Lewis & Clark: Ikaria – Greece’s Blue Zone

Ikaria: Greece’s Blue Zone
with Lewis and Clark College

Ikaria: Greece’s Blue Zone
May 11 - 19, 2025
  • May 9 – 11: Athens Optional Pre-Trip Extension Tour

Experience the beauty, cuisine, and culture of Ikaria – one of the world’s five designated “Blue Zones.”

5,595 USD*

*Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. 

**Single room supplements are available (+$850)

Join us on an unforgettable exploration of the Mediterranean, journeying to the Greek islands of Ikaria & Mykonos with L&C experts Jerusah and Brian Detweiller-Bedell. Adapt to the unique pace of one the world’s noted “Blue Zones,” unlocking the mystery behind its inhabitants’ longevity and high quality of life. Enjoy the cuisine, experience the culture, and meet the people who sustain and are sustained by this stunning landscape. Venture through country villages and walk along the beachfront, considering how you might bring the energy of this special destination back home. 

Extend your trip for extra time to explore the sites of Athens or add nights on Mykonos!


About Your Group Leaders​​

Jerusha and Brian Detweiller-Bedell often discuss wellness and mindfulness in their Psychology courses. With a lucky few, they will discuss Blue Zones and explore together the beauty and charm of the Greek Island of Ikaria. Jerusha currently serves as the Director of the Center for Community & Global Health at L&C. Brian is the Executive Director of the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship & Leadership.

8 nights’ accommodation per itinerary
1 Greek guide for 5 days (+ tour assistant on Day 1 & Day 8)
7 days private transportation
Arrival Airport Transfers
Meals listed in itinerary: 8 breakfast [B]; 5 lunch [L]; 5 dinner [D]
Entrances, sites, and honorariums for speakers
Customary gratuities for all guides, drivers and hotels
Water on the bus throughout the tour
Dedicated pre-trip customer service and 24/7 on-ground support
International Airfare
Arrival & departure airport transfers
Single Room Supplement - $850
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section
Registration Information

Read through the Terms and Conditions prior to booking your tour. 

Exclusion to the T&C for this trip: 

Deposits are refundable if the tour does meet the minimum number of travelers required.

Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.

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Some plans and policies [Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) or coverage for pre-existing conditions] may only available for a limited time (approximately 2 weeks) following your date of deposit.

Registration Form:

To make a deposit and hold your spot on this trip, fill in your credit card details and billing address below. You will receive a receipt by email.

Tour Itinerary