RGS Guildford courtyard with students

Classics Trip to Greece

In the first week of the Easter holidays five members of staff and 46 boys flew off to Athens to explore the ancient sites of Greece.

In Athens, they visited the Parthenon and the Parthenon Museum, the theatre of Dionysus, the Agora and the National Archaeological Museum. They also experienced the buzz of the old town of Plaka and the markets around Monastiraki in the evenings. After two days in Athens, the group moved on to Delphi, famed in ancient times for the oracle of Apollo and for being the centre of the Greek world. The beauty of the site, on the side of a steep and rocky valley above the Corinthian Gulf, and the iconic artefacts in the museum made this visit very special.

The next stop was Olympia where staff and student looked round the site of the ancient Olympic Games. The site looked particularly beautiful in the Spring blossom, and the excitement of experiencing an earthquake made the visit even more memorable. For the next two days, the group were based in the seaside town of Tolon from there they visited the beautiful town of Nauplion, the first capital of modern Greece and were rewarded with amazing views over the sea and mountains from the top of the Venetian fortress. They also visited the palace of Mycenae, the home of King Agamemnon, and Epidauros, famed for the best preserved ancient theatre in the Greek world. The final stop on the way to the airport in Athens famous Corinth canal – which concluded a great trip.