Greece Mobilities Survey
Between 13th and 20th February five groups of teachers and students from the schools in Spain, Germany, Ireland, Poland and England participated in a short youth exchange at a Greek school within Erasmus Project “Eurotrading – young entrepreneurs on the move”.
All the participants of the meeting had a great opportunity to explore the Greek culture and life style. On the first day our Greek hosts prepared a presentation about the city of Patras and large choice of traditional, Greek meals which we could taste. All foreign visitors were cheerfully welcomed by the head, the staff and the students of the Greek school. They were also introduced into the Greek folklore, popular games and the most popular and famous Greek dance Syrtaki, well-known as Zorba. A school drama club performed an ancient, Greek story.
Next day all the visitors were invited to the University where they were engaged into the intercultural activities. First, they listened to the lecture about the role of culture in our life, then they took a part in different activities and workshops. Their task was to promote the tourist attractions of Greece to different ethnic and culture groups. According to all the visitors it was a really interesting experience for all of them.
A great event was an all-day trip to Delphi. During the journey they could admire the beauty of the Greek landscape. They visited the ruins of the ancient sanctuary and the seat of the most famous, ancient oracle. They entered the well-known Apollo temple through a small market square surrounded with the ruins of the Roman shops and porticoes. The cobbled sacred road winds up to the mountain, surrounded with the pedestals of former bronze and marble statues. All the foreign visitors were deeply impressed with the Greek, ancient history.
Patras is the Greek capital of carnival. The streets of the city were crowded with disguised people and there were everywhere the stolls offering costumes or carnival masks. The great parade of the students began at noon. The hosting school prepared the costumes of the paradise birds for all visitors. The parade was the greatest event of the Erasmus meeting.