Author Archives: Andrew Boycott

Lion Hunt mosaic at Pella Craterus Alexander the Great

What A Site: Pella Greece – Ancient Macedonian Kingdom’s Capital

 The ancient Greek archaeological site at Pella, former capital of the Macedonian Kingdom under King Archelaus at the 5th century BC’s end, was also the birthplace of Alexander the Great. Located in the north of Greece, Pella is approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Thessaloniki.

Lion Hunt mosaic at Pella Craterus Alexander the Great

Dating back to 320 BC and located in Pella Greece, this lion hunt mosaic, is thought to depict Craterus rescuing Alexander the Great.

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Aegialis Hotel on the island of Amorgos Greece

Accommodation Spotlight – Aegialis Hotel

Perhaps more than any other hotel in the history of Adventures Abroad, the Aegialis Hotel, on the island of Amorgos in Greece’s Cycladic Islands, is our unofficial ‘home-away-from-home.’ This hotel, and the island itself, was “discovered” by one of our first Tour Leaders in 1988, when he found himself “stranded” on Amorgos by a weather-related ferry cancellation.

Aegialis Hotel on the island of Amorgos Greece

You really can’t go wrong visiting almost any island in Greece, but on the island of Amorgos you’ll find a gem of a hotel in the Aegialis Hotel.

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