The UMBC Ancient Studies Department will conduct its 52nd annual study tour in Greece, March 16-25, 2018. The cost of $3,000 includes all air and land travel, twin-share accommodation for eight nights at four-star hotels, eight buffet breakfasts, three dinners, two lunches, and entrance to all archaeological sites and museums on the itinerary. Single rooms are available at an additional cost of $335. ANCS majors and minors, UMBC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community are invited to join us. The trip can be taken as a three-credit course taught by Dr. Michael Lane and Dr. Molly Jones-Lewis in the Winter 2018 term (ANCS 301). Scholarships to help pay for the costs of the trip are available to Ancient Studies majors who enroll in the course; one scholarship is available to pay the costs of the course. Places are limited, so reserve yours today! This is a wonderful opportunity to see Greece in the off season in fine spring weather. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Domonique Pitts (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include your registration form. An initial deposit of $350.00 will be due Monday, October 16, 2017.
The tour will begin with a three-night stay in Athens, followed by one night in Itea, two nights in Nauplion, and one night in Heraklion, on the island of Crete, before spending the last night in Athens. The stay in Athens will include visits to the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, the Agora and Agora Museum, the National Archaeological Museum, and Cape Sounion, where we will view the temple of Poseidon and watch the sunset. We will then travel to Delphi, visiting the Archaeological Museum of Thebes and the mountain village of Arachova on the way. After spending the following day at the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, we will travel to Nauplion for visits to bronze-age fortresses at Tiryns and Mycenae, as well as to the Nauplion Archaeological Museum. Then we return to Athens for a flight to Crete, where we will take in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Minoan sites at Knossos and Malia before returning to Athens and flying back to Baltimore the following day.