On August 2nd, students will meet in the historic ancient city of Athens. The first evening will include a faculty/student meet and greet orientation dinner just outside the Acropolis Museum. Our time in Athens consists of introductory seminars led by Greek Artists in Ancient Greek Theatre and Traditional Greek Dance and additional dance classes at the beautiful Rallou Manou Dance Studio, just three stops by metro from our hotel. In the late afternoon, students will trek up to the Acropolis for a guided tour of its temples, theatres, and slopes.
EARLY ARRIVALS (Aug 1): Students who elect to arrive a day early will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding historic sites, antiquities, museums, and cultural events that Athens has to offer such as the Ancient Agora where ancient Greek playwrights and philosophers met daily.
In the evening, students will attend a performance at the historic Dora Stratou Theatre or similar, which will enhance the experience in our Ancient Greek Theatre and Traditional Greek Dancing Workshops. For an additional activities fee, ITDP is hoping to offer a day trip to the famous Ancient Epidaurus Theatre Festival before departing for Syros Island.