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Yet_land_bg Ancient Stones of Athens

Dates: May 11 - May 19, 2019

Total Duration: 9 days

Cost: $5,650 per person, double occupancy

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active

Jessica Lamont
FASCLA Classics Department

Tour Operator: Thalassa Journeys

Region: Western Europe


Inhabited since at least 5000 BC, Athens is the oldest city in Europe. More than any other city, Athens had a profound and lasting effect on the development of the history and culture of the Western world. The ideas and concepts that were formulated in this venerable city about 2500 years ago form the basis of our Western tradition. Democracy was born in Athens, as was philosophy, historiography and the theater, among others. But Athens does not rest just on its ancient glory; today, the capital of Greece is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with a distinctive vibrant contemporary culture. On this comprehensive exploration of Athens we will visit most of the ancient monuments of the city, many of which are beyond the reach of ordinary tours, but also sites in the surrounding countryside that played an important role in Athenian life. We will also have the opportunity to partake in Athenian life. 


Jessica Lamont

Jessica Lamont, Assistant Professor of Greek History and Culture at Yale, studied at The College of... more>>