The Isles of Greece! 2009: The Saronic and Argolic Gulfs

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 26 May to 14 June 2011. Click here for the prospectus, or for more information email Mr Lehmann at

Here are Brennan's pictures of the reconstructed trireme Olympias, the group in front of the Parthenon, No Regrets under sail, and the women of the program on the dock at Sounium.

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Here are Erin's pictures of some of the crew at the Aphaea temple on Aigina and at Delphi.

Here are Annie's favorite pictures: the group at Kenchreai, being towed by Jaīna, Annie and Kori on the Areopagus, sunset, Kori playing with an octopus, Kori, Richard, and Annie at Taverna Strophi, No Regrets approaching Athens, another sunset, the last leg of the hike down from the Corycian Cave, and Annie with Clayton.

What students said about this trip.

This trip was an amazing opportunity that everyone should experience during their studies.

This was the experience of a lifetime.  There is no other way to experience Greece than by sailboat.  I did not want to leave!

I . . . did not anticipate there would be so much work & little time for relaxation.

This course is the single most valuable educational experience of my academic career.  All three instructors have such passion for their fields and I recommend this course to everyone!

Go to Greece.  Just go.

Going to Greece is an absolute necessity for your academic career.  It challenges you to have great conversations, sometimes working over a language barrier, to try new foods, to sail, to experience ancient culture, and to go on hikes that put walking around campus to shame.

I'm ecstatic that there is a course available like this one.  It's incredibly unique and I fell like I did learn a lot.  History, religions & philosophy, and geology are much easier to learn when there are very tangible examples.  The history was amazing. . . .  These past three weeks have been exciting, adventurous, intellectually stimulating and refreshing, and most importantly, truly life-changing.

You will never forget this trip as long as you live. The longer you are gone from Greece, the more you will yearn for it. Enjoy every moment and drink it ALL in. . . .  Never forget the color of the water when there is 100 meters beneath your boat and the bottom of the sea. That is my favorite color now.

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