- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... the midst of the destruction and dedicated himself to its restoration. Twenty-years later, the church reopened and became the central church for the Metropolis of Thessaloniki. I met him; he gave me a book of Palamas’ sermons written during 1347-1359. They’re written in Greek.
Iconography covered the walls and ceilings. Depictions of Christ, His Life, His Mother, and the Saints bring the unknown into the known where ...
... in Greece when a waiter came up asking me if I’d like more
wine. At the same time I had just started to ladle more of the beet salad onto
my plate. As he asked me if I would like another glass, I replied in Greek,
taking no time to switch from one language to the other. Then reverting back
when speaking to my peers. This might not seem like something to grand, but
just picture it. Picture Alex Arens doing this. I don’t eat new things. I ...
... in quaint, but they were full of character and charm. And orange trees. Eventually we made it to the fortress at the top of the city, from which there were wonderful views all the way down over a sea of white rooftops to the ocean. We couldn't go in to the fortress as it was closed on Mondays, but the view was just as good from the outside. We then descended to meet the Byzantine walls, which are hefty, tall, thick structures that go on for some considerable distance, ...
... from Homer's The Iliad would have took place. On display as the most striking piece was the golden wreath of oak leaves Philip II would have worn on the pyre.
Tomb 3 was that of Alexander IV. While the ashes of Philip II and his wife [likely Meda] were placed in gold boxes, those of Alexander IV were put in a silver vase. This tomb contained the most exquisite ivory work ever done by the Greeks.
I would have loved to go to the archaeological museum ...
... because we had orientation for our program the next morning.
The biggest inconvenience I have found thus far is the language barrier. Almost all the road signs are in Greek. I have an advantage on most people because I know the Greek alphabet and the general pronunciation. But that doesn't mean I can translate anything. There are a lot of shop owners who don't understand english either, and most things in their shops are written in Greek as well. Not to ...