Study Tour to Greece


Every summer, students of Classics from UCD join those from the other Irish universities for a study tour to Greece. This tour is organised by the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens  and is led by two experienced guides from the Irish university system. During the ten days, sites ranging from Bronze Age through Byzantine are visited, thus catering for all interests.Key sites in Athens such as the Acropolis, Kerameikos, and Agora are followed by some of the highlights of the Peloponnese like Delphi, Olympia, Mystra, Sparta, and Mycenae. A number of museums are also on the itinerary, including the new Acropolis Museum in Athens.

The study tour can be taken as a Level 2 module for 5 academic credits, GRC20130 Study Tour of Ancient Greece. Students must go on the tour during the summer preceding the semester in which they will take the module, e.g. the summer 2017 tour to take the module in Semester 1 of 2017-2018. During semester, regular tutorial meetings help students produce a research project relating to an aspect of the tour and a travel journal.

The module is coordinated by Dr Jo Day.


For details on the forthcoming tour, contact the UCD representative of the IIHSA or Dr Jo Day.

Study Tour 1

UCD students at Epidaurus in 2012

Study Tour 2

Study tour group outside the Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae, 2012

Study Tour 3

‌Students learning about the Acropolis while sitting below the entrance (Propylaia), 2013

Study Tour 4

UCD students at Delphi, 2013