S: Educational Tour
FC: Old Adventures In A Modern World | Ancient Greece | Present Day
1: Created by: Paloma Maldonado | Tour Itinerary | Day 1: Anatolia, Turkey Day 2 :Thrace, Greece Day 3: Tunisia, Africa Day 4:Sicily Day 5 :Grossetto and Corsica, Italy Day 6: Nice, France Day 7:Scalea, Italy Day 8: San Gregorio Day 9: Isola di Pantelleria (Island off the coast of Greece.) Day 10: Corfu, Greece | Note: This tour will take you through the Mediterranean and it will stop at each present-day place that Odysseus once visited in ancient Greece.
2: The first place on our journey is Troy, which is now present-day Anatolia, Turkey. | Anatolia is full of many historic and beautiful places ranging from mountains to castles. There's also so many things to do.
3: Troy is where Odysseus's journey begins in order to find his way home. It's also known for the Trojan War. | Mountain range in western Anatolia.
4: Next we will visit Cicones, which is now present-day Thrace, Greece
5: Cicones was also known as the town of Ismara and was home to the Thracian tribe. (As shown to the right.)
6: The next place in our journey is the island of the Lotus Eaters. Tunisia, Africa is the present-day island. | The little island off to the side is the Lotus Eaters island.
7: To the right is a picture of Odysseus removing his men from the company of the Lotus Eaters. | The plant above is the sacred narcotic lotus plant.
8: In ancient Greece, the cyclops Polyphemus lived on an island. This island is known as Sicily. It's the next stop on our journey through the Mediterranean. | Note: Sicily is the island at the tip of Italy.
9: In the above picture Odysseus and his men are making their escape. They have blinded Polyphemus.
10: Siracusa, Sicily is the next stop on our journey. | Thranakia was said to be a small island off the coast of Sicily. It was the home of the sacred cattle.
11: Helios, shown the right was is the sun god and keeper of the cattle. After his cattle were eaten, he killed Odysseus' men.
12: The next stop in our journey is Grossetto, Italy. This is the present-day home of the ancient Laestrygonian people. | Grossetto is an important agricultural and industrial city. | (We will also be visiting Corsica within this same day.)
13: The Laestrygonians were a race of giant cannibals. | They murdered some of Odysseus's men and ruined 11 of his 12 ships. All who were with Odysseus made it out alive.
14: Corsica, Italy | Corsica is known for its white beaches and its rugged mountain outcrops. | You may even charter a boat and sail around the Tyrrhenian Sea.
15: Circe inhabited the ancient island of Corsica. | Circe turned some of Odysseus' men into swine.
16: Nice, France is the present-day home of the Land of the Dead and next on our itinerary. | Nice is full of many beautiful and serene places to let your mind escape from the worries of everyday life.
17: The Land of the Dead is shown to the right. | Tiresias telling Odysseus of his return to Ithaca. | Roman Catholic church is Nice, France.
18: Scalea, Italy is the next stop on our agenda. It is the home of the infamous Sirens. | This is a small village in Scalea.
19: The picture to the left illustrates the Sirens luring Odysseus and his men into their homeland. They sing to them. | The picture to the right is after Odysseus' men tied him to a pole, so he can resist the Sirens' songs.
20: San Gregorio, Italy lies right off the coast of the channel. | We will take a boat to the channel and sail around the waters in which Scylla lurked.
21: Scylla is the 6-headed monster that ate Odysseus' men. | Scylla was said to lurk in the narrow channel of water between Italy and Sicily.
22: Isola di Pantelleria is one of the last stops of our trip. It's the present-day island of Ogygia. | Just off the coast of Pentelleria.
23: Calypso held Odysseus captive for 7 years. She wanted to make him her immortal husband. | Zeus sends Hermes down to Calypso and she is told to set Odysseus free.
24: The last stop on our agenda is Phaeacia, which is the present-day island of Corfu. | Corfu is very green compared to other Greek islands: Hot and dry summers along with winter rain create lush vegetation.
25: Odysseus became shipwrecked on the island of Phaeacia. He was found by Alcinous's daughter, Nausicaa. | Alcinous : King of Phaeacia