Thursday April 23
Sites Visited: Perachora (Archaic and Classical sanctuary), Aigosthena (Classical fortifications), Plataia (Persian War battlefield)
Where did we stay tonight?: Thebes
Leaders: Alex Maceda and Dallis Fox
Kalimera, FSP insiders!
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When April 23rd rolls around, that can only mean one thing: Perachora. With its private cove and multiphase Heraion, this ancient site is anything but ruined. But with the best panoramic views of the Corinthian gulf, will anyone remember A. and C.J.’s big day? Or will it be discarded like the Roman period remains? Well, C.J. sure made a big splash…
Spotted: Our two group leaders carrying a nutella-covered pound cake. Could it be to the birthday two? Maybe A. and C.J. weren’t forgotten after all. Did our two fearless leaders delay the celebration of the birthday for the next scenic cove, Alkionias that is? And we hear that the best preserved Classical tower at Aegosthena is the perfect backdrop for turning another year older…
Every FSPer fantasizes about finding her perfect battlefield. But since when did one of the most decisive battles of the Persian war occur in an inconsequential polis’ backyard? Not much to see here at Plataia, archaeologically that is. But the real story is always what’s happening in private. Perhaps the professor has a paper is in store…
Until next time,
You know you love me,
Group, meet Perachora:
Chris’s 23rd birthday plunge:
Day 33 Photo Album: