Journey to the cradle of Western civilization and the classical world on our comprehensive nine-day Aegean Odyssey. Explore the exquisitely preserved treasures and mythical landscapes of ancient Greece, uncovering layers of architectural history. Cruise to fabled halcyon islands from antiquity aboard the exclusively chartered, state-of-the-art Le Bougainville. Our epic voyage calls on the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, Santorini and the Peloponnese Peninsula. Visit the spectacular ancient city of Ephesus, arguably the finest extant example of a Greco-Roman classical city. Walk through the fabled Lion Gate of legendary Mycenae and explore the monumental ruins of the Sanctuary of Asklepios of Epidaurus. Enjoy guided tours in these storied destinations, visit up to eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites and experience the time-honored traditions and delights of authentic Greek villages. Meet and engage with local residents who will discuss contemporary life on the islands of the Aegean Sea during the specially arranged forum.
**Pricing and itinerary subject to change until final publication of brochure**
Optional Pre-Program: Athens
Day 1: Depart US / Canada
Day 2: Athens, Greece / Embark Le Bougainville
Day 3: Volos for Meteora
Day 4: Delos / Mykonos
Day 5: Pátmos
Day 6: Rhodes / Lindos
Day 7: Santorini / Akrotiri
Day 8: Nafpolion for Mycenae and Epidaurus
Day 9: Athens / Disembark ship / Return to US or Canada
Optional Post-Program: Delphi and Thebes
Michael Mastanduno is the Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government and from 2010 to 2017 served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. He has taught at Dartmouth since 1987, and his areas of research and teaching include international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, and the politics of the world economy. His current research concerns the rise of China and its implications for international economics and security. He is author or editor of numerous books including Economic Containment; Introduction to International Relations: Enduring Problems and Contemporary Perspectives; International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific; and International Relations Theory and the Consequences of Unipolarity. Professor Mastanduno lectures frequently in Europe and Asia and has been a guest faculty member at the University of Tokyo, the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations at Milan, and the Geneva Center for Security Policy, and, most recently, the London School of Economics. He has been awarded fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Salzburg Seminar, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the East-West Center. He served during sabbatical from Dartmouth as an assistant in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Phi Beta Kappa. He also served as Director of Dartmouth’s John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and is the recipient of Dartmouth’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarly Achievement.