Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 26: Bitter sweet last day in Greece!

This morning unfortunately the buses were still on strike. But luckily the metro was back up and running! We were excited to have one last ride on the metro! We journeyed over to the National Archaeological Museum to see their … Continue reading

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Journey’s End

We began our day early enough, gathering in the dorm’s lobby at 4 AM.  Suitcases in tow, we bid our farewells to our resident assistant, Lita, returning our keys as we walked out the doors one final time.  We didn’t … Continue reading

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January 25- Taxi Cabs to Highest Mountains

We began our day with the unsettling news that all forms of public transportation in Athens was on strike. Some of us had been wondering when the bus drivers would get on board with the strike because of how packed … Continue reading

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January 24, 2012 – Brauron, Lavrion Monastery, and Sounion

We began our day, back to the usual schedule after our day off, greeted by our old bus and driver, Dimitri.  It had only been a day away from the road, but already the break felt long. Our first stop … Continue reading

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Free Day in Athens!

Today we had our free day in Athens! We all split up and did different things. One of the more challenge parts of visiting Greece has been that the public transportation is unpredictable. The metro system has been inconsistent because … Continue reading

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January 21: Adventures of Makrynitsa

After another fabulous breakfast in Thessaloniki we journeyed south towards Athens. Along the way we stopped at the Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum to explore the exhibit, Gold of Macedonia! One of the main pieces that we focused on was the Derveni … Continue reading

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After a slow start this morning, we traveled to Vergina to see the tombs of Phillip II and Euricide, Alexander the Great’s mother and father. The tombs, known as the Great Tumulus, were in the center of the ancient capital … Continue reading

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