On March 12, 11 students, one mom and two teacher chaperones from Ballenas Secondary School in Parksville flew from Nanaimo to Vancouver to Frankfurt to Athens, Greece for a 12 day tour with EF. We visited Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Epidauros, Mycenae, Nafplio, Cape Sunio. We took a day cruise in the Saronic Gulf and visited Hydra ( a beautiful island where there are no cars – if you want to go somewhere, you can go by boat, by foot or by donkey), Poros and Aegina. We also took a cruise to Mykonos, Kusadasi in Turkey (to see Ephesos), Patmos (for the Grotto of the Apocalypse), Crete (for the ruins of Knossos) and Santorini.
Highlights? You ask. Well, the answers varied. Yes, students were astounded by the Acropolis and Ephesos and Mycenae. Yes, they loved riding the donkeys up the cliff of S... read more