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 ISLAND LIFE® FORUM for a personal perspective on the true character of the Aegean Sea’s maritime culture.
Day 1: Depart the US for Athens, Greece
Day 2: Athens / Embark Le Laperouse
Day 3: Volos for Meteora
Day 4: Delos / Mykonos
Day 5: Patmos
Day 6: Rhodes / Lindos Optional Excursion
Day 7: Santorini
Day 8: Nafplion for Mycenae and Epidaurus
Day 9: Athens / Disembark ship / Return to US
Optional two night pre-cruise: Athens
Optional three night post-cruise: Ancient Olympia
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Sonu Bedi is the Joel Parker 1811 Professor in Law and Political Science and associate professor of Government and the Hans '80 and Kate Morris Director of the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College where he has been teaching since January 2007. He is the author of three books: Political Contingency (2007,co-editor), Rejecting Rights (2009), and Beyond Race, Sex, and Sexual Orientation: Legal Equality without Identity (2013). He was a partner investigator in a three year Australian Research Grant entitled "A Constructive Critique of the Political Approach to the Philosophy of Human Rights," a grant that seeks to study the many uses of human rights discourse in contemporary politics. He was awarded the John M. Manley Huntington Award for newly tenured faculty in recognition of outstanding merit in 2013 and the Jerome Goldstein Award for Distinguished Teaching (twice), chosen by a vote of the class of 2014 and the class of 2017. His research interests are in the areas of contemporary political theory, constitutional law and theory, and race, law and identity. He holds a doctorate in political science from Yale and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He also worked as a litigation associate focusing on First Amendment law at Cahill, Gordon, and Reindel. He routinely teaches courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, legal theory, freedom of speech, and theories of justice. Prof. Bedi’s lectures will focus on Classical Greek ethics and moral theory.