Updated: Jan 4, 2019
by Alina Belyaeva, Kazan, Russian Federation
EERco Volunteer, MACs AUTUMN Pr., EVS e+ | Alexandreia, GR
Tour in Vergina & Naousa (02.11.2018)
(during a day-off of W06)
I woke up on Friday morning in very adventure mood because we should make a tour near Imathia region with EERco members.
So we started from Vergina – very beautiful place near mountains and very famous by it’s history.
I’m not a big fan of museums, but the Museum of Phillippos II I lked madly. I think I could spend there all day, but we had a rich program for this day. Big tombs, very interesting finds – all of this talk about how ancient and majestic greek civilization and immerse you the atmosphere of those times.
I was very surprised that Royal Palace – king of Phillippos II is situated in these beautiful places, in the region, close to us! And it was strange to know it is disassembled in parts and in the transferring process to Pella.
Further our path went to picturesque Prodromas monastery on the Aliakmonas river. Beside of it’s charm beauty this place has very calm and cozy sensation. As I understood Saint Dimitrious was living here in a cave and could find the church later, when it became a monastery. I was very surprised to see the russian icon of Blessed Matrona there!!!
Also I was happy to be in the places where taught Aristotelous in his school near Naoussa. This is a very modest rocky place with a small cave inside. It was really nice to feel the atmosphere, where Alexandros Megalo had philosophy lessons from Aristotelous himself, where the mystery of knowledge transferring was happening!!!
After we were in biggest region park in Naoussa with playful and stormy river. It’s like a big forest with a reserved area with animals.
And in the end we spent a great time together with very delicious tradional greek food in taverna. We tried a fish from this Naoussas river, salads, boiled vegetables, burgundi and vine.
It was very nice day I can say!