Friday May 29th
Sites Visited: Paleontological Museum of Samos, Beaches
Where did we stay tonight?: Athens
Leaders: Ally Begly and Chris Johnson
This morning we woke up and had breakfast in the Astra Village. Since we had the morning off, all of us went different places. In the morning, Professor Christesen, Sarah, Ally, and Jason, made the trek to the epic Paleontology Museum of the Aegean. Highlights included a stuffed polar bear, bones from a short-necked giraffe that once lived on Samos, and, of course, the Kaplani, a ferocious cat that swam 2 km from the shores of Asia Minor, washed up on Samos, and terrorized the village of Pythagorio until it was defeated by two brave brothers. CJ and Professor Faro went to the beach, and the rest of us worked on our Iliad papers and Ephesus assignments which were due that afternoon. Around 3:00 we went to the airport, and flew from Samos to Athens, which took just as much time taking the bus and the train back from the airport to the hotel. Back in the Astor, we wasted little time and after getting our bags, had our final Iliad discussion in the dungeon/conference room in the basement. Afterwards, we all went out to eat. Tomorrow we have a day off, then one more day in Athens before we head on our final trip to the Cyclades.
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