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A philosophy holiday in the steps of Plato and Socrates

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Philosophy Holiday

Philosophy Summer Trip

Greece, Europe
6 Days
€ 870 combadi price

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Holiday Type
Open dates/private groups
Running Period
May, June and September, October

The Combadi Insight:

It doesn't get any closer the real thing than this. A philosophy holiday in Greece that will open your mind and welcome you into the homes and hearts of the locals who live and breath in Athens, a vibrant city changing every day. Walk along the same paths and through the monuments where Plato, Aristotle, Socrates and Theophrastos did, 2500 years ago. It was time someone made philosophy accessible to all.

Holiday Code: DA2

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Welcome to Athens, the capital of Greek ancient and modern philosophy, where a group of locals are bringing you a unique philosophy holiday. A weekly program has been put together with philosophy classes, days on sunny beaches, authentic accommodation and an evening program with Greek food and raki.

This is a truly alternative holiday combining the vibrant life of one of the most exciting capital cities in Europe and the blue waters of the Athens riviera just a drive away from your accommodation.

During your time in Athens, we will talk about Pythagoras, Herakleitos, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Sappho the poet and Theophrastos who were born in Eresos.

The magic of this alternative holiday is in the details. A truly authentic stay at one of the carefully selected homes in Athens or a stay in a 3* up to a luxury hotel if this is what you fancy. You will wake up early and be treated to a true greek hospitality welcome. Indulge in home made breakfast prepared by your hosts.

Then you 'll be off to your philosophy class of the day covering the work and teachings of one of the Greek philosophers. Plato will amaze you with his wisdom, Aristotle with his insight, Sappho with the beauty of her poems.

After your morning philosophy class, you will head to one of the many surrounding sandy beaches. Having your lunch on the beach, in Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens that will enchant you with its character or other selected hidden spots brought to you by your host; you will not be left hungry or unimpressed.

Every evening will be different. Many nights will be spent around the table or the fire under the stars in discussion (it will go as deep into the philosophy of life as the group is willing to go) and the company of raki, ouzo or wine. There is a rock night, an open air cinema, a theatre play in the ancient theatre of Herodeion, at the foot of the Acropolis among many other surprises.

This summer, embark on this philosophy holiday experience and you will have the opportunity to take part in the city and seaside way of life—in your free time wander the back streets, sip the wine, enjoy the city, its culture and archaelogical heritage. And do not forget, during the months of May, June, September and October, when the Athens philosophy holiday takes place, the sun is always shining (almost..) and the temperature is a mild 20-30 degrees. Pure summer bliss.

What are you waiting for? Book your place now.

Socrates said; "The examined life is not worth living". Come and discover the philosopher inside you.

Note: depending on the time of year you choose to come: May, June, September or October—the schedule may differ slightly.

MONDAY

  • 8:00 - 10:00: Breakfast – free time
  • 10: 00 - 12:00: Philosophy class
  • 12:00 - 14:00: Swimming at Kavouri beach
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Lunch at taverna by the sea
  • 16:00 - 19:00: Free time or siesta
  • 19:00 - 21:00: Dinner & Discussion
  • 21:00 - 24:00: Greek folk dancing under the stars at the Dora Stratou theatre

TUESDAY

  • 8:00 - 10:00: Breakfast – free time
  • 10: 00 - 12:00: Philosophy class
  • 12:00 - 14:00: Archeological centre of the Athens Agora
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Lunch at Monastiraki
  • 16:00 - 19:00: Free time or siesta
  • 19:00 - 21:00: Dinner & Discussion
  • 21:00 - 24:00: Open air cinema

WEDNESDAY

  • 8:00 - 10:00: Breakfast – free time
  • 10: 00 - 12:00: Philosophy class on the Acropolis
  • 12:00 - 14:00: Museum Acropolis
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Lunch in Plaka
  • 16:00 - 19:00: Free time or siesta
  • 19:00 - 21:00: Swimming at Vouliagmeni - Dinner
  • 21:00 - 24:00 : Bar by the sea

