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
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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Check-in, Registraion, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Dunlap, CA
St. Nicholas Ranch

Dinner: Dinner is at 5:30pm. Greek Fare

Evening: Wine and cheese reception. With an overview of the weeks program.

Lecture, Greek Cooking Class, The Iliad "Live"
Dunlap, CA
St. Nicholas Ranch

Breakfast: 8am Breakfast. A simple continental breakfast with a choice of Greek Fare.

Morning: Byzantine History part one. A look at the early history of the Byzantine Empire.

Lunch: 12pm Lunch. Greek Cuisine

Afternoon: 2pm. A truly Greek experience work with phyllo and grape leaves. And then sample your art on Thursday evening at the Glendi.

Dinner: 5:30 pm. A sampling of Greek dishes.

Evening: 7pm. Eldon Quick gives a Live performance of The Iliad.

Lecture, John Muir Performance, Greek Dancing
Dunlap, CA
St. Nicholas Ranch

Breakfast: 8am. Buffet style breakfast.

Morning: 9am. Byzantine History continues, the struggle between East and West, between Christianity and Islam. And also the implications for current world events.

Lunch: 12pm Phyllo & Yogurt, has Greek written all over it.

Afternoon: 2 pm. Frank Helling joins us for an afternoon as John Muir a glimpse into his life and passions. A truly unique experience.

Dinner: 5:30pm. Sampling of great Greek food and Fresh Bread.

Evening: George Papangellin, a dance instructor from St. George Greek Orthodox Church will have you dancing before the night is over.

Lecture, Free Time, Greek Language, Traditions & Customs
Dunlap, CA
St. Nicholas Ranch

Breakfast: 8am. Continental sampling.

Morning: 9 am. A look at Byzantine Art and Architecture

Lunch: 12 pm. A sack lunch will be available for you to pick up after the lecture.

Afternoon: 12 pm. The afternoon is yours! Choose to peruse the many books in the Library, or check out the surrounding area with a hike. For other ideas and local attractions give us a call at 559-338-2103

Dinner: 5:30pm.

Evening: 7pm. We will take a light hearted look at the Greek Language, and the traditions and customs of Greece. A great introduction for those of you planning to visit Greece in the future or simply want to better understand your Greek neighbors.

Lecture, Monastery Visit, Night Festivities
Dunlap, CA
St. Nicholas Ranch

Breakfast: 8am. Greek and American Fare

Morning: 9am. Byzantium's continuing legacy

Lunch: 12pm. Soup and Sandwiches Greek Style

Afternoon: 1pm. One of the most unique features of St. Nicholas Ranch is that it is home to an authentic Greek Orthodox Convent which follows the Orthodox Byzantine tradition. It is an opportunity to experience a living witness of Byzantium. Enjoy the hospitality of the nuns who will provide a tour of the convent followed by Greek coffee and pastries.

Dinner: 5:30pm. "Glendi Night" A social hour starts the nights festivities, with a Traditional Lamb dinner to follow.

Evening: 7pm. Talent Show, Movies, Charades, Dancing! An evening of Fun for all.

Coffee House, Program Concludes
Dunlap, CA

Breakfast: 8am. Continental Breakfast

Morning: 9am. Learn how to make authentic Greek Coffee.

Lunch: 12pm. A final good bye to our Greek Cuisine.

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