The main program finally started today.
Most students arrived at the airport much earlier than the agreed time (which made teachers rush too), looking forward, we must assume, to take part in the experience. At the airport, we were greeted by a staff of the travel agency which had arranged our booking. The staff explained about the checking-in procedure and other airport formalities, information that may have sounded redundant to those who are used to flying, but very useful for the several students for whom Greece was to be their very first trip abroad (if not even their first trip on an airplane). And after a few last announcements in front of the departure gate, we were ready to go!