Yesterday, all of the MBAers went off on a trip to the Temple of Aphaea, despite the rain.
We also toured Philippos Olive Oil bottling company in Aigina. Mr. Philippos exports classic, extra virgin, organic, and delicate olive oil across many countries in Europe and in California.
Yesterday we all went to visit Apivita, a natural skin and hair care products producer located outside of Athens. We had the opportunity to listen to a presentation made by the passionate HR director, Mr Panos Fillipis. After the presentation we all were able to take a tour of Apivita’s facilities which included bee hives, olive trees, a herb garden, production facility, quality control and a biochemistry lab.
The next business we visited is named Coco-Mat. Coco-Mat produces high end mattresses made from all natural products found in Greece.
– Drury MBA
Upon arriving in Athens we were greeted by Parliment guards, a parade of people wearing traditional garmets from their respected areas of Greece, and a marching band. After, we enjoyed lunch in the nearby botanical gardens.
I will continue to update all of you blog viewers out there on our experiences in Greece throughout the week.
We made it to London. Although we are all exhausted we wanted to see the city so it started with a trip on the London Underground (Tube).
Followed by a stop at a Pub (for lunch).
We then broke up into groups and explored the city.
I am sure everyone will have lots of pictures to share. We are now at the airport ready to head back to Chicago. If all goes well we will be in Springfield 3:11 PM Sunday. We all have had a great time, but we are certainly excited to get home.
Today was a full day of sightseeing the old and new cities of Greece. Our day started off with a bus ride to the Corinth Canal with a neat starting point for our day!
Treasury of Arteus, the best preserved example of a tholos tomb, was the next stop on our tour. This place was constructed and used around 1250 BC and was built on an enourmous scale, as you can see in the picture of the entrance to the tomb.
But the outdoor adventure didn’t stop there, next we went up to the rest of the Mycane, which is known as the main center of the Mycanean world. This place was filled up various ruins that are known to be tholos tombs, grave circles, houses, and workshops. The climb was definitely worth the view this afternoon as well!
Once we finished our sightseeing, we had worked up quite an appetite and went to a place called Kolizeras that had some fantastic chicken slouvaki and warm homemade apple pie.
Our next stop was the scenic town of Nafplio. Our tour guide showed us around the city steeets then we were set free to do some exploring of our own. While some of us continued the theme of adventure through hiking to the remains of a castle, others of us took advantage of a new shopping expedition. Overall everyone had a great experience with the town and it’s great gelato!
After a full day of seeing some more of Greece, we cannot wait to see what is in store for us on our last full day here before leaving for London!