Last weekend we made a three night trip to Thessaloniki, about 5 1/2 hours north of Athens by car. Our purposes were simple, to visit a church in the area and give an update about God’s work among refugees in Athens. We also had the opportunity to visit some of the sites of Macedonia (the northern Greek region, not the former Yugoslavian republic). It was a great adventure. Here are some pics:

Kristin and Sofia at the old city walls, which date back to the Byzantine period

The tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great – An earthquake concealed the entrance soon after his burial, thus hiding the tomb from grave robbers. Consequently, it is one of the best preserved examples of Macedonian royal tombs.

Sofia enjoying the hiking trails around Mt. Olympus.

Nikos and Maria – our gracious hosts!

3 thoughts on “Friday Photos – Thessaloniki Edition

  1. Lovely, looks a bit like the tour Nikos gave us (Philip’s tomb was fascinating). One highlight was when Nikos took us to Halkidki. At one point, he walked away from us to the other end the beach, and started to whack rocks into the ocean with a massive piece of driftwood, offering with no explanation why. Very funny, but probably one of those “you had to be there” moments.

  2. Lovely, looks a bit like the tour Nikos gave us (Philip’s tomb was fascinating). One highlight was when Nikos took us to Halkidki. At one point, he walked away from us to the other end the beach, and started to whack rocks into the ocean with a massive piece of driftwood, offering with no explanation why. Very funny, but probably one of those “you had to be there” moments.

  3. Yeah, we heard from Susie and Carolyn that Halkidiki is a highlight, but we didn’t make it out that way (first, because of the weather; second, so not to run around quite so much with Sofia). Hopefully we’ll get out there next time. I can imagine Nikos doing something quite like that – ha.

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