written by Albert Hinterberger

Our partner school - 105th Primary School of Thessaloniki

Established in 1986, it is the largest school of the city of Thessaloniki in number of students. It is located at the north-east part of the city next to the Seih-sou forest. There are more than 350 students in 18 classes (3 in each grade) and 2 integrated classes. From 6 years old (Grade 1) to 12 years old (Grade 6).

The city of Thessaloniki

Also known as Thessalonica or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the Greek region of Macedonia.
Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece's cultural capital. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually, while the city also hosts the largest bi-annual meeting of the Greek diaspora. Founded in 315 BC by Cassander of Macedon, Thessaloniki's history spans some 2,300 years. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great and princess of Macedon as daughter of Philip II. An important metropolis by the Roman period, Thessaloniki was the second largest and wealthiest city of the Byzantine Empire. Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, including the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as several Roman, Ottoman and Sephardic Jewish structures.


Quelle: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thessaloniki

Mount Olympos

In Greek mythology Olympus was the home of the Twelve Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world. It is the setting of many Greek mythical stories. The Twelve Olympian gods lived in the gorges, where there were also their palaces. Pantheon was their meeting place and theater of their stormy discussions. The Throne of Zeus hosted solely him, the leader of the gods. From there he unleashed his thunderbolts, expressing his godly wrath. The Twelve Olympians included also Hera, Hestia, Demeter, Poseidon, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Aphrodite, Ares and Hephaestus.

Quelle: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olymp

Chalkidiki und Mount Athos

Chalkidiki is a peninsula and part of Central Macedonia. Due to its geographical shape Chalkidiki is often compared as a hand with three fingers. The Greek people use the worg “legs” instaed of “fingers” whereby Kassandra is the first leg, Sithonia the seond leg and Athos the third leg. The third leg Athos is an autonomous monkstate. Mount Athos  is commonly referred to as the “Holy mountain” and the entity as the “Atoniate state”. It is technically part of the EU but free movement of people and goods in this territory is prohibited, unless formal permission is granted by the Monastic State´s authorities.


Quelle: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalkidiki

Some more pictures: https://picasaweb.google.com/pts.gmunden/Greece_Erasmus

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