Filmmaker Grant Foster set out to discover what makes mainland Greece and its many islands an ongoing attraction for travelers from around the world. The result is his film, "Greece and its Aegean Islands," which he will show to the University Travel Club on Wed., Oct. 15. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
The screening will be in beautifully refurbished Kingsbury Hall on the lower University of Utah campus. Tickets are available at the box office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and just before showtime on Wednesday. A free shuttle bus will begin service in Rice Stadium parking lot at 6:30.Foster will take his armchair audience to Athens to visit the Acropolis, with its majestic ruins of the Parthenon. Life in the busy inner city is fraught with challenges. Simply catching a cab to see the many museums, ancient monuments and archaeological sites can be one of them.
No visit to Greece would be complete without stops at Olympia where the Olympic games began near the temple of Zeus; the fortified city of Mycenae, with its Lion Gate and rock tombs; the mountain monasteries of Meteora perched on vertical rocks high above the valley of Kalambaka; an overland journey through the mountainous heart of mainland Greece to Delphi, with its ruins of an ancient city; and an unforgettable guided walk through the sacred city of Dion, below the most dramatic mountain in all of Greece - Mount Olympus.
Foster has earned many awards as a filmmaker. He's a native of Christchurch, New Zealand, who entered the travelog business in the early 1980s. He presented a film on Australia to the UTC audience last season.