Trip Overview

The Olympians

July 11 - 19, 2022

Art and Creativity with Dr. Lucy Bartholomee

  • Art and Creativity with Dr. Lucy Bartholomee
  • Lucy Bartholomee
  • 84185
  • DFW
  • 45 days

Announcements & Reminders

  • Creative Adventures!: A dream come true! Spend a week with art educators and creatives exploring Athens, Delphi, Olympia & Kalamata next summer. Fulfill your professional development with art education specialist Dr. Lucy Bartholomee. Enjoy art activities along the way led by creative entrepreneur Lindsay Whittenberg. Join us as we gain knowledge, develop expertise in curriculum and instruction, and rekindle our creative spirits! Read More
  • FAQ's: Your family & friends are welcome to travel with us on this amazing journey. If you want to extend your trip for some independent travel, let us know. You can use your airline miles to book your own flights. The 'land only' price is $3005. Read More

The Olympians

July 11 - 19, 2022


The itinerary is the starting point to your tour, but it’s not set in stone. Your group leader may make changes leading up to departure.

Day 1, Monday July 11: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2, Tuesday July 12: Athens

Arrive in Athens, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and begin to explore this enchanting, ancient city. Perhaps stop for a plate of honey-soaked, cinnamon-spiced loukoumades while you stroll through the winding streets of this cradle of civilization. (D)

Day 3, Wednesday July 13: Athens

Greet the day with a guided sightseeing tour that reveals the glories of ancient Greece. Ascend to the top of the Acropolis and visit the iconic Parthenon. Then view the Agora, followed by a stroll through the Acropolis Museum, a modern architectural jewel. The afternoon is free to explore more of Athens at your own pace and take snapshots from atop Mount Lycabettus. Later enjoy a Greek cultural evening in a traditional village setting. Taste freshly pressed olive oil, watch a tzatziki making demonstration, dine on authentic taverna cuisine and feast your eyes and ears on professional dancers moving to the traditional music. An expert also teaches you the steps of traditional Greek dances so that you can join in the fun! (B,D)

Day 4, Thursday July 14: Nauplia

Journey to the great Theater of Epidaurus and visualize 14,000 ancient spectators who sat here all day long, held spellbound by tragedies of Sophocles or comedies of Aristophanes. Dine on a traditional, countryside Greek BBQ lunch (included instead of dinner), then drive to Mycenae to see mainland Europe's oldest city, including the Lion Gate, Royal Tombs and Acropolis. (B,L)

Day 5, Friday July 15: Kalamata

Travel to Sparta and experience the history of this ancient city-state, once an Athens rival famous for its formidable warriors. Continue to Mystras, a UNESCO heritage site, and explore the captivating Byzantine ruins before driving through the spectacular Taygetos mountain range to Kalamata, famous for the olives that share its name. (B,D)

Day 6, Saturday July 16: Patras

Explore Olympia this morning, the site of the first Olympic Games. In the afternoon arrive in colorful Patras and experience a vibrant slice Greek life as you relax in this beachside town. (B,D)

Day 7, Sunday July 17: Athens

Today a local expert takes you on a guided tour of Delphi, where ancient Greeks asked for counsel from its fabled oracle. Visit the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi Archaeological Museum, featuring artifacts unearthed during local excavations. Then return to Athens in preparation for our final full day in this enchanting country. (B,D)

Day 8, Monday July 18: Athens

This morning we will gather for our final creative activity, then head to a nearby beach for lunch on our own and a leisurely swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Our farewell dinner will cap off our beautiful adventure together. (B,D)

Day 9, Tuesday July 19: Departure

Depart for the USA. (B)

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