PEACE RUN

Greece 25 September: Athens

welcome to Hellas

Welcome to Hellas! Greece received our Peace Run Team in two waves: while the cars travelled by ferry boat, the core team took a nice flight via Samos...

Peace Run meets Sparta...

We started the Peace Run in Greece in the famous harbour of Piraeus. Sophia received the torch...

...the police guided us savely to the city hall of Piraeus...

...Stavros Eliniadis, the city representative of Piraeus, welcomed us...

...Greek sweets - a must!

...we received a nice gift!

Thank you Piraeus, especially Helen and Irini, for the warm welcome!

....a team - selfie...

...our local running team...

...our next meeting: the "Avgolea Linardatou" school - a private culture - and sport college.

...an enthusiastic welcome...

...we visited first the higher grades...

...the principal received the torch...

Thank you Antonis Spertos!

...all the students passed it on...

...from the secondary school we went on to the younger kids through an alley of students...

...the kids prepared nice drawings...

...and Peace can be felt in the heart...

Thank you Isabela Linardatou, Kiriakos Mavitzis, all the teachers and Peristeri for the enthusiastic welcome!

...in the afternoon we had time for some Peace Run sightseeing....

...you have to see the Akropolis if you come to Greece!

Thanks for the first day!