HETS University Programs

The following are program outlines for tours that have all run successfully in past years with various universities and other educational travel groups. Keep in mind that all tours can be fully customized (places to visit, number of days, guest lecturers, etc.)

Faculty led programs such as the following afford the student a comprehensive sweep of Greek history from the marvels of classical Greece to present day iconic islands and cities full of local color!

Contact us for more detailed itineraries and descriptions of places and accommodations as well as boat and coach information.

“Marvelous things happen to one in Greece – marvelous good things which can happen to one nowhere else on earth”. – Henry Miller

“In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece”. – Nia Vardalos

“Other countries may offer you discoveries in manners or love or landscape;
Greece offers you something harder- the discovery of yourself”
Laurence Durrell, Prospero’s Cell

Day 1
Arrive Athens airport and transfer on your own to Crete
(Group meets at hotel)
Settle into hotel
Group dinner at the hotel
Overnight Heraklion, Crete.


Day 2
Breakfast
Orientation to program
Guided city tour- visit the Historical and the Arch. Museum
Overnight Heraklion, Crete.

Day 3
Breakfast
Tour of Knossos-departure for Hania
Bring your bags downstairs before breakfast
Overnight Hania, Crete.

Day 4
Breakfast
Lecture. Afternoon free
Overnight Hania, Crete.

Day 5
Breakfast
AM- Depart Hania to Heraklion port for the ferry to Santorini
Arrive Santorini. Transfer to Fira town and settle into hotel
Overnight Fira, Santorini.

Day 6
Breakfast
Tour of Fira, Santorini, incl. National Prehistorical museum
Dinner in local tavern
Overnight Fira, Santorini.

Day 7
Breakfast
Morning free
PM visit the breathtaking village of Oia
Dinner in local tavern
Overnight Fira, Santorini.

Day 8
Breakfast
Tour of Volcano and Hot Springs
Dinner in local tavern
Overnight Fira, Santorini.

Day 9
Breakfast
Morning ferry to Naxos
Arrive Naxos- settle into hotel. Afternoon free
Dinner in local tavern
Overnight Hora, Naxos.

Day 10
Breakfast
Morning walking tour of Old City, arch. Museum and Portara
Dinner in local tavern
Overnight Hora, Naxos.

Day 11
Breakfast
Morning free
Dinner in local tavern
Overnight Hora, Naxos.

Day 12
Breakfast
Depart by ferry for Piraeus, board our private bus and drive to
Tolo, Peloponnese
Settle into hotel. Dinner in hotel
Overnight Tolo, Peloponnese.

Day 13
Breakfast
Depart for Mycenae
Lunch in local tavern
Continue to the beautiful and picturesque city of Nafplion and
Explore on your own the pedestrian market
In the evening return to Tolo
Overnight Tolo, Peloponnese.

Day 14
Breakfast
AM Tour of Epidaurus
Afternoon free
Dinner in local taverna
Overnight Tolo, Peleponnese.

Day 15
Breakfast
AM Depart for Athens. Stop to visit Ancient Corinth
Settle into hotel. Short walk in Plaka
Dinner in Plaka
Overnight Athens.

Day 16
Breakfast
Guided tour of Athens
(City tour: Temple of Zeus, Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Aeros Pagos)
Walk through Plaka/Flea Market. Lunch at Bairaktari
PM Lecture: Duke Faculty
Overnight Athens.

Day 17
Breakfast
Guided tour of Archaeological Museum
Depart for Delphi
Dinner at local taverna
Overnight Delphi.

Day 18
Breakfast
Guided tour Delphi
Depart for Thessaloniki
Dinner in local taverna
Overnight Thessaloniki.

Day 19
Breakfast
Guided tour of Thessaloniki
Lunch in local taverna
Settle into hotel. Dinner in local taverna
Overnight Thessaloniki.

Day 20
Breakfast
Depart for Vergina
Guided tour of Museum
Lunch in local taverna
Overnight Plaka Litohorou.

Day 21
Breakfast
Depart for Mt. Olympus climb!
Overnight Lodge.

Day 22
Breakfast
Descend Mt. Olympus
Return to hotel. Free day.
Overnight Plaka Litohorou.

Day 23
SAILING!

Day 30
Athens

Day 31
DEPART FOR US

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