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Westminster Honors Program in Athens




This travel course offers honors students and interested non-honors students the opportunity to earn 4 credits via a short-term, intensive travel course in May. It is designed to enrich student understanding following their first two honors program courses: HON 201C: Ancient Greek Justice, and HON 202: Renaissance and Scientific Discovery.

 2019 Travel Course Syllabus

Travel abroad has been suspended through Spring 2021 but is expected to resume in Spring 2022. The following information, based on past honors program trips to Athens, offers a snapshot of the honors program travel course experience:

COST ranges from $4000 - $4500 and includes

  • roundtrip airfare;
  • lodging for 14 nights in Athens, Nafplio, Delphi, Heraklion, and Hania;
  • in-country transportation (buses to Nafplio and Delphi, overnight ferry to Crete with cabins and one-way flight from Crete to Athens);
  • all breakfasts;
  • seven dinners;
  • travel insurance;
  • entrance fees to all sites and museums; and
  • licensed expert guides and archaeologists who lecture onsite.



  • Pittsburgh to Athens
  • 8 overnight stays in Athens
  • 1 night in Nafplio
  • 1 night in Delphi
  • 1 night on ferry to Crete (boat with cabins)
  • 2 nights in Heraklion
  • 1 night in Hania
  • Athens to Pittsburgh


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