Rome & The Greek Islands July Blyth Academy International Summers Program


About This Program

Spend part of your summer in the birthplace of modern democracy, Greece. Both ancient and modern, the country is a mix of ruins and resorts, tranquil islands and busy cities, and distinct cultures from the mainland to islands.

Start your tour in the ancient city of Athens and explore both classical architecture and modern city life. Hike through the Acropolis and take in the glory of the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike. Explore the shops in Athens’ lively marketplace, Plaka, teeming with cafés, restaurants, and night-life. Study in one of the world’s oldest cities, where so much history comes to life.

Leave the land behind and board ferries for island-hopping and learning in the Aegean sea. As you explore this unique archipelago, each island offers a stunning backdrop for your studies.

Start your island adventure off on Paros, an island surrounded by beaches with crystal clear waters. Its capital, Parikia, is a beautiful village full of stunning vistas everywhere you look. Trek up to the city’s well-preserved 13th century Venetian castle for fantastic views of the entire city and beyond!

Head south to the stunning and glamorous island of Santorini, known for its iconic white buildings with azure rooftops lining the hillsides. Explore the unique pathways and side streets on a walking tour of Thera/Fira, Santorini’s Old Town, and catch one of the most beautiful sunset views on earth from beautiful Oia on the northwest tip of the island.

From Santorini, we head south to Crete, the country’s largest and most populous island, where you can rejuvenate on dazzling beaches, and swim in clear blue waters. Take a walking tour of Heraklion’s Old Town, first established in roughly 820AD! Visit Knossos – the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, and often called Europe’s oldest city – to explore the ruins of the Palace of the Minoans.

From Crete, head back north to spend a final few days in Athens, where you’ll celebrate your immersion in Greek culture and food at a rooftop farewell banquet overlooking the old city and the Parthenon.


June 29th – July 24th, 2020*

Athens ▸ 2 days
Paros ▸ 6 days
Santorini ▸ 6 days
Crete ▸ 6 days
Overnight Ferry ▸ 1 night
Athens ▸ 3 days
*All dates are subject to change.


Activities included in your program

sunset trek
sunset trek
Knossos Palace
Knossos Palace
Included in your program: Hiking
Included in your program: Acropolis
Included in your program: Vatican
Included in your program: Colosseum
Included in your program: Sailing

▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Accommodation
▸ Tuition

▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Supervision
▸ Pre-departure briefing and materials
▸ Designated outings and activities

▸ City orientation tours
▸ Use of free Internet, where available*
▸ Access to Travel Journal
▸ Access to Vidigami photo sharing
▸ And much more!

* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.



Athens: TBA

Paros: TBA

Santorini: TBA

Crete: TBA

Athens: TBA


Dear Future Student

I never knew it was possible to have this much fun in only three weeks! Whether you come with a friend, a few friends, or by yourself, be open to making new friends with everyone! It will make experiences 100 times better. Don’t over pack because you won’t end up wearing half the things you brought. Try new things and have FUN!



Flight Details

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure

Are you flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport to join the group?

Blyth Academy airport staff will meet students flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport from any city with same-day connections to Blyth Academy group flights at no additional charge. Once your student is registered, please complete the Airport Meet-and-Greet application. Applications must be received by June 1st and will be fulfilled as available.

Monday, June 29, 2020Air Canada flight 1900Depart Toronto 4:40 pmArrive Athens 9:20 am, June 30
Friday, July 24, 2020Air Canada flight 1901Depart Athens 12:45 pm Arrive Toronto 4:45 pm
Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.

Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
Tuition & Supervision$2.885
Taxes & Fees$900

Cancellation Protection - click for policy details.$290
Medical Insurance* - click for policy details.$90
Cancellation Protection & Medical Insurance Package*$370

Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.***

*Medical insurance is available to Canadian residents only. While Cancellation protection and Medical insurance is optional, we strongly recommend that you purchase both.

**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $900 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. Please visit for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, dates, departure taxes, fees, and surcharges are subject to change.

***Please visit for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.