2012 Greek Land Tour and Cruise


Park University President Michael Droge
invites alumni and friends to an exciting

Tour of Greece

Classical Greece – Footsteps of St. Paul - Aegean Cruise

14-day land tour and cruise

June 2 – 15, 2012

In partnership with the Park University Alumni Association,
please join Dr. Droge and his wife, Molly, on this one-of-a-kind trip
 led by our own Dr. Thimios Zaharopoulos, who will guide us through
 the many wonders of his homeland and take us to
sites other tours don't go!

Print Schedule and Application

Apply Online

Cruise Shore Excursions
to be provided this Spring

Visit Greece


$3,985* with the 4-day Aegean Cruise
$3,285* without cruise

Space is limited to the first 34 alumni and friends to sign up.



Day 1 – Saturday, June 2, 2012

Depart from Kansas City


Day 2 – Sunday, June 3, 2012-Athens

Arrival and transfer to hotel Acropolis Select (close to the new Acropolis Museum).  Unofficial, walking tour of central Athens by our Park resident expert, Dr. Zaharopoulos. 

Breakfast on the plane; lunch and dinner on your own.


Day 3 – Monday, June 4 – Saronic Gulf Cruise

About 7:15 a.m. - pick up from hotel and transfer to the Marina Trokadero

Embark for the one-day cruise to the islands of Aegina-Poros and Hydra. Return to hotel about 6:30 p.m.

Breakfast at hotel; lunch on board; dinner on your own. 


Day 4 – Tuesday, June 5 – Athens

9a.m. - depart for city tour.

The guide will take us to see the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games. Tour will continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniforms, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and Constitution (Syntagma) Square.  Visit the Acropolis. Free time for photos, walk to the new Acropolis Museum. 

Breakfast at the hotel; lunch and dinner on your own.

                                                                               The Temple of Olympian Zeus


Day 5 – Wednesday, June 6 – Nafplion

8a.m. – depart for the 5-day bus tour.

Visit Ancient Corinth; Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus; Mycenae; Nafplion.   

Beachfront hotel stay at John & George in Tolo.

Breakfast and dinner at hotel; lunch on your own.

                                                                   View from John & George Hotel, Tolo

Day 6 – Thursday, June 7 – Olympia

8a.m. – depart for Olympia via Tripoli and Megalopoli. Arrival at Olympia – visit the Archeological site and museum.

Accommodations at Hotel Europa or similar.

Breakfast and dinner at hotel; lunch on your own.


Day 7 – Friday, June 8 – Delphi

8:30a.m. – Depart for Delphi through Patras crossing the magnificent bridge, crossing the Corinthian Bay from Rio to Antirio – Nafpaktos – Itea.

Arrive at Delphi – visit the archeological site and museum. Overnight accommodations at Hotel Apollonia.

Breakfast and dinner at hotel; lunch on your own.


Day 8 – Saturday, June 9 – Meteora

9a.m. – depart for Kalambaka via Bralos Mountain – Lamia.  Arrival at Kalambaka, visit spectacular Meteora (one monastery)

Overnight accommodations at the Hotel Andoniadis.

Breakfast and dinner at hotel; lunch on your own.


                                                             "Stone Forest" and monastery of Meteora

Day 9 – Sunday, June 10 – Meteora and Athens

9a.m. – visit Meteora (one monastery). Depart for Athens via Lamia – Thermopylae (to see Leonida’s Monument)

Arrival at Athens with accommodations at the Hotel Acropolis Select or similar

Breakfast at hotel; lunch and dinner on your own.


Day 10 – Monday, June 11 – Aegean Cruise  (see optional shore excursions)

Assistance and transfer to the port of Piraeus and embark on the cruise ship

11a.m. – depart for the four-day Aegean Cruise.

Visit the jet-set island of Mykonos

All meals provided on board.

Day 11 – Tuesday, June 12 – Cruise

Kusadasi in Turkey (Ephesus)

Patmos (where St. John wrote the Revelations)

All meals provided on board.

                                                                                                  Kusadasi, Turkey


Day 12 – Wednesday, June 13 – Cruise

Visit the beautiful island of Rhodes

All meals provided on board.


Day 13 – Thursday, June 14, Cruise

Heraklion, Crete (optional visit to Knossos)

Visit the breathtaking island of Santorini.

All meals provided on board.


Day 14 – Friday, June 15, Athens & Return

Early morning arrival Piraeus – Disembark cruise ship with assistance and transfer to the airport.

Depart for the US – Arrive in Kansas City late evening of the same day.

Breakfast on board; lunch, dinner and next day breakfast on plane.


*priced per person, double occupancy
single supplement is $635 for full trip and $315 for land only


Full payment must be received by February 1, 2012, to guarantee the advertised price and availability. Payment may be made by check or credit card.  Deadline extended to March 2!


Price Inclusive of:

·        Round trip coach airfare from Kansas City

·        Prices are based on double-occupancy at hotels and inside cabin on cruise.

·        English speaking guide during the City Tour and the 5-day bus tour

·        Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program. 

·        One-day side cruise

·        All transfers and taxes


Price Exclusions:

·        Tips for the guide and driver

·        Drinks and meals not listed

·        Aegean Cruise optional shore excursions

·        Travel insurance



·        Business class airfare, single or upgrade occupancy, upper level or outside room rates, and price exclusive of airfare available.

·        Travel insurance will be available.

·        Cancellation policy to be determined.


RSVP CONTACT: Danita Hodges, 816-584-6209 or Danita.hodges@park.edu