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Not much left in a beautiful Forest Glade

I visited Aristotle’s school in a beautiful forest glade where he taught a 13 to 16 yo Alexander... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Sydney, Australia
Historic but low key.

Yet another historic site that requires some imagination to appreciate. Quiet and cool around the... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2017
Martinsville, Indiana
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

I visited Aristotle’s school in a beautiful forest glade where he taught a 13 to 16 yo Alexander and his mates in the classics. There is not much left other than the stone cliff walls. The attraction for me was more the walk by the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This attraction has to be accessed via a rough path and one has to exercise considerable imagination to see Aristotle teaching the young Alexander. The caves are atmospheric and dry. The cultural centre across the road was closing as we arrived but the curator was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed December 14, 2017

It's a quaint spot, down by the river with abundant vegetation and just the outlines of foundations of buildings on several terraces. It is close to ancient Mieza and fits the description of the "school" attended by Alexander and his peers, where Aristotle taught. However,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank David P
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Yet another historic site that requires some imagination to appreciate. Quiet and cool around the spring of the nymphs.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank hoosierM
Reviewed October 8, 2017

It is an overwhelming experience to sit in the place where Alexander sat, as a student to Aristotle. Seeing the short videos inside the center was a really good idea before walking the site to get the information to make the experience richer and more...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

If you'd like to quietly touch the roots of our cultural history... this is perhaps The Place. Here, Aristotle taught. Here, Alexander the Great was a young student. Here was, for a brief moment in time, one of the hubs of Western thought. Today, it's...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Dave P
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

What a special experience, to visit and feel and see this serene spot on a very quiet autumn day. The silence added to the strange feeling that young Alexander was being taught here by the great Aristoteles himself. The sound of the water in the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank kikkerg
Reviewed September 26, 2016

There isn't much to see as far as the school goes. Only a few ruins, but the caves surrounding the school are pretty neat.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank DalesM921
Reviewed September 20, 2016

The first university of the Universe. The School of Aristotle, where Alexander the Great and the sons of the noble Macedonian families studied literature, philosophy, mathematics, politics, war strategies..... The school that inspired Alexander and his future Generals with the ideas of a new world....More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Yiorgos B
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Most influential according to several lists of the great. This place is out of the way, overgrown with exuberant volunteer vegetation, dripping with sweet water, has fences which only indicate the suggested path and do not bear leaning upon or sitting upon. Once a small...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank MissPriss234
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