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Picture of Athens, Greece by Professor Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D.Temple of Hephaestus, Theseion, in Athens, Greece

The Department of Global Management and Organization in the School of Business is hosting a 10-day trip to Greece from May 6 to 15, 2013, for Point Park University personnel, graduate students and alums.

The itinerary for the trip includes the following:

Map of Greece.
  • Day 1: Flight to Greece
  • Days 2 and 3: Athens
  • Day 4: Epidarus, Mycanae and Nauplio
  • Day 5: Mystra and Monemvasia
  • Day 6: Kalamata
  • Day 7: Ancient Messene, Pylos, Methoni and Olympia
  • Day 8: Isthmus Canal and Gilfada
  • Day 9: Saronic Islands
  • Day 10: Flight back to United States

"The trip will feature stops to modern, classical, and Medieval Greek sites in Greece as well as a full day cruise of the Saronic Islands," explains trip advisor Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D., department chair and professor of international economics and global management.

According to Luxury Travel Magazine, this area "harbors cultural values, traditions and a history of more than 4,500 years, which live in harmony with one of the most stunning scenic landscapes of the Mediterranean. Here, you'll discover palaces and vaulted tombs from the Mycenaean era, classical temples, Byzantine churches and medieval castles, all set in a breathtaking sun-drenched, lush landscape. UNESCO World Heritage List sites, including famous Olympia, Mystras and the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, as well as Ancient Messene, the Palace of Nestor, are all within driving distance."

Picture of Kalamata, Greece by Professor Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D.
Kalamata, Greece

The total cost for the trip - including airfare (from Pittsburgh to Athens and back), first-class hotel accommodations, most meals, tours and transportation throughout Greece - is $2,950.

Please note that the land portion of the Greek expenses are calculated in euros at current exchange rates. Price adjustments may be made if the exchange rate between the euro and the dollar changes substantially.

A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot; the full payment is due Feb. 28, 2013.

For more information or to make your reservation, contact Dawn Parasolick, assistant to the chair, at or 412-392-8047.

Photos by Dimitris J. Kraniou, Ph.D.


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