Island Life in Ancient Greece

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SEP. 5-13, 2019 From $4,795
Athens, Meteora, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Epidaurus
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Island Life in Ancient Greece

SEP. 5-13, 2019
Athens, Meteora, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Epidaurus
Aboard Le Bougainville

Join us for this unparalleled and comprehensive nine-day Aegean odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world. Cruise round trip Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star small ship Le Bougainville. Call on the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and Santorini, and the Peloponnese Peninsula. Visit the extraordinary wonder of Meteora, where 14th- and 15th-century monasteries stand high atop soaring natural sandstone pinnacles, and walk through legendary sites of antiquity including the ancient citadel of Mycenae and historic Epidaurus. Enjoy guided tours in these storied destinations, free time to encounter their mysteries and delights at your own pace during the best time of the year, and opportunities to visit seven magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Meet local residents during the specially arranged forum for a personal perspective on the true character of the Aegean Sea’s maritime culture.

Cost: From $4,795
Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Activity Level: Moderate
Faster pace, substantial distances covered, long walks, city walking tours over uneven walking surfaces and stair climbing.

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Professor Kathryn Morgan
Department of Classics
Kathryn Morgan is chair of the UCLA Department of Classics and teaches courses on ancient Greek literature, mythology and culture. Her most recent book focused on the praise poetry of Pindar (5th c. B.C.) and the way poetics and mythology merge to create positive image of monarchy for Pindar's royal patrons. Morgan is currently beginning a new project on how the historian Thucydides and the philosopher Plato use historiography to advance particular and competing views of the world. She has a longstanding interest in the interactions of ancient Mediterranean civilizations, particularly in the realm of mythology, and regularly teaches courses that explore the movement of mythological narratives across space and time, from stories of the great goddess to the complications involved in investigating the myth of Atlantis.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Thomas P. Gohagan & Company. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.