Today was our last day on the island, and unfortunately it was an extremely cold one. However, this did not stop us from exploring the last landmarks the island had in store for us.
Father Constantine (left), born in St. Louis, led the history lesson in a larger-than-life fashion. It was truly a privilege to receive such a once in a lifetime lecture. We were all humbled by this experience and found ourselves more engaged than we had anticipated.
Next, we walked over to the Aegina Volunteer Center where we took on multiple tasks to help out the community. We split into groups and engaged in multiple activities including; pouring olive oil, sorting shoes, moving donation items to be transported via truck, and boxing glass products.
With a full day of history and volunteering behind us, it is now time to pack up and prepare ourselves for an 8:45AM ferry back to Athens. Aegina has been so good to us (despite the cold), and the experiences it provided us will always be cherished.
– Matt Fry