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Study Travel Program


Sunset from Cape Sounion in Attica

The UMBC Ancient Studies Department will conduct its 52nd annual study tour in Greece, March 16-25, 2018. The cost (still to be determined) will include 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. 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 in the Winter 2018 term (ANCS 301). Winter semester tuition will be waived for all UMBC students who take the course. Scholarships to help pay for the costs of the trip are available to Ancient Studies majors who enroll in 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 ( An initial deposit of $350.00 will be due Monday, October 16, 2017.

The tour will begin with in Athens, followed by stays in Itea, Nauplion, and Heraklion on the island of Crete. 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 hit the road for Delphi, visiting the Archaeological Museum of Thebes and the 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. The following day we return to Athens and eventually to Baltimore.