Epicurus Philosophy Tour

Study Religion in Ancient Greece

Epicurus, the ancient Greek sage based his philosophy on the importance of attaining a happy, tranquil life. By working on various archeological sites, you will have the opportunity to study religion during the 341-270 B.C. period and the artifacts they left behind.

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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 beautiful Athens. Your private transportation will meet you at the airport and drive you to your central Athens hotel. 

Dinner tonight will be at a local Greek taverna for a classic Greek dinner and folklore show. After dinner, drive by many Athen’s landmarks beautifully lit against the dark, starry night. See the likes of the Parthenon and Temple of Zeus beautifully illuminated.

Your private tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and will help you explore the best parts of Athens. Begin your journey at the Acropolis and tour the museum as your guide highlights the most remarkable displays.

Journey to the Temple of Poseidon, which was built in 44 B.C. perched on a precipice over the Aegean Sea. The magnificent, panoramic view will leave no doubt why they built on this extraordinary site.

Experience Athenian cuisine at its finest on a foodie walking tour of the city. Visit the Varvakios Agora with your guide to learn about the city’s culinary history. Indulge in traditional breads, wines and cheeses as you stroll through shops that cater to locals.

Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel for your journey to Oichalia. Relax and enjoy the Peloponnesian countryside on your morning ride to Oichalia.

After checking in to your hotel and grabbing a quick lunch, head out to visit the archeological site at Bassae. Meet with your archeological guide for a tour of the dig and an overview of the plan for tomorrow.

Arise early this morning and join the dig team for your first day on the site as an archeologist. Spend the day learning about how items are located, retrieved and preserved on the dig sites. Follow alongside your archaeologist guide as you explore the dig.

Today your guide will bring you to the archeological site of Olympia in Elis. Olympia was a major Panhellenic religious sanctuary and where the ancient Olympic Games were held. Enjoy a guided walk through the dig site.

This morning you will head back to Athens to enjoy the city. You have lots of options to choose from. You can visit more historical sites, experience the wonderful seafood, and watch the world go by.

Sadly, you must depart this city, her beautiful people, and her rich history.

If you have room for extra days in your itinerary, there are multiple archaeological dig sites you can visit.

Study religion in a country built on a solid foundation of ancient history. By joining several archeological teams in their research and gain a new understanding of these ancient people. 


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