In May the IAAS Thessaloniki invited the IAAS Germany to an exchange week. Two members of IAAS Hohenheim and three of IAAS Bonn took the chance to visit them. Beside the IAAS Germany, students from IAAS France were joining us on the trip. During the week we got an insight into Greek agriculture, we visited a company, which was specialized in organic product export, went to a blueberry farm and saw the trial fields of the University of Thessaloniki. We took part in discussion about the chances and possibilities of the local agriculture and listened to speeches about beekeeping. Worth mentioning is also, that we had the chance to do a little of beekeeping by ourselves. Also we had an interesting tour to two small companies, of which one produced natural cosmetics and the other one was a family ran cigar company. From Wednesday to Friday we stayed in the region of Drama, about three hours by train from Thessaloniki, where we visited a winery and where our trade fair took place. On our last day we made a tour through the beautiful old city.
To sum up, we passed an extraordinary week in Greece. Last but not least, we enjoyed the good weather and warm Greek sun.