Greece in January?

Thomas Fleming

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October 5, 2019

I am exploring the possibility of a Greek adventure in January.  The plan is for three to four days in Athens and roughly the same amount of time in the Peloponnese.  The highlights of  the stay in Athens would include the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, the Archeological Museum, the ancient Agora, the Kerameikos Cemetery, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.  We are also considering a bus trip out to Cape Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon.

The sojourn in Athens would be followed by a three or four day whirlwind tour that includes Mycenae, Epidauros, Olympia, Delphi,  some monasteries at Meteora, and the battlefield at Thermopylae.  Since I no longer have a staff, I have decided, for this part of the trip, to book with a tour group that would normally consist of perhaps 25-30 people.  This means that even if we have a low turnout, the cost/price per person would not be affected.  It also makes logistics easier.  What we sacrifice in intimacy, we gain in efficiency and peace of mind.

Alternatively, we could arrange 4-5 days in Athens with trips to Cape Sounion and a trip to Delphi and perhaps Meteora.  At this point we are open to suggestions.  If you dislike the idea of joining a group for a few days, please indicate that.  At this point, I want to assess the level of interest.

We have not even begun to calculate prices, but the per diem cost should be in line with previous trips.

I'll be sending out an email in a few days, but, if you are thinking about joining us on this trip, please respond to me either personally or in a comment to this column.

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina