The group of “Discover Athens” to the Museums of Athens and the Carnival Festival

On Sunday 03/03/2019 the group of “Discover Athens” had visited various museums, archaeological sites and explored the historic center of Athens.

The meeting point was Syntagma square where everyone watched the change of guards to the monument of unknown soldier, the ceremony with the traditional uniforms and the march that followed. Afterwards, the group visited the War Museum of Athens, where they saw the war equipment that is held there from World War I, II, the civil war and traditional uniforms that the soldiers used to wear. Also, they watched a video about the battleship of Salamina, something very interesting because everyone already knew the Persian King Xerxes and his part to the Persian history.

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Furthermore, the beneficiaries visited the Byzantine Museum which apart of the interesting collection has a beautiful outdoor garden. The group walked to the historic center of Athens saw important buildings such as the Academy of Athens by the architect Hansen, a building dedicated to the Arts, Letters and Science and the Olympic Gods that are there to adorn the front of the building. Finally, the group went to the traditional carnival parade of Metaxourgeio and celebrated the arrival of the carnival.

The activity is part of the «METAVASIS Project – Participation, Empowerment and Social Inclusion of Refugees / Migrants in Greece» concerning the support and integration of refugees and immigrants in Greek society. The Project is run by Caritas Hellas and is funded by Caritas Germany.