Hotel Aliston

Skála Potamiás, Thásos, Northeast Aegean Islands, 640 04, Greece | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Skála Potamiás

Crypt & Tombs

A travel blog entry by itravel114

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... The relic was in an elaborate, gold nook where you would walk through, kiss the relic's glass box, and continue on back into the rest of the church. Our next stop was the crypt under St. Demetrius. Once we filed down the stairs it was musty and dark. Nena gave a brief description of the importance of the crypt which was the place where St. Demetrius was tortured and killed.  Our next stop was in Vergina, a town in Thessaloniki, which was the Vergina Royal Tombs ...

Ancient City of Philippi

A travel blog entry by madtram93

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We visited the ancient city of Philippi which was our first site with ruins in Greece. Saint Paul visited here during his ministry in 49 or 50 A.D. and was put in jail here for a time. Within the city we visited different excavations, including the Forum, the Philippian jail and the Egnatian Way. We saw one archaeological site there that has tombs and beautiful mosaic flooring overtop of the dig site. On one portion of the mosaic flooring Paul's name is written in ancient Greek, ...

Baptistry of St. Lydia

A travel blog entry by bnnashton

... beginning of the piece, our pitch dropped almost immediately, and this gave a different sounding character to the passages. Our overall expression was good, but it was difficult to hear the sopranos in many sections.

It was fascinating to see an example of church history being linked to Phillipi, even if the connection isn't explicitly verified. Singing at the baptistry of St. Lydia gave meaning to the connection of site to the New Testament.
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We're in Ruinnsss

A travel blog entry by gritttle

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... decoration at the time and how it lasted through many earthquakes. It was rather cold so after Nena toured us around the site we rushed to the bus to go to the next site. Our next stop was at St. Lydia's Baptistery. It was even colder in the baptistery. I have never been to such a place before but it was beautiful. It baptismal bath was the center of the baptistery with steps leading down. At the entrance of the baptistery was a ...

Greece, We Have Arrived!

A travel blog entry by emilyemoore

This morning we woke up and Nena took us to see the ancient jail cell where Paul was held at Philippi. We saw many other ruins of churches and some houses and a church built in Paul's honor. The floor had a mosaic inscription of his name! We also sang once again in the amphitheater there, only this time it was the alma mater holding our RMC sign and "Sing Me to Heaven" and Maddie, Kenny, and Josh gave a ...

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