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Westminster Honors Program in Athens


This travel course offers honors students the opportunity to earn 2 credits via a short-term, intensive travel course in May. It is designed to enrich student understanding following the first two honors program courses: HON 201: Ancient Greek Justice, and HON 202: Renaissance and Scientific Discovery.

Tentative Itinerary for May 2023:

15 days (16 nights) in Greece– 7 in Athens, and 8 as follows:

  • 2 days in Argolis (Mycenae, Nafplio, Epidaurus)
  • 2 days in Delphi
  • 4 days on the island of Crete (Heraklion, Knossos, Hania, & Aptera)
  • Within Athens: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Agora, Agora Museum, Benaki Museum, and National Archaeological Museum.
  • Anticipated cost is between $4000-$4500.
  • Trip cost and final itinerary (duration of stay) depend upon the number of students who sign-up.

Cost includes:

  • roundtrip international airfare from Pittsburgh to Athens
  • guided walking tour in central Athens
  • 3 dinners, including one in Crete with live traditional music
  • all breakfasts
  • housing in Athens, Nafplio, Delphi, & Crete in double or triple rooms (if needed) with private bath
  • transport by private, air-conditioned bus on field trips
  • group bus transfers to and from the Athens airport
  • introductory class of modern Greek
  • travel from Athens to Crete by overnight ferry, with cabins
  • flight from Crete to Athens
  • entry to all sites and museums
  • expert guides and lectures on archaeological sites and in museums in Athens, Argolis, Delphi, & Crete
  • bi-lingual Athens Centre advisor to accompany group on field trips
  • Folder of materials for each participant upon arrival
  • 24 hour bi-lingual emergency assistance from the Athens Centre
  • All taxes including VAT and hotel rooms



Westminster’s trip itinerary is coordinated by our friends at the Athens Centre: