Greece, (Ilion, Athens)
Date Start: 2021-11-08
Date End: 2021-11-12

Traveling with Erasmus.
The third mobility of students and teachers took place in Athens in the week 8-12 / 11/2021. It was a great pleasure for all of us here in Athens to host our friends and associates. We believe that mobility in Athens was a very beautiful experience. A long journey for some, a short journey for others, we know that every experience they have carries with them emotions, lessons and changes, while at the same time their horizons expanded, they had the opportunity to explore our city and country.
Erasmus travel keeps your mind alert.
You receive new information, you save new images, you know new things. You live new experiences. You learn things, about other people, other cultures. You experience the different that the country you have visited has to offer you. You see their difference in relation to your own life. You learn that there is no discrimination, we are all equal. And you realize how small our world is. A new place or a new acquaintance with a different perspective from the ones you are used to, can change your life. They add color to your life, they break your routine. You are full of pictures, you make new friends. You create the album of your life, you get experiences, you make up stories to tell when you return to your country.

DAY1. After the welcome of our partners to our school, we were guided to the city of Ilion and after a short meal they participated in the dance workshop where the presentation of Body percussion took place, ie the use of the human body as a musical instrument. They improvised on modern sounds and Greek traditional dances were taught.
DAY 2. Students and teachers were guided to the Acropolis Museum, Parthenon, Plaka, Roman Agora, the Archaeological Museum at the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus. During the afternoon we visited and were guided to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and enjoyed our evening meal at Marina Floisvou.
DAY3. Today the day was just as special as early in the morning we visited for the archeological area of Sounio. The space really excited and fascinated students and teachers. The myth of the Aegea, Theseus and the Minotaur aroused their curiosity. The wind was extremely strong and it was quite difficult for us. Our lunch was on the beach of Varkiza and the walk on the beautiful beach ended with a feast of flavors as they tried chocolate chip cookies, melomakarona and doubles in the face of Christmas. On the way back to school the students participated in the music technology workshop. In the computer room of our school they improvised and created their own music with online applications. The day ended with our dinner in Christmas mood.
DAY 4. The theater of Ancient Epidaurus and Nafplio was our current destination. The space was imposing and impressive. The space was presented to the students and teachers and they also experimented with the coin which is heard in the upper seats of the theater when it falls in the center of the stage. The Greek team recited lyrics from Antigone in ancient Greek and at the same time translation into English. Later we visited Nafplio for lunch, the first capital of Greece and the day ended with a visit to Palamidi Castle..
DAY 5. The last day of our program. Visiting the Panathinaiko Stadium, the National Garden, we watched the change of guard in Syntagma Square. The students were informed about the Academy of Athens, the University, the old Parliament and the church of Kapnikarea. In the evening at the school, the ceremony of awarding the commemorative diplomas and their gifts took place. They enjoyed sweets and food prepared by the parents of our students, played "night" volleyball and sang. The moment of separation was moving for both the students and the teachers. We made our appointment for 14-18 February 2022 in Cordoba in Spain.

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