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Honors Program

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 the Age of Discovery.

 2019 Travel Course Syllabus

Travel abroad is expected to resume in Spring 2022

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
  • Athens Centre assistance coordinating COVID-19 testing for return flight
  • All taxes including VAT and hotel rooms

Tentative Itinerary: May 15 - 31, 2022

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, National Archaeological Museum. Housing in Athens and on field trips will be in conveniently located hotels, in double or triple rooms with private bath and breakfast.


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