karolides, the tour has introduced this special destination to many St. Croix Valley residents.  

This year's tour is lead by UW-RF theater Professor Meg Swanson and includes sites of historical importance and areas of extraordinary natural beauty. The itinerary includes Athens, the center of ancient Greek culture; Delphi, where the oracle once spewed out prophecies that changed the world; Olympia, the site of the original games; Crete, the capitol of Minoan civilization; as well as Santorini and Mykonos.

Swanson has spent considerable time in Greece and is eager to share this very special country with others. "The place is unspeakably beautiful," says Swanson. "It is the natural beauty, the incredible history and the kindness of the people that make Greece such a special destination."

Participants will also have free time relax on the beaches, shop in local markets and explore the culture. Cost of the tour is $3,995 for 15 days; price includes air transportation from Minneapolis (arrangements can be made to pick up the tour at other locations), hotels, in-country travel, admissions to sites of interest, gratuities, breakfasts, and some dinners. Also included are knowledgeable local guides to make the experience more meaningful.  

Students and non-students are invited to participate in the tour.   Students can earn from one to three academic credits. Cost of tuition is not included in tour price, and students can apply for financial aid to help defer the costs. For more information contact Meg Swanson at 715-425-3115 or .


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