Zeno of Citium Philosophy Tour in Greece

Study Philosophy in Greece

Zeno of Citium was the founder of the Stoic School of philosophy. His theory of the Universal Reason was that performing the greatest good was our purpose in life. Study philosophy by following his journey through Greece beginning in Larnaca, sailing the Greek Islands, and culminating in a lifelong love of Athens.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Arrive in the beautiful port city of Larnaca where Zeno of Citium (modern-day Larnaca) was born. Your beachside hotel is an indication of the spectacular scenery you will find on your Greek adventure.

Tour the Kition archaeological site were you can observe an ongoing dig.  Spend the afternoon at Finikoudes Beach, relaxing in the sunshine and snacking on small bites from street food stalls.

Stroll through the Larnaca Market this morning, a great place to find just the right memento of your trip. 

In the afternoon, visit the Camel Park for a guided ride through the park’s extensive trails.

Zeno of Citium was a merchant and sailor before he settled in Athens and founded the Stoic School. This morning embark on a sailing journey around the islands, reminiscent of Zeon, on your way to Athens.

Your captain and crew will give you an overview of the ship before setting sail to cruise the Mediterranean. Your first stop is Perge, a beautiful ancient city. Visit the ancient stadium ruins and the Agora.

Aspendos has one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters dating back to the 2nd century A.D. It is a perfect venue for modern-day concerts.

Settle in back on board the ship for a wonderful moonlit dinner and an overnight sail to Rhodes.

Awake to the most beautiful beaches in the world. Begin your day at Kalithea Bay with a pre-breakfast swim in the gorgeous blue-green water. Try your hand at snorkeling in the cool morning hours.

Relax as your captain navigates you to Anthony Quinn Bay, another amazing spot for snorkeling, swimming or sunbathing. Your on-shore tour will take you to the ruins of Artemis Temple, Hadrian’s Temple, Celsus Library, the Great Theatre and the Basilica of St. John.

Enjoy a well-deserved dinner as you continue on an overnight sail to Athens.

Explore the ancient city of Athens, and walk where Zeno of Citium walked. Your tour, led by a philosophy Fellow, takes you back in time. Climb the hill to the Acropolis to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of Athena, the Erechtheum and the Parthenon. Next visit the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Complete the first part of your tour of Ancient Athens with a visit to Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

Stop for lunch in a great local shop on Adrianou Street before heading to the Roman Agora and the Greek Agora (the birthplace of democracy), the Temple of Hephaestus and the Acropolis.

As you prepare to return home, your Greek adventure will remain etched in your memory.

Study philosophy and tour the islands of Greece. Begin your journey in Cyprus, home of Zeno of Citium. Continue on a sailing voyage to Athens via Rhodes. Study the ancient city of Athens with a learned philosophy Fellow. This is a trip to find yourself!


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