Classical Sicily

5 days/4 nights

From only £579pp

Overview

5 days/4 nights From only £579pp

Situated between Europe and Africa, Sicily boasts an impressive range of Hellenistic and Roman archaeological remains. Expose your students to some of the finest examples of temples, magnificently preserved theatres and splendid Roman mosaics!

The experience was lovely! Excellent coach driver who gave great recommendations and a wonderful itinerary of sites. The Hellene team really helped when we had to go back and forth a bit with plans and were really accommodating. 

Our itinerary was excellent, we really appreciated the help with planning it.

We’ve been using StudyTrips for years and the help, advice and focus on the curriculum are excellent.

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What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Max 4 bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Departure from UK. Your Hellene rep will meet you on arrival and accompany you to your accommodation in Acireale via Catania Archaeological Museum, Greco – Romano theatre, Duomo and composite archaeological elephantine statue. Evening meal in hotel.

  • Day 2

    Full day excursion visiting Giardino Naxos, the first Greek Cleruchy on Sicily and then continuing to the idyllically located Taormina. The city once played a prominent role in both Syracusan and Roman politics and had a second renaissance as the backdrop for the Godfather movies. Evening meal in hotel. Overnight in Acireale.

  • Day 3

    Full day excursion visiting Epipolae to explore the most important fortress to survive the Greek period. Continue to Syracuse, once the most important city in Magna Graecia and home to a magnificent fifth century B.C. Greek theatre, quarries, Roman amphitheatre and Archaeological Museum .

    Afternoon in Ortygia to visit two Temples (one inside the Duomo). Evening meal in the hotel. Overnight in Agrigento.

  • Day 4

    A full day in Agrigento & Selinunte. In Agrigento visit the ‘Valley of the Temples’ and excellent Archaeological museum containing Telamon Statues and Greek Ceramics. Onwards to Selinute, a vast site crammed with well-preserved temples and the Acropolis. Evening meal in the hotel. Overnight in Agrigento.

  • Day 5

    Transfer to Catania airport via Piazza Armerina, the famous hunting lodge and the ancient city of Morgantina. Departure to UK.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Sicilia 1943 Museum – One of the most stimulating museums in Sicily, it highlights the WWWII Allied Landings in Sicily and the impact they had. Phoenician Isola San Pantaleo Mozia; Mozia is an island archaeological site. It was an old and powerful city located off the West Coast of Sicily. In the 11th centuty, it was renamed to
  • Punic ship display – The Marsela Ship is one of the oldest warships known from archeological proof. It a wreck that was discovered in 1969 in Western Sicily.
  • This Greek Bronze statue is over 2000 years old. mediaeval hilltop Erice; Visit this beautiful hilltop village in Sicily.
  • Giardini Naxos is a comune in the Province of Messina on the island of Sicily in Italy. Founded by Thucles the Chalcidian in 734 BC, Naxos was never a powerful city, but its temple of Apollo Archegetes, protecting deity of all the Greek colonies, gave it prominence in religious affairs.
  • With Temples of Apollo and Athena- this temple is one of the most significant ancient Greek memorials
  • 3D Syracuse Museum and oldest known European Jewish Mitzvah. Segesta Temple and Theatre- Visit the archaeological Temple of Segesta Cava di Cusa Quarries- ancient stone quarry in Sicily Palermo (Archaeological Museum, Duomo, Palatine Chapel, Catacombs)- Visit the capital city of Sicily.
  • Ferry excursion to Rheggio di Clabria for the Riace Bronzes.
  • Alcantara Gorge, Mount Aetna, Lipari and the volcanic islands, Riviera di Cyclopes.