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Greece

Greece in the Off-Season: Exploring the Peloponnese

Study with local experts to uncover the fascinating history of ancient Greece as you learn about Greek mythology and cultural landmarks during the quieter winter months.
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Program No. 23192RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
3,999
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Flights start at
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Greece

Greece in the Off-Season: Exploring the Peloponnese

Study with local experts to uncover the fascinating history of ancient Greece as you learn about Greek mythology and cultural landmarks during the quieter winter months.
Length
11 days
Starts at
3,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23192 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Nov 2 - Nov 12, 2021
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 3,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Sept. 21, 2021 for free air from select cities! Ask about low-cost air from other cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure will sail on the MS Panorama. Ports of call vary slightly: Arrival Athens, 2 nights; embark vessel, 8 nights (ports of call include Nafplion, Gythion, Pylos, Kalamata, Monemvasia, Isthmia); disembark Athens, departure.

Mar 22 - Apr 1, 2022
Ship Outside 4,799
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from select cities! Ask about low-cost air from other cities!

Nov 1 - Nov 11, 2022
Ship Outside 4,799
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from select cities! Ask about low-cost air from other cities!

DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Nov 2 - Nov 12, 2021
SOLD OUT
Ship Outside 7,499
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Sept. 21, 2021 for free air from select cities! Ask about low-cost air from other cities!

Itinerary Note

This departure will sail on the MS Panorama. Ports of call vary slightly: Arrival Athens, 2 nights; embark vessel, 8 nights (ports of call include Nafplion, Gythion, Pylos, Kalamata, Monemvasia, Isthmia); disembark Athens, departure.

Mar 22 - Apr 1, 2022
Ship Outside 6,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from select cities! Ask about low-cost air from other cities!

Nov 1 - Nov 11, 2022
Ship Outside 6,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 for free air from select cities! Ask about low-cost air from other cities!

At a Glance

During its height in the Middle Ages, the Byzantine Empire was the most powerful economic, cultural and military force in all of Europe, with a strong focus in science, art, music and literature. Along with top-notch instructors, trace the history of Byzantium around the Peloponnese as you explore ancient ruins and incredible artifacts just like a local. Study the roots of Greek mythology at the Temple of Hera and explore one of the most important natural wonders in all of Greece—the Caves of Diros—while the tourists have all gone home. As you cruise around the peninsula, learn about the framework laid by ancient Greeks to create the mighty Byzantine Empire and the modern-day nation of Greece we know today.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day; uneven and inclined terrain including hills, stairs without railings, and cobblestone streets. Getting on/off motorcoach and climbing in/out of tender.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore ancient Epidaurus and learn about this healing sanctuary known throughout Greece and the rumored birthplace of Apollo’s son, Asclepius.
  • Learn the story behind the early Olympic Games as you discover Ancient Olympia and the ruins of the gymnasium where the first athletes trained.
  • Enjoy two nights in Athens with our local experts before you board the ship and explore ancient Greek ruins including the Acropolis and the Parthenon.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Complete World of Greek Mythology
by Richard Buxton
Cahill brings to life ancient Greek society and civilization through the lives and words of politicians, playwrights, a poet, a philosopher and an artist in this eloquent and absorbing tribute.
Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Artemis Leontis (Editor)
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
It's All Greek to Me
by Charlotte Higgins
With timelines, a who's who, charts and maps, this handy little primer is a thoroughly entertaining introduction to everything Greek, from poetry and drama to philosophy, history and culture.
Greece, Land of Light
by Nicholas Gage, Barry Brukoff
Brukoff's dramatic color photographs are paired with incisive commentary by award-winning author Nicholas Gage for this striking portrait of the people, land and history of Greece and the islands
The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece
by Mark Ottaway
Organized geographically, this handsome oversize picture book is an illustrated portrait of Greece with hundreds of color photographs accompanying lively essays
Corelli's Mandolin
by Louis De Bernieres
This lyrical novel captures the humanity, quirks and loves of village life in the Greek islands. A satire of war, this charming and richly-colored novel is set on Cephalonia during the Italian occupation in the 1940s.
Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History
by Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
This lyrical novel captures the humanity, quirks and loves of village life in the Greek islands. A satire of war, this charming and richly-colored novel is set on Cephalonia during the Italian occupation in the 1940s.
The King Must Die
by Mary Renault
The first in Mary Renault's trilogy of well-researched page-turners features the tale of Theseus, slayer of the Minotaur and the king of Athens. Known for her exhaustive research, Renault is an acknowledged master of historical fiction.
Eyewitness Guide Greek Islands
by Eyewitness Guides
Color photography, excellent local maps and an island-by-island synopsis of attractions make this book the one to carry with you. Includes a chapter on Athens.
Meals
25 Meals
9 Breakfasts
8 Lunches
8 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Nov 01, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022
  • Nov 02, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021
  • Mar 22, 2022 - Apr 01, 2022
  • Nov 01, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022
2 nights
Athens
The Divani Palace Acropolis sits at the foot of the world-famous Acropolis in Athens. Guests can enjoy a meal on the rooftop garden, classical decor, and five-star comforts and amenities.
7 nights
Athens
Variety Cruises’ M/Y Callisto is a motor cruiser navigating the coastal waters of the Mediterranean. The Motor Cruiser Callisto was built in 1963 and converted into a passenger ship in 2000. In 2015 the ship was renovated.
2 nights
Athens
The Divani Palace Acropolis sits at the foot of the world-famous Acropolis in Athens. Guests can enjoy a meal on the rooftop garden, classical decor, and five-star comforts and amenities.
7 nights
Athens
The Panorama is a 3-deck motor sailor cruiser renovated in 2014 that accommodates 49 passengers in 24 ocean-view cabins.
2 nights
Athens
The Divani Palace Acropolis sits at the foot of the world-famous Acropolis in Athens. Guests can enjoy a meal on the rooftop garden, classical decor, and five-star comforts and amenities.
7 nights
Athens
Variety Cruises’ M/Y Callisto is a motor cruiser navigating the coastal waters of the Mediterranean. The Motor Cruiser Callisto was built in 1963 and converted into a passenger ship in 2000. In 2015 the ship was renovated.





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