We had another lie in today, with breakfast commencing at 8.30, in a room overlooking the fabulous scenery around us. We then proceeded to the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, just down the road from our hotel, located on the side of a mountain. We walked up the Sacred Way, passing treasuries built by various … Continue reading Day 8 – The Final Day!
On the penultimate day of the trip, we all enjoyed a bit of a lie in, with breakfast at 8.30am - such a luxury! We then took the shortest coach ride of the trip down the road to the ancient site of Olympia. Inside the truly beautiful complex, we first listened to Mr Allen relating … Continue reading Day 7
We had a slightly later start this morning, with breakfast at 8am, a fact welcomed by all. We then walked to the Sparta Museum, which exhibited several mosaics and sculptures, including the rather famous 'Leonidas' sculpture. Having left Sparta, we headed to Messene, stopping to look at the colossal fortifications on the boundary of the … Continue reading Day 6
A fabulous sunrise greeted us on the beach as we made our way to breakfast before heading off for the day. Our first stop was Mantineia, a rather lesser known site. There we discovered an intriguing church, bizarrely made in the 20th century out of ancient ruins. We also walked the site of the ancient … Continue reading Day 5
We had an early start this morning, with a delicious breakfast before boarding the coach at 8am! Our first stop was at Nemea, where we had the opportunity to walk between the columns of the ancient Temple of Apollo. At the Nemean stadium, Louis and Linus were volunteered (as tributes) to race each other and be … Continue reading Day 4
We started the day with an excellent hotel breakfast, before checking out and heading to the new Acropolis Museum. Inside, we saw a variety of sculptures originally found on the Acropolis. The pupils particularly enjoyed the top floor Parthenon exhibition, which laid out the sculptures exactly as they would have been on the Parthenon. The … Continue reading Day 3
Today has been an extremely busy day! Fun stat: we have walked over 20,000 steps today! We started out by walking to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, where we also saw Hadrian's arch. We then went to the Ancient Agora, where we especially looked at the temple of Hephaistos (and Athene), the best preserved temple … Continue reading Day 2
We have safely arrived into Athens after an early start this morning. We enjoyed a flying visit to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion before a lovely three course meal. The pudding was a typical Greek halva, which had mixed reviews from the pupils!
Here is the itinerary for the trip, to give just a flavour of what we will visit and experience on the trip to Greece in the Easter holidays. Please look at the blog for daily updates on our activities and adventures! The plan is to depart from Shelburne Road at 6am with Marchants Coaches. Our flight departs at … Continue reading Greece Itinerary