Byzantium Revisited
Immerse yourself in culture as you visit a Byzantine Greek monastery, enjoy a Greek cooking class and learn about Byzantine history from experts in the idyllic Sierra Nevada Foothills.
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Program No. 12630RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Discover the fascinating history of Constantinople and the Eastern Roman Empire that flourished during the Middle Ages and did not fall until the 15th century. Situated midway between Catholic Europe and the Islamic East, the Byzantine Empire offers a unique window into the relationship between Western and Eastern cultures. Explore Byzantine history and the spirituality of the Eastern Orthodox Church with professors who are recognized experts in their fields and sample Greek cuisine, dance, language and culture amid the beauty of northern California.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Try your hand at creating Mediterranean cuisine during a Greek cooking class and savor Greek meals throughout the week.
  • Learn about Greek herbs and their medicinal values during a presentation by a local gardening expert.
  • Delight in an evening of “living history” as John Muir offers a look into his life and passions.
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