THURSDAY

  • 8:00 - 10:00: Breakfast – free time
  • 10: 00 - 12:00: Philosophy class at Sounio
  • 12:00 - 14:00: Swimming at Sounio beach
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Lunch sea Tavern
  • 16:00 - 19:00: Free time or siesta
  • 19:00 - 21:00: Dinner & Souvlaki in the centre of Athens
  • 21:00 - 24:00: Theatre Herodion

FRIDAY

  • 8:00 - 10:00: Breakfast – free time
  • 10: 00 - 12:00: Philosophy class
  • 12:00 - 14:00: Swimming Voula beach
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Lunch Pizza
  • 16:00 - 18:00: Free time or siesta
  • 18:00 - 21:00: Dinner & Discussion
  • 21:00 - 24:00: Rock night bar Gazi

SATURDAY

  • 8:00 - 10:00: Breakfast – free time
  • 10: 00 - 12:00: Philosophy class
  • 12:00 - 14:00: Archeological Museum
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Lunch at Lykabettos
  • 16:00 - 18:00: Free time or siesta
  • 18:00 - 21:00: Swimming - Dinner at Marathon beach
  • 21:00 - 24:00: Bar sea side Zoumberi beach

SUNDAY

  • 8:00 - 10:00: Breakfast – free time
  • 10: 00 - 12:00: Philosophy class
  • 12:00 - 14:00: Swimming at Kinetta beach
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Lunch at Kinetta
  • 16:00 - 19:00: Free time or siesta
  • 19:00 - 21:00: Dinner & Discussion
  • 21:00 - 24:00: Verde Bar Papagou
  • Choice of accommodation between appartment, 3*, 4*, 5* and luxury hotel
  • Seven days Greek food—includes breakfast, lunch, dinner at a variety of places (taverns on the beach, barbeque)
  • Free transportation from airport and free transport to meet the weekly program
  • Seven Philosophy classes (two hours every day)
  • Free museum entry, sandy beaches
  • Open air cinema
  • Bars

Summer in Greece

Summer in Greece is an unbeatable experience. The beaches of Athens combined with philosophy courses and great food is something else. The Greek hospitality remains famous through the centuries.

Local way of life - Great food

In the Athens program you will visit all the major archaeological sites, swim on great beaches and eat Greek food in beautiful locations. You will never be short of something to do. You will also get to experience the Open-Air cinemas, something any visitor to Athens should never leave without experiencing at least once.

Housing Services

Our idea is to promote the housing and sleeping of our guests simply. ‘No’ to impersonal hotel atmospheres, ‘yes’ to simple local one, two or three room apartments with basic facilities in nice areas of Athens, where local people go about their daily life.

The apartments have basic facilities and are about 30 to 70 m2 each. All electricity and utility bills with taxes, will be paid by us without any extra charge. Ask us for details and photographs of the available residents.

In this way we take care of you all day round and you can enjoy local colour, philosophy made simple, privacy and all the important tourist attractions. With no typical attitude, we make you feel comfortable and safe in Greek hands, providing our teachers and guides.

However, if you prefer we can provide a fine hotel room. The price will differ for this option, please enquire.

Enjoy with us:

  • Greek hospitality and humour
  • Canadian honesty
  • Italian finesse
  • German organization
  • French happiness
  • American efficiency
  • Philosophy for the exercise of the mind!
  • Great Aegean sea swimming.
  • Greek dancing
  • Books and publications

Philosophy books will be available to use in English and Greek. Our library is a living thing that grows continuously, with your help. We publish our own books too.

We give you a chance to publish your own philosophical book or novel, if your story is outstanding, through "Donkey road publications" hard cover and e-book.

Medical Institutes—for peace of mind

Athens has twenty major hospitals, all around the city.

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