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Philosophy A Plato 8 Days 9th May 2016 - 16th May 2016

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It is widely known that Greece is the cradle of Philosophy. The line which starts from Orpheus continues to Pythagoras and then to Socrates by Plato and the Neoplatonic philosophers, gives us the keys to work towards a complete life and even more. It is important if this approach takes place where the great philosophers taught and where the energy of the ancient spirit is still strongly felt.

DESTINATIONS: ATHENS - ELEUSIS - SOUNION - EPIDAURUS - MYCENAE - NAUPLION - ANCIENT OLYMPIA - DELPHI.

Arrival Date: Monday 9th, May 2015 ---- Departure Date: Monday 16th, May 2015

Group up to 15 persons - Minimum 7 persons.
Language: English

Prices depend on several factors: number of persons, season, class of service, including services e.t.c.
If you are interested in this program, for other dates except the scheduled, if you are a Travel Agency, please send us a message to: greecesunlife@greecesunlife.com, or fill and submit the form on the field "contact us", with your details : dates, number of persons, meals, class of service or budget, some special need.

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1.590,00 €
1.590,00 €

Details

Apart from the tour program with professional guides, lectures will be given and interactive discussions will be held, on the following topics:

1. "Socrates, the great Greek Athenian Philosopher, one of the major figures of Greek & International Spirit and Culture". Lecture A.

2. "Plato, the Greek Philosopher from Athens, the most famous student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle".Lecture B.

3."Cosmogony, according to Platonism":Lecture C.

4. Interactive discussions with the participation of all, on the issue of Cosmogony, in several places according to the programme.

5. Brief Lecture & Interactive discussion: In Epidaurus, about the Therapies in antiquity.

6. Brief Lecture & Interactive discussion: In Ancient Olympia, about the Olympic Spirit.

7. Brief Lecture & Interactive discussion: In Delphi, about the deep meaning of the "Omphalos Stone", a powerful religious symbol which was considered as the Centre of Earth and the most famous ancient Greek Oracle.

PROGRAM:

1st DAY:

Arrival at Athens airport - Transfer to the center of ATHENS - Guided panoramic Tour - Lunch - Hotel/Check in - Rest – In the afternoon: Walking near Acropolis - Lecture A, on the HILL OF MOUSSES (Philopappos Hill) near Acropolis - Dinner - Overnight.

2nd DAY:

Breakfast – At 08.00 a.m. a visit to ACROPOLIS - NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM - ANCIENT AGORA - Lunch - Rest – In the afternoon: Lecture B in a conference room of the hotel - Dinner - Free time - Overnight.

3rd DAY:

Breakfast - At 08.30 a.m. departure to the area where the Plato's Akademy was. Then, to ELEUSIS (21 km – 20 min) : The Sanctuary of Goddess Demeter and the Kore, the most important place for the Ancient Greek Mysteries – A visit to the archaeological site followed by Lecture C - Lunch - In the afternoon: Visit to CAPE SOUNION (Temple of Poseidon) via a magnificent coastal route (60 km - 75 min). – A visit to the archaeological site while admiring the marvelous sunset - Stopover for dinner on the way back to Athens - Free time - Overnight.

4th DAY:

Breakfast – At 08.30 a.m. from Athens to EPIDAURUS (126 km – 2 hrs) – A visit to ASCLEPION, to the famous THEATRE with the unique acoustics and to the MUSEUM - After the historical information, we will approach the philosophy of healing in antiquity. The therapists here and in other healing centres of antiquity were also philosophers – From Epidaurus to MYCENAE (54km – 1hr approx.) a major center of Mycenaean civilization which developed from 1600-1100 BC. A brief account of the tragic story of the Atreides Royal House- Lunch – A visit to the archaeological site, the Museum and the famous tomb of King Agamemnon – From Mycenae to picturesque NAUPLION (22km – 30 min. approx.) - Hotel/Check in – Free time to walk around – Dinner – Overnight.

5th DAY:

Breakfast – At 08.30 a.m. from Nauplion to ANCIENT OLYMPIA (200 km – 2 hrs+40min approx.) – A visit to the birthplace of the Olympic Games: Ancient Olympia, where one can admire the Sanctuary of Zeus and the Stadium – Lunch – A visit to the Museum – Hotel/Check in – Rest – Interactive discussion: The Olympic spirit in every field of life, its deeper meaning, the importance of effort and its effects even to our inner self – Dinner - Free time to walk – Overnight.

6th DAY:

Breakfast - One hour for shopping. Some of the products are: - Special virgin olive oil, from olive trees growing near Ancient Olympia - Natural cosmetics based on olive oil -Soaps based on olive oil - Various pastes, from olive, from Greek pistachio etc.- Greek saffron (one of the best varieties in the world) - Superior quality wines with international awards - Genuine local drinks e.t.c. Discounts are arranged for our clients – At 09.30 a.m. from Ancient Olympia to DELPHI (240 km – 4 hrs approx.), across the Rion-Antirion Bridge, a wondrous work of modern engineering. Arrival at Delphi via the picturesque town of Nafpaktos and a coastal route with a spectacular view of the Corinthian Gulf – Lunch – Hotel/Check in – Rest – Interactive discussion: An introduction to the deep meaning of the "Omphalos Stone", a powerful religious symbol which was considered the Centre of Earth and the most famous ancient Greek Oracle – Dinner – Free time for a walk – Overnight.

7th DAY:

Breakfast – At 08.30 a.m. a visit to the Sanctuary of Delphi: The Temple of Apollon – The Theatre – The Stadium – The Treasures of the Greek cities e.t.c. We will stay there, after our guided tour, for as long as we need to feel the atmosphere – A visit to the Museum – A visit to Tholos of Athena Pronaia - Lunch – Rest – Free time for a walk and discussion of our impressions – Dinner – Overnight.

8th DAY:

Breakfast - Morning departure to Athens and airport.

Notes:

1. During the tours, stopovers are made. In summer some of these stopovers may include beautiful spots for swimming.

2. Sometimes the discussions continue en route.

PRICES INCLUDE:

1. Transfers and excursions as are announced on the program, with luxurious tourist coaches. We cooperate with the best, awarded company in Greece, with the most modern and safe fleet, full of amenities.

2. Hotel 4*plus or 5* in the centre of Athens (3 nights).

3. Hotel 3* or 4* in Nauplion or Tolon area (1 night).

4. Hotel 4* in Ancient Olympia (1 night).

5. Hotel 4* in Delphi (2 nights).

6. Buffet breakfast every morning.

7. Dinner every evening.

8. Professional guided tours every day.

9. Lectures by Professors and Researchers.

10. Lectures and Interactive discussions by Mrs.Lina Gallilaia.

11. GreeceSunLife assistance and accompaniment.

12. Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and Museums as are announced on the program.

13. Insurance of professional and general liability in accordance to Greek Legislation.

14. Taxes.

15. Gift GreeceSunLife.

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