GREECE

MYTHICAL CITIES & ISLANDS EXPEDITION

Explore Greece's cities and islands, from the ancient wonders of the world’s most influential civilization, to the complexities of modern life.

Highlights

FOR THE GREECE: MYTHICAL CITIES & ISLANDS EXPEDITION

  • Visit the ancient Acropolis of Athens citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which includes the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike
  • Sail along the caldera of Santorini in a traditional wooden boat, just like a true argonaut
  • Climb atop Nea Kameni, a famous volcano
  • Dive deep into Greek mythology through site visits, guest speakers and local lore
  • Participate in community service to help support a meaningful local cause

GREECE

MYTHICAL CITIES & ISLANDS EXPEDITION

Program Overview

On this program you will travel to some of Greece’s most influential and picturesque cities. You’ll also explore some of the most treasured islands found in the  Mediterranean! Your adventure begins in Athens, a treasure trove of ancient civilization that has been incredibly memorialized in the form of ruins, museums and iconic spaces that are still in use. Ferry to Crete, Greece’s largest island and, according to Greek mythology, the birthplace of Zeus himself. Stay and explore Heraklion and Rethymno, as well as several other colorful villages on the island. Finally, sail through the Aegean Sea to the dreamy island of Santorini, known for its whitewashed cube dwellings.

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GREECE

MYTHICAL CITIES & ISLANDS EXPEDITION

Community Service

For well over a decade, many families and communities in Greece have faced social and economic hardship as a result of the aftermath of the Great Recession, in ways unseen in many other European countries. On this program, you will take part in a service project designed to support the local community in a meaningful way. What form this community service takes will depend on the most pressing need at the time of your program: It could be helping out at a pantry or food kitchen, participating in a clean-up project or directly supporting a local organization.

Immersive Learning

From the time of Socrates and Aristotle, who formed the basis for modern philosophy and the sciences, to the creation of the first democratic society, Greece has been a major influencer of Europe and the world. Pay a visit to the Byzantine Monastery of Preveli, where the monks are notably active in the community and have continued to advocate for education and personal freedoms for centuries. Visit a Crete resident and learn about the island’s history, culture and foods – you may even get to taste a home-baked treat!

Adventure

Adventure is at the heart of everything we do on a GLA program, and Greece is an adventurer’s dream! Explore ancient ruins and modern times as you discover all that Greece has to offer. Kayak on the cerulean waters of Heraion Lagoon and enjoy water games and lunch on the beach. See Athens by bike, stopping to explore this ancient city’s historic center, including its world-famous Panathenaic Stadium. You’ll certainly never forget glimpsing the Acropolis of Athens citadel and its historic sites – the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena of Nike. And don’t forget to unwind after all that travel as you take a dip in Santorini’s volcanic hot springs.

Lodging

Your Home Base on this program will consist of multiple overnight stays, depending on your current location on the itinerary. Students will share rooms with roommates, and have access to shared bathrooms. Food will be healthy and tasty, and accommodations will be clean and comfortable.

GREECE

MYTHICAL CITIES & ISLANDS EXPEDITION

Dates & Tuition

Everything you need to know before you apply.

12-Day Program
2023 Dates
JUN 22 – JUL 03, 2023
JUL 07 – JUL 18, 2023
JUL 22 – AUG 02, 2023
Duration: 12 days
Tuition: $5,499
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 10
Language Hours: N/A
For Ages: 14-18
Lodging: Exclusive Hotel Block

Tuition Includes All In-Country Expenses

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • Professional full-time staff and experts
  • 24/7 parent support hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and evacuation insurance
  • Cultural activities, lectures and excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
  • Educational materials

To save your spot, an application fee and $600 deposit are required.

Backed by our 5-Point Safety System™

GLA HOME BASE:
SAFE & SECURE LODGING
CARING SUPERVISION &
EXPERT LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
SAFE
TRANSPORTATION
HEALTHY MEALS
& PURE WATER
24/7 SUPPORT &
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

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GREECE

MYTHICAL CITIES & ISLANDS EXPEDITION

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