Throwback Thursday: Greece

While in College I did an Art group trip to Greece for a couple of weeks, receiving college credit for the Art History and Visual classes included. This was a great integration of course and one of the wonderful ways to discover a region so rich in ancient history, art and culture. However, we did cram in so much in a short period and our main art professor was something of a referee for 15+ students. The first week was spent on a cruise going around the Aegean Sea to many of the important Greek cities such departing as Athens, and visiting Olympia, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, including also Dubrovnik, Croatia; Venice, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey. During lecturing class time we actually used one of the many common rooms or library of the ship. Then after, while on a coach bus we traveled to Thessaloniki, Meteora, Delphi and back to Athens. Such marvelous ancient sites are the more incredible tangibly, as seeing pictures and reading the history; to mention the Acropolis, Olympics site, views of Santorini, amphitheater of Delphi, the museums accompanying them with the earliest class of Architecture. *Going to spare readers the rhetoric historical fact general knowledge spiel. In addition to the great food, if not familiar try Baklava, Moussaka (like a Greek Shepard’s Pie), Feta Cheese and Olives one can want. The people are really incredibly friendly and passionate. It is relatively inexpensive and the Euro is used there. Check out the old pictures from a 35 mm disposable camera (from before I owned a Digital one).

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