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AEGEEus Myth: the beginning (from Athens to Crete)

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Crete island of Greece combinates wild beauty, idyllic landscapes and rich history!

Could you escape if you were trapped in a labyrinth while a Minotaur was chasing you ?

Do you want to show off your "Greek syrtaki” dancing skills at a local festival?

Have you ever tasted “Cretan dakos" salad along with “feta” cheese and virgin olive oil?

Are you sitting in front of your computer and all you can dream of is how great it would be if you were lying on the sandy beaches of Crete under the golden sun ?

Then, if you fancy a taste of these idyllic experiences, don’t hesitate! Try our TSU ! The Greek island of Crete is the perfect place for you!

General Information:

From: Saturday, July 20th
To: Saturday, August 3rd
Starts in: Athens
Ends in: Heraklion
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Arts, Creativity and Cooking
Fee: 252€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: hostel, gym, camping
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Cruise in Balos or Elafonisi
Alternative: Leisure at the beach
Language: English, Greek
Special equipment needed: sleeping bag, mattress, sunglasses, hat, training shoes, flip flops, towels (for beach and shower), sun cream, sunglasses, swimsuit.
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Exploring the Greek LabyRhythm through the culture and history

Contact:

Phone: +306972619846

Our ideal participant:

  • The ideal participant:
  • should be a real survivor
  • lover of sun, of hot weather
  • patient with sweaty clothes
  • fan of hiking
  • energetic personality with positive vibes
  • be adapted to unexpected circumstances
  • and of course interested in history and local culture of Greece

Activities:

  • City tour of Athens
  • In Creta: city tour of Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion
  • Trecking to Samaria Gorge
  • Visit hippie caves in Matala
  • Greek dance and culture workshop
  • Greek language workshop
  • Trip to Balos or Elafonisi (optional)
  • Beach parties
  • Thematic parties (tonga, mythology)
  • Olympic games workshop
  • pub crawl
  • Visit Acropolis rock
  • Trip to Sounio
  • Visit Knossos, Faistos
  • Visit a local farm
  • Greek cooking workshop
  • European night

Course Information:

Course:
Timetable:
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced member of AEGEE
Equipment:
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

Athens

Athens is the centre of ancient Greece, the city of the Parthenon temple and a vibrant metropolis that never sleeps​From ancient Greece and the Byzantine times to the Ottoman rule and modern history, the city exhibits invaluable archaeological remnants, picturesque pathways, neoclassical buildings and traditional mouth-watering flavors, all enhanced by the perks of the mild -and mostly sunny- Greek weather.

Chania

Chania is Crete’s most evocative city, with its pretty Venetian quarter, criss-crossed by
narrow lanes, culminating at a magnificent harbour. Remnants of Venetian and Turkish architecture abound, with old townhouses .The Chania harbour is wonderful and at any particular time of day the light produces a different result, creating a "different place". Chania is surrounded by numerous rich options for sightseeing, exploration and discovery. Mountain villages provide a view into the "inner Crete". The Samaria and many other gorges can be hiked, archaeological sites abound.
The rich natural landscape is insurmountable, the monuments of civilization countless in summer.

Rethymno

Rethymno combines rarely united features: the old town's charm and history, with proximity to a long sandy beach. Although it is the third largest town in Crete, Rethimnon never feels like a city as
Chania and Heraklion do. Instead, it has a provincial air; it's a place that moves slowly, a very romantic plade and the most important preserves much of its Venetian and Turkish appearance. Explore one of the best preserved medieval cities in Greece, and search for your fairy-tale romance in Rethymno. Venetian fortification works mingle harmonically with orthodox and catholic churches, mosques, majestic mansions of Venetian architecture, arches and cobbled paths which create a magical atmosphere, reminiscence of the city’s turbulent –yet glorious– past.

Matala

There are many artificial caves in the cliff of the Matala bay were created in the Neolithic Age. Matala was then a fishing village. In the 1960s, was the most Famous hippies' beach of Europe, in Southwest Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Heraklion

Heraklion or Iraklion the birthplace of El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. The palace of Knossos ​​can at first seem a nightmare, particularly if you arrive expecting to see a picturesque little island town.​While you are in or near Heraklion it makes sense to visit this well-restored and sprawling work of Arthur Evans who spent much of his life, and his inherited fortune to make Knossos what is is today.
A Minoan palace - this is is the closest you can get to piecing together the threads of the story of the Minoan civilisation through the structures the Minoans lived in. the gates.
​The enormous Archeological Museum collects together many of the finds from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other archeological sites in Crete.
 
 
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