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24193
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Best of Athens & the Greek Islands

Experience the history and lore of the Greek Islands during this live, online adventure that allows you to journey from one island to another from the comfort of your home.
Program No. 24193RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Best of Athens & the Greek Islands

Experience the history and lore of the Greek Islands during this live, online adventure that allows you to journey from one island to another from the comfort of your home.
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Program No. 24193 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768

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Learn from the comfort of your own home.
5 days
3
The Byzantine World
From the comfort of your own home.
4
The Bronze Age, Aegean Civilization
From the comfort of your own home.
5
Modern Greek History, Paros, Mykonos, Plaka
From the comfort of your own home.
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At a Glance

Known for its aesthetic beauty and fascinating lore and legends, Greece — and its many islands — just waits to be explored during this special online learning adventure! Join our experts live from Greece as they share their insight into the mythology and reality that has shaped this historic nation. Discover the ancient mystery of the Acropolis during a virtual field trip, and explore the islands of Delos, Paros and Mykonos as you continue your journey into the lore and traditions that continue to be a valued part of modern Greek society. Enjoy expert-led lectures and Q&A, and engage with your fellow Road Scholars during opportunities to review and discuss what you’ve learned.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Embark on a virtual field trip to the Acropolis — built as both a fortress and a sanctuary to the goddess Athena — to trace the roots of western civilization and democracy.
  • Join your experts for a virtual exploration of the islands of Delos, Paros and Mykonos and delve into ancient Greek religion and traditions.
  • Gain insight into the Byzantine Empire and learn how the turbulent histories of Greece and Turkey often intertwined.

General Notes

Your online program will include 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live and in person experience. This live online experience is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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Dionysios Flevotomos
Born and raised in Athens, Dionysios Flevotomos lived three years in Wales, where he studied archaeology and participated in excavations in the UK, Greece and Albania. For the last 10 years, he has led field trips in Greece to various archaeological sites and museums. Dionysios is currently pursuing a Ph.D. on the role of museum exhibitions’ souvenirs in shaping our collective and personal identities.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Dionysios Flevotomos View biography
Born and raised in Athens, Dionysios Flevotomos lived three years in Wales, where he studied archaeology and participated in excavations in the UK, Greece and Albania. For the last 10 years, he has led field trips in Greece to various archaeological sites and museums. Dionysios is currently pursuing a Ph.D. on the role of museum exhibitions’ souvenirs in shaping our collective and personal identities.
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Giorgos Vavouranakis View biography
Giorgos is an associate professor of prehistoric Aegean at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where he has been a faculty member since 2012. There, he received his bachelor's in archaeology and art history in 1993; he received his MA and PhD in prehistoric archaeology from the University of Sheffield in 1998 and 2002, respectively. His major research interests include Minoan Crete and the wider Aegean in the Bronze Age, archaeological theory and the history of archaeology as a discipline.
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Ioanna Christoforaki View biography
Ioanna received her BA magna cum laude from the University of Athens in 1989, MPhil in Byzantine Studies from Oxford in 1992, PhD in Byzantine Art and Archaeology from Oxford in 1999, and MA in Museum and Gallery Management from City University in London in 2000. She is currently an assistant research fellow at the Academy of Athens Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art. Ioanna loves meeting and interacting with people from different cultures who visit Greece.
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.
A Traveller's History of Greece
by Timothy Boatswain, Colin Nicolson
A nicely written survey from prehistory through the 1990s: wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed.
Greek, A Language Map
by Kristine K. Kershul
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly needed words and phrases.
Travels With Epicurus
by Daniel Klein
Daniel Klein's witty meditation on the ancients, life in the Greek Islands, his favorite philosophers -- and growing old gracefully -- is also a delightful romp through the Aegean, primarily set on Hydra.
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.
Greece Map
by Michelin
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
The World of the Ancient Greeks
by John Camp, Elizabeth Fisher
Featuring hundreds of illustrations and invitingly short chapters on topics from the first Greeks to the Heroic Age and classical Athens. With modern color photographs of great Greek cities from Athens and Delphi to Knossos, Ephesus, Pergamum and Priene.
The Parthenon
by Mary Beard
A lively tale of the construction, significance and uses of the 2,500-year-old architectural marvel.
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.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
by Robert Morkot
This pictorial survey of Greek antiquity, recording its culture and expansion, features dozens of full-color maps.
The Greek Myths, Complete Edition
by Robert Graves
A new edition of Graves' classic collection with a cover by comic book artist Ross MacDonald. This expert retelling by Graves, a poet, memoirist and the author of I, Claudius (ITL429), still remains the seminal modern translation of the mythologies of Ancient Greece.
The Colossus of Maroussi
by Henry Miller
Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in this inspired tale of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete, Corfu and Delphi with his friend Lawrence Durrell.
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.
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.
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.
Ancient Greece: Art, Architecture, and History
by Marina Belozerskaya, Kenneth Lapatin
This lively illustrated guide covers the architecture, painting and sculpture of Ancient Greece from the third millennium to the end of the Hellenistic period. With 282 color and 28 black-and-white illustrations.
The Complete World of Greek Mythology
by Richard Buxton
With hundreds of color illustrations, site plans, genealogies and maps, this handsome, encyclopedic reference illuminates the world of the Greek gods.
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.
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.
Homer the Classic
by Gregory Nagy
Harvard classics scholar Nagy considers how Homer’s poetry was greeted in its own day and in the centuries immediately following the great bard.
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Why the Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill
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.





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