The Mediterranean Sea Through The Ages: An Education & Discussion on Historic Events and Current Challenges
With Distinguished Guest Lecturer Admiral James Stavridis and Cultural Lecturer Anastasia Akrivaki
Departure April 24 – May 5, 2020
Situated strategically between Europe, Asia and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been from deep antiquity to the modern era the place where great civilizations originated and flourished, and empires, cultures, religions and political systems crossed paths and sometimes clashed. This is a sea where history is felt deeply. The Mediterranean is also a place with some of the world’s loveliest and most gentle shorelines, idyllic islands, towns and villages.
We are honored to have Admiral James Stavridis as our Distinguished Guest Lecturer on this voyage from Rome to Athens. A retired 4-star United States Navy admiral, Admiral Stavridis served as the commander of U.S. Southern Command and commander U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, the first Navy officer to hold these positions.
We will sail out of Rome’s port of Civitavecchia, cruise along the Tyrrhenian coast of Italy to the fabled Amalfi peninsula, continuing to Sicily and on to Malta. We will cross the Ionian Sea to reach the west shore of Greece and its island of Cephalonia. We will enter the Gulf of Corinth, explore Delphi, the ancient sanctuary of Apollo, navigate the Corinth Canal, and reach the Aegean Sea where we will call at two magnificent islands, Milos and Santorini, before arriving in Athens’ port city of Piraeus.
Our ship for the voyage is the Star Pride, one of the finest cruise ships in the Mediterranean, featuring all-suite accommodations. Our small group through the voyage will be comprised of Admiral and Mrs. Stavridis and approximately 30 travelers who will enjoy his private lectures and our private shore excursions during the trip.
Please join us for a rare travel happening.
Why Travel with Thalassa Journeys
Thalassa Journeys was established by the principals and managers of Travel Dynamics, the company that 50 years ago pioneered the concept of educational travel for America’s educational and cultural institutions. The belief that travel is primarily a learning experience forms the core principle of Thalassa Journeys.
Each Thalassa Journey is constructed around a particular theme. Unlike most tours, each of our journeys are intimate, and led by lecturers who are truly subject-matter experts for each theme. Although many other companies claim to have expert lecturers, few truly have accomplished, renowned experts in their fields, like Thalassa.