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Gastronomy and Wine Tourism in Greece

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Terms, Dates & Field of Study

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Field of Study

  • Wine Tourism

Program Term(s): Maymester

Budget Sheets :

Location(s), Eligibility Requirements


  • Athens, Greece

Minimum GPA: 2.75

Minimum Classification

  • Sophomore

Additional Details

Program Type: TTU Faculty-Led

Housing Options

  • Hotel

Study Abroad Advisors

  • Group Advising Session

Scholarship Available: Military and Veteran Program (MVP) Aid Available, Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship

Program Overview

We are delighted to invite students to join a 10-day study tour of the Greek wine culture in May 2024. We will arrive in Athens and take a land tour of the Peloponnese. We will then travel by ferry to the island of Crete and Santorini.  The aim of the program is to learn about the local grape varieties, witness the evolution of wine making practices from antiquity to this day and to experience the Greek food and wine hospitality.  We will visit wineries featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, as well as family owned & operated and record the diversity in wine tourism styles.

During our 10-day trip we will visit vineyards and wineries in the mainland and in 2 islands.  We will talk with winemakers and understand how climate, morphology and local grape varieties intertwine in creating unique wines.  Some group meals will be provided to give students an opportunity to exchange views and observations.

Courses Offered: 

  • RHIM 4350: Wine Tourism

Estimated Program Fee

Program Fee Includes: 

  • Lodging
  • Daily Private bus transportation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Some group lunches and dinners
  • Guided Tours and winery visits
  • Transportation within Greece

Program Fee Does Not Include: 

  • TTU tuition and fees
  • Airfare to/from Greece
  • Personal spending money
  • Education Abroad fee ($350)
  • Mandatory International Health Insurance ($2.57/day)

Program Open To: 

  • All TTU Students

For More Information Contact: 

Dr. Natalia Velikova