Sharing Travel

Sharing the dream of travel with those with fewer means.
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One of Alithea’s founding principles is a commitment to disrupt cycles of poverty by sharing the experience of travel with young people whose social and economic circumstances would otherwise not permit it.

Alithea is proud to launch Travel for Change whose mission is to explore and discover the world through principles of inclusivity, self-agency, empowerment, education, and a belief in the power of human-connectedness. 

From our travelers

Brian A.

I had the most amazing time of my life. This was the most real travel experience I've had to date. Thank you mostly for showing me that human experiences can be the most fulfilling moments. I learned what real hospitality is, and I loved the small group, family-style tour–it felt like a family. Traveling with Alithea has helped me know what I want to do in life.

Nate C.

It's not merely a trip to historic site of the classical world; it's a calling to an embodied experience.

Cindy P.

I can’t recommend Alithea Travel enough.  From the thoughtfully planned itinerary, wonderfully small group size, excellent food and the friendliest, well-located accommodations, it all exceeded my expectations.  But what really set this trip apart from the many other very enjoyable small group tours that I have taken is Jesse Blackwood himself.

Chris R.

Throughout our entire trip, I felt like a local - not like a tourist. The itinerary was filled with unique activities that immersed ourselves in the native culture. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and it was clear they were passionate about their profession. Furthermore, they felt like relatives I never knew I had by being incredibly friendly and kind. I would 100% recommend anyone who is looking to travel as a local to travel with Alithea.


Sharing meaningful experiences with thoughtful attention to the particular beauty of person and place.

Other  Experiences

Student Tours

Teaching a Classical Education

Small Group Tour

Athens and the Cyclades