Summer University 2018


BLUEStories III : Follow the Sun

Organized by AEGEE-Ioannina

In cooperation with AEGEE-Academy

BLUEStories III : Follow the Sun Profile Picture
A few years back,some 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 35 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 gorge in 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 7th
To: Saturday, July 21st
Starts in: Ioannina
Ends in: Zante
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Language
Fee: 196€ info_outline
36 Friends
Accomodation: Gym ,Student Dormitories
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Boat trip , Rafting
Alternative: Beach time , City tour
Language: English, Greek ,Italian
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Feel the ultimate Greek summer experience from the secrets of the ancient era until the modern times.


Phone: 00306987391693

Our ideal participant:

    Are you curious, in love with ancient or modern culture and ready to live one of the most exciting experiences of your life ? Do you love to lay under the hot summer sun and dive into clear blue beaches? Are you eager to learn how to communicate in Greek and travel to some of the best islands of Europe ? Then you are the perfect participant for us!


    • Boat trips • Rafting • Beach parties • Beach time • Treasure hunt • Greek dancing workshop • City tours • Cooking Workshop • Greek language workshop • Crazy games • Island hopping • AEGEE Workshops

Course Information:

Timetable: 10 hours of workshops per week
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: AEGEE-Academy Locals with professional education
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 river.


Dodoni archaeological site contains the sanctuary of Dodoni which had a major spiritual place in ancient Greece. It was the oldest of the Greek oracles and ancient people traveled great distances in order to consult the priests who foretold the future.
Parga is a village by the Ionian Sea with unique turquoiz waters and colorful alleys that lead to the port.


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 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!


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