So when I saw the announcement-invitation of the Panhellenic Society of Teachers for the Environmental Education about a trip to the Axios Delta I decided to apply for a place on the trip along with hubbie of course.
We had to pay only 18 euros and it included the bus trip,the coffee break,the guided tour to the Delta and the lunch. Absolutely great!
We started early in the morning and walked to the meeting point a quarter of an hour away from home. Thessaloniki at 8 in the morning is beautiful on a sunny February day.
At the meeting point I met two of my friends from my circle of friends and I was very happy I would be sharing the day with them as well. Hubbie was happy too as he knows how much my friends mean to me and how much they have stood by me in difficult times.
After attending an interesting talk from the very active and passionate about her job lady called Eva along with a powerpoint film we had some coffee,tsipouro and mezedes(appetisers) and then went on a long walk amidst the Delta streams and little lakes and ponds. We saw lots of different plants but the most important was seeing from afar the lovely birds. We saw flamingoes,seagulls and various others birds with the binoculars.My photos are not very good as I don't have a good camera but still I took lots of photos and enjoyed the views.
typha latifolia .
juncus acutus .
I brought them home and washed them and now they are on my window sill.I wish people didn't threw away their rubbish and the river does not carry them away but I was glad to find some old pieces of discontinued bottled beverages. As you can see they are not as cooked as in the sea,still they are quite old.
There was a lovely photo-painting on the wall of the restaurant showing Thessaloniki as seen from the Delta with flamingoes flying.The chandelier was nice too with fish and anchors.
I have been with my old school years ago at this field trip and really loved to do it again.
The Internet site of the Axios Delta is excellent and also in Englsih. You can learn a lot about the Delta as well as see lots of beautiful photos of the animals and birds of the area.So go have a look at http://www.axiosdelta.gr/ .
This is my favourite photo from the whole day. A type of egret reflected on the peaceful water surface.
Billia beverage and the third a bottle of Rhodes Retsina. As for the aqua piece it is probably the base of a big bottle or something and I only took it for its lovely colour.