EUROPE TRIP 2018
Connecting Ancient History to Real Life
At Delphian we believe a student’s education is only meaningful when it is personal and connects with the student’s life and the real world. The Delphi Program™ helps students make that connection by encouraging them to explore and understand the connection between a subject of study and its application in real life.
While the Delphian bi-annual Europe Trip is hosted during spring break and is primarily for pleasure, traveling can be a valuable form of education. Traveling allows young people to connect the stories from their reading assignments from books such as the Odyssey, The Agony and the Ecstasy and Plato’s Republic to the actual places they’ve been reading about.
Delphian is always excited to provide our students with this opportunity. This year’s trip followed historical land and sea routes through Greece and included important stops at famous cities, landmarks and vistas including the Parthenon, King Agamemnon’s tomb, Pythagoras’s birthplace and of course Delphi.
Day 1 & 2 Depart from Portland, Oregon & arrive in Athens, Greece
Day 3 Greek Independence Day celebrations & sightseeing in the New Acropolis Museum & Plaka
Day 4 Sightseeing in the ancient city of Delphi, Greece
Day 5 Travel to Olympia & tour Olympic Games ruins. Also a visit to a local olive oil producer
Day 6 Tour of Epidaurus, Mycenae citadel of King Agamemnon, his famous Beehive tomb and archaeological site & a brief viewing of the Corinth Canal
Day 7 One-day cruise to the islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina off the Saronic Gulf coast. Brief tour of the Temple of Aphaia and the Church of Saint Nectarius
Day 8 Board the cruise ship Majesty, and set sail on a multi-day cruise on the beautifully blue Aegean sea
Day 9 Briefly disembark in Samos for a tour around the island
finishing our day on the island of Patmos
Day 10 Travel to and tour the island of Crete & sail to Santorini to tour Oia Village
Day 11 Disembark the cruise ship Majesty for the final time in Athens and tour the Parthenon Temple, Herod Atticus Theatre & the Temple of Poseidon
Day 12 Return trip to Portland, Oregon