School of Aristotle

School of Aristotle, Naousa

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monia71
Treviso, Italy2,037 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
This place will require a short time of visit but you will appreciate the atmosphere and the calmness. It is where Aristotele from 343 before christ for two years taught Alexander the great... Beside there is a little but interesting culture center where visitors can have a coffee and buy some souvenir. The culture center is closed on weekends but they will leave the door open so as to allow visitors to use toylets. So simple place but that deserve a visit. It is located approximately 110 km from Thessaloniki. If you need to reach and you have a navigation system as follows the grids: 40.629857 N 22.099108 E or 40 37' 47,48"N
22 05' 56.78". The road to reach is good and asphalted and there is a big paved parking area. Place very nice to be visited in spring time. Highly recommended
Written March 10, 2019
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia5,107 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
For me it was a surrealistic experience to stand on the spot where Aristotle taught the boy Alexander the Great and his close friends between 343 and 340 BCE. For some years now I have traveled the world following Alexander's incredible campaign. But this spot is the beginning of it all ; this is where the seeds of greatness were planted by the greatest thinker of his (of all ?) time.
The site is a little underwhelming : it is at the end of an overgrown path and there is nothing much substantial or visual - so it is more an emotional journey to come here. As an attraction for the average tourist it fails totally in its current format ; with some more excavations, cleaning up, better informative signage and probably a little reconstruction, it could be a major drawing card.
As for me, I was satisfied to spend some time just sitting around, soak up the energy and letting my imagination run free.
Written July 12, 2019
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Melany W
63 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
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 meaningful. The advice of the person working there to drive to the Tombs of Anthimia and the Judgement was the best advice - these two tombs are so well preserved, are 100 years older then Vergina, and are truly amazing.
Written October 8, 2017
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COJOWisconsin
Germantown, WI625 contributions
Oct 2019
There is nothing to really see here. Some minor remnants and caves but really neglected. And a lot of stray dogs. Some signage to read but hard to believe this is what they say it was. It really isn’t close to any other history sights- 50 minutes from the waterfalls in Edessa and 45 minutes from the Tomb of King Philip II.
Written October 3, 2019
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Jeff G
Washington DC, DC106 contributions
Jul 2019
We were very intrigued to visit this location. We did during a closed period and got to walk the grounds. They are interesting but not a lot to share. We were not able to see the museum, so can not comment
Written August 8, 2019
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Lin D
Royston, UK522 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
A strange place because the infrastructure is there for many visitors, eg a huge car park but the site seems neglected! No one was there! There are pathways up to an area of rock with caves and a large and helpful information board in English and Greek. The setting is lovely but you really have to use your imagination and feel that really something special did happen here around 340BC when Aristotle tutored Alexander the Great for two years until he was 16!
Written June 21, 2019
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Jenny Jocker10
Naousa, Greece8 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
stunning and not far from thessaloniki city
you are so close to naousa city and edessa city you can make a small tour between veria naousa Edessa
Written June 16, 2019
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_dmpmvp
Athens, Greece7 contributions
May 2019
We did not know that it existed (our hotelier suggested it). Due to bank holiday it was closed but we contacted the person responsible who not only opened it for us (we were 3 families -11people) but more importantly guided us through history with the passion of a gig who really loves what he is doing, open the amphitheater for us to see relevant video’s & gave us vip treatment! The ancient city of Mieza where the school of Aristotle is located is an unknown place (living in the “shadow” of ancient Pella & Vergina) well worth visiting
Written May 2, 2019
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Ioannis V
London, UK124 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
I have visited many times since I was a kid, its a place of great historical significance, to know that where you stand once stood Aristotle and Alexander the Great. Beautiful and very interesting landscape too.
Written December 26, 2018
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,870 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
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 creek in the lovely verdant setting.
Written July 31, 2018
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