Santorini, Rethymno, Chania and more!
Adventure and Sports
Environment and Community Service
The Greek Odyssey will take our students interested in high school adventure programs on an exciting trip to some of the best Greek islands: Crete, Santorini and Naxos. The students will enjoy their dazzling natural beauty, incredible history and culture, and delicious local cuisine. While visiting Crete, home of the ancient Minoan civilization, we will explore the mountainous range of Samaria, Elafonissi natural park, the Venetian fortress of Heraklion, and countless other sites. The students will also learn about Crete’s diverse ecosystems and help local environmental experts to research and preserve them.
Throughout their journey to these spectacular island destinations, our students will find new inspiration to explore the fascinating Universe of Ancient Greek Mythology. There is no better setting to discuss such amazing characters and stories as Hercules and his 12 labors, from capturing the Golden Hind to cleaning the Augean Stables; Prometheus, who created mankind from clay and stole fire from the Gods; Jason and the Argonauts, who embarked on a quest for the Golden Fleece; Perseus and Medusa, a monster who turned people into stone; Daedalus and his son Icarus, who learned to fly by using hand-made wings. These and other fascinating myths will be discussed by the staff and the students.
While visiting Crete, students will have an opportunity to learn about local natural resources and participate in various community service projects with our local partners. They will visit the Hellenic Center for Marine Research and attend a presentation on marine biology and biodiversity. Our students will also have a chance to learn about Crete’s flora, plant trees, organize beach clean-ups and help the stray animals on this island. Explore Abbey Road’s high school adventure programs now!
Please call or email us to find out about some additional safety precautions and contingency plans we are putting in place for this summer. Should Europe remain closed this summer, all students and staff will be transferred to our “Hawaiian Adventure” program in Honolulu, Hawaii, or Bar Harbor, Maine.
While there are thousands of packing lists for your trip abroad, many fail to mention the essentials for your travels (besides a passport and cellphone, of course). But don’t worry, we at Abbey Road Programs have your back. Continue reading for the top 4 secretive essentials to pack for your next trip abroad. 1. Snacks from home When studying in Italy, my parents asked if they could bring me anything when they came to visit. Without hesitation, I gave them a laundry list of snacks including peanut butter, granola bars, and gum. ...
What better setting to go snorkeling, paddle boating or kayaking, or go on breathtaking hikes to local beaches, forests and mountain ranges, than the Greek islands? Our students will participate in these and many other sports and recreational activities, several times per week, based on their preferences and experience. As always, we will put an emphasis on safety, positive spirit and fun!
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