Greece 2013

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Greece 2013

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This morning we woke up in a very leisurely manner, having breakfast at ten o’clock and not leaving till noon were we boarded a caique, a traditional Greek boat for a day cruise. Initially we were going to be driven to the port to pick up our boat but to …

Early this morning, we loaded our bus for a trip to Philippi, which was a two hour bus ride south. The drive was spectacular. We drove through the breadbasket of Greece, with rolling hills of corn, wheat, rye, and gorgeous fields of sunflowers everywhere. All this was set against high, …

Today we explored the city of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki was founded in 315 B.C.E. and during the Roman period, became the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. A very important strategic port for commerce between the east and west, the modern city secretly houses ancient sites in the …

Today we hopped on the bus early to start our drive south. Our first stop was almost an hour away in Pella, which was the capital of ancient the Kingdom of Macedconia founded in 399 B.C.E. We drove through our first encounter with flat countryside in Greece! There were furtile …

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