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Alexandria -Greece

  1. 1. 1st Junior high school Alexandria- Greece Students: Spyros L., Vaggelis M., Konstantina P., Giannis M., Demetra K. Maria P. , Steven M. Persefoni Mp. , Helen Ts., , Hara St., Helen k. , Magda S., Afroditi Ts. , Alexandra Fl.
  2. 2. Alexandria is an agricultural town in the center of a plain near river Aliakmonas (this place in the past was called Rumlouki which means Greek land Romiotopos-ellinotopos). It is located in the prefecture of Imathia in central Macedonia. The town of of Alexandria is about 52 Km from Thessaloniki, 21 km from Veroia the capital of imathia and about 20 km from vergina. Vergina is situated close to the site of ancient Aigai (latined as Aegae) , once the royal capital of ancient Macedonia Alexandria was liberated from the Turks on the 18th October of 1912. Alexandria’s older popular Greek name was Gidas. Gidas was formally annexed to Greece on the 28th July of 1913 by the treaty of Burchrest. There are different versions concerning the original name of Alexandria. The first version states that it originates from the Turkish word gida ( food). According to local researchers, the name dates back to the Byzantine period and means "Land Road". In 1953 it took the name Alexandria in honor of Alexander the Great. There are a lot of buildings in Alexandria: 2 nursery schools, 7 kindergartens 7 primary schools, 6 schools of secondary education from which 2 are for technical education, one school for special education, a Town Hall, churches, a police station, 7 banks, a train stadium, a municipal library, choir center, a swimming center, cultural center, a stadium, 2 gyms, one hotel, one amphitheatre, restaurants, cafeterias, supermarkets and a lot of shops. Most of the families who live in Alexandria live in blocks of flats. However, many inhabitants still live in houses.
  3. 3. Town hall Train station
  4. 4. Monument which commemorates the heroes Local stadium Theoharis Kougas square
  5. 5. amphitheatre Local stadium Folklore associations
  6. 6. 19th of May square Swimming center Recently the Alexandria Municipality built a swimming pool. There are given swimming lessons for beginners and swimming competitions take place, as well.
  7. 7. Local gym This is the first school which was built in Alexandria. It is a very big school with a lot of students. It is made of stones.
  8. 8. Alexandria in Christmas
  9. 9. CHOIR CENTER At the premises of the choir center in Alexandria adults and children can attend lessons, practice and prepare for concerts all around Greece, even abroad Graffiti of our town
  10. 10. Church dedicated to Virgin Mary’s Assumption The central church is dedicated to Virgin Mary. It’s a beautiful church with great pictures depicting Saints, Virgin Mary , Christ.
  11. 11. The swimming pool, the small amphitheater and sport fields (including tennis courts, basketball courts and skateboard place). Konaki is the building where the Turkish Bey used as Headquarters of the region. It was built in 1904 beside the old Konaki which was depicted in a map of the Turkish period. The last Turkish owner of Konaki was Isin – Bey who lived in Istanbul before. Konaki
  12. 12. Aliakmonas A river that runs near Alexandria is Aliakmon. Aliakmon is the longest river in Greece
  13. 13. Traditional music instruments of Alexandria The Greek tambour “daouli“ The Greek clarinet “zournas“
  14. 14. The traditional dressing The traditional dress is considered to be one of the oldest in the Greece The male costume does not have any peculiarity contrary to that of woman. The dominant element of the female dress is a headband called katsouli. It consists of three handkerchiefs, and represents and ancient helmet. According to the tradition Great Alexander admired the local women about the courage and heroism that they showed in a battle in which men showed cowardice. He ordered thus women to wear men’s helmet, which as time went by became a part of their traditional dress.
  15. 15. Alexandria choir The idea of a choral group was imported to the little town of Alexandria in 1987. The first director of the choir was Gregoris Savvopulos. Likely the idea grew up and nowadays there is a Municipality Choral Center, witch is supporting two choirs. First the young- children’s, female choir “Melissanthi” and the mixed adults’ choir “Alexadrian Voices”. Eleni Theodoridou is the choirs’ main director, Kostas Pantelidis accompanies at the piano and Gregoris Savvopoulos is the art director. The choir participated in many concerts in 2010 in Istanbul, in 2009 in Wernigerode,in 2008 in Graz, Austria . This year we are preparing for a trip to Italy.
  16. 16. SOURCES www. Google.gr www. Alexandria.gr www. Choir.gr

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