For quite a long time I’ve been thinking about a Classics Academy trip to Greece and how I would love to share the wonder of ancient Greece with our students.

With the help of Classical Greek tutor Dr Kerry Phelan who organises group tours of Greece with Hellene School Travel, we have come up with a provisional plan.

We propose to be in Greece from 9th-16th April 2025 and anticipate that the tour will include the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Athenian Agora, the National Archaeological Museum, Delphi, Mycenae, and Epidaurus. If possible, we’ll take a day trip to Sparta, and dependent on time, we may be able to include Corinth and Eleusis.

The cost of the tour will be approximately £800. This will include six nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis (hotel costs will be higher for single rooms), coach travel, and some entrance fees. If travelling from the UK or Ireland, you should estimate £400 for flights. Flights from Ireland can be booked centrally by Kerry as part of the package, unless you prefer to organise your travel independently.

Participants should be aware that Greece has introduced a Climate Change tax, payable locally at your hotel. The rate depends on the hotel, but an approximation is €2 per room per night.

Please note that all costings, dates, and itinerary are estimated and will be confirmed once we have a better idea of numbers.

For now, we are seeking expressions of interest. Once we have an idea of numbers, we will be able to provide more accurate costings, and at that stage a deposit will be required to secure your place.

So, what do you need to do now? To participate in the trip, please send a message to by Monday 15th April.

Greek Orthodox Easter in 2025 is Sunday 20th April. Participants in the tour may wish to stay for a few extra days to experience this, or indeed they may wish to arrive in Greece earlier than the date our tour begins. Kerry will be happy to help with individual arrangements.

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