Where chronicles go beyond the confines of the classroom
Europe is timeless. From the still vivid paintings of Knossos Palace’s walls all the way to Marrakech’s spirited Medina, it’s the continent’s history and that of its neighbouring countries of the Maghreb that fascinate and draw in. All of this has led to the region achieving what we thought impossible. Yes, Europe has mastered edutainment.
The lesson starts by taking a step back to Turkey’s Roman roots exploring the “golden age” of the now crumbling Ephesus city, while in Italy, little aesthetes have their taste for art tickled with Villa Romana del Casale’s mosaics. The more hands-on approach continues in sun-scorched Greece, where budding archaeologists finally have permission to play in the dirt as they experience what it’s like to uncover artefacts on an excavation and, bypassing the Mediterranean altogether, crafty creatives learn the traditional art of carpet weaving and pottery in Morocco. A cooking class demonstrates Cyprus’ regional recipes and fiery Spain gets blood pumping with family flamenco lessons, cooled off only by a dolphin cruise headed by a WWF biologist in Portugal. While the pace is slowed altogether sailing the calm waters of Montenegro’s Boka Bay to explore the area’s old towns and ancient palaces.