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The First Week in Ελλάδα!

by Naras Prameswari

Last Updated on July 2, 2013 by


So, it has been a week since I arrived in Athens, Greece. Time flies here! I have plenty stories to tell about my first fun week in Athens.

First and foremost, my academic life in The American College of Greece – Deree!



Fun fact: Deree was used by the US Olympics team in Olympic Games 2004. The US Olympics team gave Deree a special memorial corner from the games and the lane six of its swimming pool is known as Michael Phelps‘ lane!


From the US Olympic Team 2004


Michael Phelps Lane #6

I told you on my last post that I was supposed to take two courses, sociology for my gen-ed and modern Greek history, right?

However… I decided to drop the modern Greek history course because I think focusing on one course for my short time here will  be better.

I feel happy with my decision, so I have plenty time to study and plenty time to explore Athens.

Speaking of having fun around Athens, our friend, brother, advisor, ambassador, Tassos, took me and my AIFS friends around town.

We went to Monastiraki to shop and to eat Moussaka, to Athens Flea Market, and watched sunset on the rock, facing Athens, by the Acropolis. Ah, what a dream come true!

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Monastiraki, Acropolis, and Sunset.

On the weekend, I went to S*Beach near Glyfada area in Athens with friends. The beach is clean and sooo much fun to be at! We went there when the sun was at its hottest, so being on the beach was perfect.


S*Beach – Athens

On Sunday, we went to Hydra Island, one of the famous islands in Greece. Unfortunately, my camera was dead as soon as we arrived there 🙁 But, the water is crystal clear. It was really pretty, all you wanted to do was to jump from the rock and directly dive into the ocean.


Hydra Port, I swear I did not take it from Google

So, that was pretty much what I did on my first week in Greece, not looking forward for the midterm after my Santorini-July 4 weekend, but looking forward to the fun ahead!



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