Senior Trip To Chania, Crete


Throughout the senior year, we were under a lot of pressure caused by numerous responsibilities such as, college applications, assignments, deadlines, exams… All these kept us “slightly” behind from having fun and enjoying memorable moments with our friends.
Then, it was over! We did it! No more stress! We are going on a senior trip! We can relax, laugh and have fun in one of the most beautiful parts of Greece, Crete .

During these five days,  we came closer with our friends and with our chaperone  teachers, Mrs.Tsaloumi and Ms.Pagidou, who combined both the entertaining and the cultural part of Crete in the trip. Our first night in Chania, we visited and walked around the old port and the narrow streets of the old town, the town’s square and tasted local dishes at a taverna.

The next day we decided to relax a bit so we went to a nearby beach in Agia Marina and spent the whole day there, swimming or playing beach volley. The third day we visited the archaeological site of Knossos and walked through the remains of the majestic Knossos palace and the archaeological Museum of Heraklion, where we admired the museum’s exhibits from Crete’s king Mino’s era, including pottery, miniature sculptures and golden jewelry. On the way back to Chania we stopped at Rethymno, at night exhausted we stayed at the hotel.

Fourth day was a beatiful sunny day at first thus we went on a day trip again. Our first stop was at a Cave with a small church inside and a breathtaking view followed by a stop at the amazing beach of  Elllafonisi, where the wind and rain did not let us swim and we were all disappointed. We spent our last day in Chania, revisiting the old port and buying gifts for our friends and family, before taking the plane back to Thessaloniki.

I should not forget to mention the delicious Cretan delicacies that we enjoyed all these days.  Crete is irresistible! Cameras captured its beauty, our smiles and happiness for having great friends and crazy moments that we will never forget.

Bojana Kovac’15 and Marilena Rozaniti’15