Classical Greece is calling out to MSCN members—join OLLI for a May 2023 trip

OLLI will be offering another mythic trip for its members and members of the senior colleges —from May 21 to 31, 2023 we will visit Classical Greece! Once again, we will work with AAA and Collette Tours to visit the Greek mainland, including arrival and a day in Athens and its iconic Acropolis; north to Thermpylae and Kalambaka, where we will visit the site of the ancient battle and the studio of an icon painter; on to Meteora and Archova where Byzantine monks built remote monasteries 600 years ago on limestone “towers”; back south to Delphi, one of Greece’s most important ancient religious sites; on to Olympia, where the ancient Olympics were held; through the mountains to the beautiful coastal town of Nafplio and on to Mycenae, the site of spectacular tombs and the kingdom of mythological King Agamemnon; and finally back to Athens for a free day to visit the museums, historic districts, or shops of the city. The 10-day trip includes round trip travel and transfers from Portland to Boston, 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 6 delicious dinners, and a variety of meaningful, delightful activities. This is an ACTIVE trip for the go-go traveler, involving climbing up uneven, rugged paths and steps without railings and with loose stones. (This is not the right trip for members who are challenged to walk independently and for some duration.)

Trip costs and details

The cost of the trip is $4,550 (double) and $5,150 (single accommodation). The cost includes cancellation waiver and insurance, round trip transport from South Portland to Boston/Logan Airport, round trip airfare from Logan International Airport, air taxes/fees/surcharge, and hotel transfers. A brochure outlining the specific itinerary will be available soon! Be sure to join us on this fabulous escape to ancient and modern Greece!

PS: As with our recent Iceland trip, we will arrange a fantastic pre-trip class in Spring 2023, so you’ll be infused with Greek history, literature, architecture, and cultural information, making the most of this trip for you.

Please contact OLLI if you are interested in signing up for this grand adventure!

Phone: 207-780-4406

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