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GREECE: Paros Island

16 Jul | Rachel Bell | No Comments

Don’t Skip the Hikes

  Greetings from the Cyclades! It has been a packed couple of weeks full of excursions. For the first two weeks of the Summer program, we generally have our classes every other day, and a trip to a nearby island on the off days. These trips are full of visits to museums and archaeological sites, …

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11 Jul | Rachel Bell | No Comments

Athens: An Introduction

                  Χαίρετε! That’s “hello” in Greek. I don’t actually speak Greek, but the other students and I are sure to learn some while we’re here! My name is Rachel and I’m one of the college students in Athena’s Paros Island summer program to study Creative Writing. I’m …

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2 Apr | Patrick Maloney | No Comments

Walking to Class

I’m currently sitting in a hotel room on the island of Naxos, not Paros, after traveling here by ferry for the weekend. We’ve just visited a museum, a nice café, and the Portara. Here, I have the smaller bed of the two (with Dora the Explorer sheets), but I’m certainly not complaining. Walking to Class …

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26 Mar | Patrick Maloney | No Comments

EXCURSION No. 2//WEATHER

Excursion No. 2 Last weekend brought us our second excursion. Yuko, George, and Ionnais led us across Paros Island to the town of Lefkes. We reached The Church of Agia Triada, with its (now re-enforced) bell towers made of marble dating from the early 19th century. We also visited the cemetery where most graves used …

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20 Mar | Patrick Maloney | No Comments

ARRIVAL//EXCURSION

Arrival March 4th marked the day when we embarked by ferry to Paros Island. We left Athens early, and the ferry ride took a few hours, so we arrived in Parikia around noon, where we met Jimmy, the owner of our apartments, and eventually arrived at our home for the next three months. The island, much …

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5 Mar | Patrick Maloney | 2 Comments

TRAVEL//ACCLIMATION

Travel On February 28th, my two sisters and I embarked on our first journey outside the States, on our way to Greece. We flew on three planes: one flew from our snowy home state of Minnesota to Chicago; another across the Atlantic to a beautiful airport in Madrid, Spain; and the last brought us into …

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