The Isles of Greece! 2007: The Ionian Islands
But my island lies low and away, last of all on the water
toward the dark, with the rest below facing east and sunshine,
a rugged place, but a good nurse of men; for my part
I cannot think of any place sweeter on earth to look at.
Homer, Odyssey 9.25-28

This course took place 23 May to 10 June 2007. Click here for the prospectus, or for more information email Mr Lehmann at

Here are some of Luke's pictures from Olympia and the Acropolis.


Here are Elizabeth's pictures of much of the group in the stadium at Olympia, the swinging bridge in Lefkas channel, diving at Palaiokastritsa, and sunset in Platarias harbor.

Melissa also has a great sunset picture along with a relaxing moment on a well-heeled boat!


Here are Madison's pictures of the students on Dita, Christian declaiming from Seagoll's spreaders, Patrick taking Cleopatra out of Gouvia Marina, and a mutinying crew making captain Patrick walk the plank!

Here are Todd's pictures of his friends in front of the Parthenon and of the crew in a restaurant below the Acropolis our last evening together.

What students say about the course.

I think that on this trip I have gone through my own transition although not on the level of Odysseus.  Overall, I have found that there is much more meaning in life than being successful.  It is not the standard of success in the states that I should live by, but the measure of my own happiness.

It was amazing to feel the hull shift and be forced along flawlessly through the blue seas towards our destination.  I got such an incredible feeling riding the highside rail for hours with my fellow crewmates.

Not a day goes by that I don't fondly think of my time in Greece. Not only did I learn a ton about Greek culture and history, I made friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

It actually made history fun to learn which I never thought was possible.

Sailing the Greek Isles was one of the best experiences of my life! I learned a vast amount from a variety of disciplines. I would recommend the trip to anyone.

A boat with nine people, while manageable, feels rather crowded, even early on in the trip.

The boats were amazing- much bigger than I thought they would be and very comfortable.

Sailing was amazing. The "learn to sail" portion of the trip was just as it should have been- hands on, with patient, competent instruction by captain and first mate.  I can't think of any way to improve the course for next year. The trip was perfect. I loved everything about it, and I'll never forget it.

Visiting Greece has always been a dream of mine and now I know that there's no better way to see it than by sailing.  You haven't experienced Greece until you've sailed her seas.  The course itself is amazing! It is wonderfully diverse and has something of interest for everyone.  For me, the most valuable part of the class was the personal journal.  It really made me reflect and focus on the readings, the lectures, and the overall experience of being in Greece.

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