26 May

Year 9 Santorini Trip

Following a gourmet after-school lunch on Wednesday 17th May, Year 9 departed for Santorini, a gorgeous Greek island. The flight from Athens to Santorini was very short which was great since we were all very excited to arrive. As soon as we got there we picked up our luggage and headed to our hotel, Porto Perissa. Until we settled in it was almost 10pm, so we just walked around the town.

The next day, after fuelling up with a delicious breakfast, we left the hotel for Fira. We took the boat to the volcano where the unstoppable Mr Nitsche gave us a lecture. Of course we took detailed notes, which we then learnt off by heart (just kidding!). Although the weather wasn’t as good as we had wished for we still swam on the way back at the Black Beach and had lots of fun. But more fun was still to be experienced when we rode the donkeys - one of the major touristic attractions of the island. The sunset that evening made it clear to all of us why Santorini is considered to be one of the best islands in the world. Simply breathtaking! But after the romantic sunset in Oia it was time for dancing in one of the best discos on the island.

On Friday morning we woke up with mixed feelings of excitement and sadness because this was the last day of our trip. We visited the ancient settlement of Akrotiri, which I highly recommend even to the people who find museums boring. It is so well preserved and the archaeologists have done such an amazing job that one can very easily get a clear idea of what life was like in Santorini before the eruption of the volcano. Then back to the hotel for a swim in the pool before leaving for the airport.

Thank you Mrs Bodington, Mr Faye, Mr Nitsche and Mrs Szambowski for the memories!

Days spent with friends and peers: invaluable

Ariadne Lampropoulou
Year 9

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