Day 18: Thursday, April 13

Sites Visited: Lamia and Thermopylae

Leaders: Victoria and Ben

Hi mom!!!

So today we did nothing but sit on a bus. We got up at 8am to leave Thessaloniki and Macedon forever, but not before a stop in Lamia at a museum with a ton of Bronze Age pottery. We walked around for a while exploring, saw a really cool dedication plaque to Artemis, and then got back on the bus.

After a short while, we stopped at Thermopylae, the fortified hill where Leonidas and his 300 Spartans made their last stand. The mood was somber and reverent, and the mosquitoes that bit us hearkened back to the Spartans attacking the Persians with nothing but their teeth. We heard the legendary story and then headed off the hill to get some lunch at a nice taverna on the side of the road.

Lunch took awhile, we played some pool and sat outside, and then it was back on the road for Athens. The Easter season is starting over here, so we’re gonna have a lot of time off in the coming days. Time to relax for the night!

Μolων λαβε,

Vic, Ben, SQAWD.

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