Available Courses

Classical Archaeology in Greece

Department of History and Classics


July 1 – 18, 2018


Various, Greece

Course description

Field Techniques in Classical Archaeology
CLASS 475 LBL 850


Advanced Field Techniques in Classical Archaeology
CLASS 476 LBL 800


Studies in Classical Archeology I and II
CLASS 601 SEM 800 and CLASS 602 SEM 800

This adventure-packed trip will take you to famous ancient cities, palaces, monuments, and museums. Visit the Acropolis in Athens, enter the citadel associated with the legendary king Agamemnon in Mycenae through its famous Lion Gate, walk in the footsteps of the apostle Paul in Corinth, and stand where 300 Spartans fought their last battle at Thermopylae!

We will begin our study tour in Athens and Attica. Here we will stay for a few days at the Canadian Institute in Greece. We will be visiting the Acropolis, see the Parthenon, and the new Parthenon Museum, the Agora, the National Museum, the Kerameikos, Piraeus, Marathon, and Sounion.

We will then travel to Corinth, where we will visit the site and museum and other important ancient sanctuaries in the area such as Isthmia, Epidavros, and Nemea. We move on to Nauplion where we will witness first-hand the splendour of Mycenae, Tiryns the Argive Heraion, and the Early Bronze age site at Lerna. The tour continues with a visit to Sparta, Mycenean Pylos, Olympia, Delphi, and Thermopylae. 

Instructors: Dr. Margriet J. Haagsma and Steven Hijmans

Accommodation and travel

Students need a valid passport. No visas are necessary. Students should ensure that their passport is valid for the entire duration of their travels.

Students will have to make their own travel arrangements for travel to and from Greece. Those flying from North America will have to change flights in Europe. Check online for special offers from Air Canada, KLM, and British Airways.

We will stay for one week in Athens. The majority of students will stay in the Canadian Institute in Greece, and several students will stay in other "foreign schools" in Athens. During our travel days (July 8-18), students will stay in good hotels with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and (sometimes) a pool.

Anticipated costs

Standard University of Alberta tuition and fees apply. Additional costs including accommodation, meals, airfare, ground transportation, and excursions are estimated to be $2,125.

The organizers have applied to the Educational Abroad Group Award. If successful, the students will receive $750 maximum in financial support. If not successful, the participating students are encouraged to apply to the individual Educational Abroad Award.