GRADE 9 & 10
Greece, where ancient history meets breathtaking sunsets, beaches and piercing blue skies. Start your adventure in the ancient city and capital of Athens and explore both classical architecture and modern city life. Join in on an included excursion through the Acropolis and be amazed by the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. Enjoy the shops, and vibrating cafes and restaurants. Fill your minds with the extensive history in local museums and galleries.
Our island-hopping adventure begins on Crete, the country’s largest and most populous island. Crete has it all, from their gorgeous beaches, the richness of history, Cretan traditions and wonderful cuisine. Take a walking tour of Heraklion’s Old Town, which was first established in roughly 820AD. Visit Knossos – the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, and often called Europe’s oldest city – to explore the ruins of the Palace of the Minoans.
Next, we head to the stunning and glamorous island of Santorini, known for its symbolic white buildings and blue rooftops. We will explore the unique shops, pathways and side streets on a walking tour of Fira, Santorini’s capital. Fira is the most picturesque capital of the island, and Oia is the spot you want to be to catch the most breathtaking sunset. The whole archipelago of Santorini is still an active volcano. Students will have the option to take a tour to see the unique volcanic landscapes.
From Santorini, we make our way to Syros. One of the islands of the Cyclades, Syros is known for its long white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters. When coming into the island by boat, you will have a stunning view of the island, and a preview of the incredible architecture. Walk the streets of Ermoupoli, the capital of the island, and explore the local shops, admire the Venetian marble buildings, and take in the amazing scenery that Cycladic nature provides.
We will then head back north to spend the final few days in Athens. Enjoy your farewell banquet with delicious Greek food overlooking the old city and the Parthenon.
Age group: 13 to 15
July 1 – July 20, 2023*
Athens > 2 days
Overnight Ferry > 1 day
Crete > 4 days
Santorini > 3 days
Syros > 5 days
Athens > 3 days
*All dates are subject to change.
Optional Excursions are outings or activities that take place while in location. These are not included in the program fee. These excursions are subject to availability and may vary. Optional excursions will become available in the spring of 2023.
Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ1O)
Civics and Citizenship & Career Studies (CHV2O & GLC2O)
Visual Arts: Photography (AWQ2O)
***Students may select one course per program.
|Tuition & Supervision||$3,485.00|
|Travel Services (Flights, Accommodation, Meals, Activities)||$2,610.00|
|Taxes & Fees||$900.00|
|Cancellation Protection (Optional)||$445.00|
Airline taxes, local taxes and fees are approximate and subject to change. Program fees do not include registration fee of $195.00.
- In location travel medical insurance, including coverage for COVID-19 emergency medical and quarantine expenses, for residents of Canada.
- Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
- Transportation between cities
- Approximate airline departure taxes, local taxes and fees
- Group airport transfers at location
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
- City or town orientation tours
- Designated outings and activities
- Use of free internet, where available
- Farewell banquet
- Pre-departure briefing and materials
- Registration fee of $195
- Cancellation protection
- Travel visas where applicable
- Textbooks, novels and/or course packs where applicable
- Optional excursions