WILMINGTON — The Wilmington College women’s basketball team will travel to Greece, the cradle of Western civilization, in May to tour one of the world’s most historic countries and, of course, play basketball.
The team’s May 14-22 trip to Greece will feature such timeless attractions as ancient Olympia, the Argolis archeological sites and an Athens city tour with stops at the picturesque Plaka District and the Acropolis with its famous ruins of the Parthenon, Propyaia, Apteros and Temple of Athena Nike.
Also, a Saronic Gulf cruise will take the group island-hopping to Aegina, Hydra and Poros. Other stops during the week include the Greece National Historical Museum, as well as the Panathenaic Stadium, which, built entirely of marble, was the site for the 1896 Olympic Games, and the Athens Olympic Park, which was the primary venue for the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics.
The team will play three “friendly” basketball games against teams representing three national divisions.
The cost, which will be between $3,040 and $3,200 a person depending on the number of travelers, includes round-trip airfare, seven nights in twin-share accommodations, 15 meals, ground transportation by motor coach, admission to the listed tourism sites and a full-time, English-speaking tour director.
The trip is available for academic credit for Wilmington College students; however, all passengers are welcome to attend class sessions to learn about the history, economics, politics and culture of Greece. Dr. Michael Snarr, professor of political science, is teaching the course and, with head coach Jerry Scheve, is leading the excursion.
Sports Travel Academy is sponsoring the tour. More information is available by contacting Snarr’s WC office at 937-481-2436 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.