Summer University 2016


BLUEstories II : SUspicious Minds

Organized by AEGEE-Ioannina

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Last summer, 30 young detectives were chosen to solve the mystery that tortured the locals on the west side of Greece. This year, rumor has it that new “BLUEstories” will outbreak, threatening people’s peaceful lives. That’s the reason why they are in need of 30 Suspicious Minds willing to fight the upcoming mysteries and bring the fun back in their summers.
What's the relationship between a burned car and a banana? How can a ruler change completely someone's life? What kind of secret can be hidden in an abandoned submarine?
If you’ve always been a curious mind, attracted by mystery and adventures, then the only thing for you to do is to apply now!
Come and help us solve all these mysteries, while travelling all over West Greece. Our investigation begins from Ioannina, the silver city with the beautiful lake! With daily excursions we will discover many surrounding areas like picturesque Zagorochoria, do rafting, cross over one of the deepest canyons of the world and of course we are going to visit some of the most famous Greek islands. First we will travel to Lefkada with the amazing coasts, then we will move to Kefalonia with the mysterious beauty and the secret caves. We can not miss Ithaca, the historical island of Odysseus, before we end up in Zante with crystal waters and the famous Shipwreck beach.
If you want a taste of how to enjoy life like a Greek, party like crazy and have an unforgettable experience, then you just found the ideal plan for your summer!

General Information:

From: Saturday, July 9th
To: Saturday, July 23rd
Starts in: Ioannina
Ends in: Zante
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: Arts, Creativity and Cooking /
Fee: 196€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Gym
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Rafting, Boat trip
Alternative: City tour, Beach time
Language: English, Greek
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bag, Mattress
Suited for disabled people: No


Feel the vibes of the Greek spirit and collect the clues for the adventure of your life!


Phone: +306948223303

Our ideal participant:

    To be a member of our troop, you have to be in love with Vitamin Sea, since you will be getting a lot of it! We want you spontaneous, crazy and willing to sacrifice sleep, because you are not getting any! However, there is a key ingredient to be the ideal participant and that is…to have a Suspicious Mind!


  • Boat trips
  • Rafting to Arachthos
  • Beach parties
  • Beach time
  • Treasure hunt
  • Greek dancing workshop
  • City tours
  • Cooking workshop
  • Trekking
  • Greek language workshop
  • Crazy games
  • Island hopping

Course Information:

Course: Non formal education
Timetable: 10 h/week
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced local members
Equipment: Stationery
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Ioannina, Zagorochoria

One of the biggest and most beautiful cities in Greece with the famous Pamvotis lake. The lake is associated with myths and legends, with Ali Pasha and Lady Efrosin and with secret passages leading to the city castle, according to traditional rumors. Ioannina is also a city full of students and young people. Bars and local small restaurants (called “tsipouradika”) offer at any time a good taste of greek culture.
From Ioannina, we’re going to visit some of the beautiful and famous Zagorohoria. A complex of 46 small villages spreading on the mountains above the city, known for their physical beauty and unique architecture. They offer a big variety of excursions and activities, that leave all the visitors speechless. Our program there includes trekking across Vikos canyon (the deepest canyon worldwide, according to Guinness Book!), rafting and swimming at the cold water of the rive

Syvota, Parga

Sivota is a village built near the sea in a small bay and is one of the most well-known summer resorts in the country. There we’ll enjoy swimming and sunbathing!
Near Sivota, we will visit Parga, another very famous summer destination! In Parga, apart from the river “Acherontas”, where, according to mythology, was the pass to the “under” world, we’ll do many activities, enjoy the local cuisine and the wonderful landscapes.


Lefkada is the fourth biggest island of the Ionian Sea. Every summer are being organized Music and Dance Festivals as well as Extreme Sports Festivals, since its long sandy coasts offer that possibility. In Leukada, we will have the chance to swim at Kathisma, a huge beach with crystal blue waters that attracts thousands of people every summer.Some of the most famous beaches in Greece, like Porto Katsiki and Egkremnoi, are located in Lefkada. Finally, Nidri, Poros and Vasiliki have plenty of restaurants and bars, in which people party till the sun comes out!

Kefalonia, Ithaca

Kefalonia is the biggest and probably the most beautiful island of the Ionian Sea. It is no coincidence, that the famous film “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” (with Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz) was filmed in this location!
The traditional port Fiskardo, the famous Myrtos Beach, the top of the mountain Ainos and the secret Melissani Cave indicate that Kefalonia is the King of the Ionian Sea. Sounds too good to be true? Well, come and see for yourselves!!
Moreover, Ithaca, the island of Odysseus, carries tones of history since the early ancient world! Outstanding beaches and breathtaking scieneries in combination with the ancient stories surounding them, automaticly place Ithaca in the “must see” list of Greece!


In the past, Zante was given the name ‘’Flor di levanter’’ (flower of the East) because due to it’s location, was a target for many conquerors in the past. Nowadays, Zante is an island full of life, with beaches and sceneries that will take your breath away, embodying the dreams of every traveler!!9km south from the city center, Laganas is the most famous place in Zante. Lagana’s beach, known for the sandy beach and the crystal clear waters is also one of the last shelters of the sea turtle Caretta Caretta. Also, Laganas in known for the busy nightlife! Last but certainly not least, is Nauagio. You may also find it as “The cavity of smugglers” and it’s the most famous beach on the island if not in whole Greece. Its story goes back 20 years ago, when an illegal transport of cigarettes shipwrecked and flooded to the beach creating Nauagio, which you can access only by boat!!